Alicia Keys is a ‘Girl On Fire’ atop next week’s Billboard 200

12.01.12 7 years ago

Alicia Keys” “Girl On Fire” will be the only new entry into Billboard 200″s Top 10 next week, but it will enter with style, debuting at No. 1 with sales of up to 160,000.

Rod Stewart”s holiday album, “Merry Christmas Baby,” is looking like the holiday hit of the season as it climbs to No. 2, racking up another 140,000 copies to add to its already impressive three-week tally of close to 280,000, according to Hits Daily Double. ‘Tis the season as three other Christmas titles are also in the top 10: a new edition of Michael Buble”s “Christmas” will likely be at No. 7 with sales of 75,000, closely followed by Lady Antebellum”s “On This Winter”s Night” at No. 8 (65,000-70,000) and Blake Shelton”s “Cheers, It”s Christmas” at No. 9 (60,000). Shelton”s album will likely see a nice bump the following week after his NBC Christmas special airs on Dec. 3.

This week”s No. 1 album, Rihanna”s “Unapologetic,” tumbles five places to No. 6 (or possibly No. 7; she and Buble are too close to project). Taylor Swift”s “Red” will be at No. 3 with sales of up to 130,000.

“American Idol” champ Phillip Phillips” debut, “The World From The Side of The Moon,” continues to sell well to last at No. 4, outpacing One Direction”s “Take Me Home,” which falls to No. 5. Rounding out the top 10 is Kid Rock”s “Rebel Soul,” which drops to No. 10.

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