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YOUR NEW RELEASES (AND NEXT WEEK'S NUMBERS)
One-Day Sales and Next Week's Chart Forecasts

Physical copies of Kendrick Lamar’s How to Pimp a Butterfly are just now arriving in many stores, making today’s projections somewhat tenuous; those projections are likely to grow throughout the week. Here are this week’s key debuts, with both Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) numbers first, followed by albums:

Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) 350-375k SPS (300-325k albums)
Modest Mouse (Epic) 70-75k SPS (65-70k albums)
Marina & The Diamonds (Atlantic) 45-50k SPS (40-45k albums)
Sleeping With Sirens (Epitaph) 40-45k SPS (35-40k albums)
AWOLNATION (Red Bull) 35-40k SPS (30-35k albums)

 

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LBT HOOKS UP WITH PHARRELL; MAGIC HAPPENS
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