While most eyes were focused on the divas–Mariah, Madonna and Babs-little Hayley Williams and her band Paramore were busy selling records. So much so that it looks like the Nashville-based rock band will come in at No. 1 next week with “Brand New Eyes.”
The group is on track to sell around 195,000 copies, giving them a handy lead over Mariah Carey’s “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel,” which will sell up to 170,000, according to Hits Daily Double.
Barbra Streisand could catch Carey, but will likely have to settle for No. 3 with “Love is the Answer.” So where does this leave poor Madge with “Celebration,” her greatest hits set? Madonna will have to settle for No. 8 or so…not too much to celebrate there.
Inbetween are a slew of new releases from Breaking Benjamin, Alice in Chains and Miranda Lambert, who will come in at No. 1 on the country chart with “Revolution.” In fact, the only holdovers in the top 10 from last week are Jay Z, who falls from 2-6 and Pearl Jam, who dive from No. 1 to 9.