It’s Disney versus the Divas for supremacy on next week’s album chart and it’s coming down to the wire.
The “Hannah Montana: The Movie”soundtrack and new CDs from Ciara and Chrisette Michele are duking it out for who will come in at No. 1 and with three more days to tally sales, it’s too close to call. According to Hits Daily Double, the soundtrack to the Miley Cyrus vehicle and Michele’s “Epiphany” are on track to each sell 80,000-85,000 units, while Ciara’s “Fantasy Ride” is slightly behind (although not enough to rule it out for the top spot) with predictions of 75,000-80,000.
There’s a similar cluster for the rest of the Top 10 with already out titles from Rascal Flatts, Rick Ross, Lady GaGa, Taylor Swift and last week’s chart topper, Bob Dylan, are within a few thousand units of eachother.
Ben Harper and Relentless7’s “White Lies for Dark Times” should also crack the Top 10.
There’s not much of a pre-mother’s day bounce in evidence, although we suspect that moms and daughters bonding over Hannah Montana may be what propels the soundtrack back to the top, as well as what will drive Swift back up the chart this week. (Swift has also created a video for “The Best Day,” a lovely tribute to her mom on “Fearless”).