Your weakend top 10 chart preview

Friday 9 May 2008

Good news, kiddies - there will be five debuts in next week's Top 10, and one of them will actually break 100k. That would be Neil Diamond, whose second Rick Rubin-produced Columbia album is headed toward the top of the chart, with a projected 130-135k, perked up by Mother's Day action.
Behind the old-timer will be RCA/RMG's debuting Clay Aiken, who should come tantalizingly close to six figures, with 90-95k. Madonna's Hard Candy (WB) appears to be melting toward 85-90k in its second week, probably good enough for #3 in this age of diminished expectations, though she probably can't wait to get her act to Live Nation.
Another diva, Mariah Carey (Island/IDJ), will likely be next with 80-85k, while the sophomore album of J/RMG's Gavin DeGraw is headed for a bow in the neighborhood of 70-75k, which would probably get him to #5. The rest of the Top 10 should go something like this: Toby Keith (Show Dog/Mercury Nashville), 70-75k: Leona Lewis (Syco/J/RMG), 65-70k; Josh Groban (143/WB), 50-55k; and Luis Miguel (Warner Music Latina), 30-35k; with #10 up for grabs among Capitol Nashville's Dierks Bentley and Reprise's Michael Buble Wal-Mart exclusive EP, both trending toward 28-32k, and Taylor Swift (Big Machine/Universal Republic) kissing close at 28-30k.
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