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The young teenpop star’s new album...will debut at #1 next week with between 420-440k in sales, his best individual total to date, and the highest of the year.
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The arrival of IDJ’s Believe occurs Justin time for music retailers around the country, with impressive one-day sales turning them into true Beliebers.

That’s right, the young teenpop star’s new album, his third (if you don’t count last year’s holiday album, Under the Mistletoe), will debut at #1 next week with between 420-440k in sales, his best individual total to date, and the highest of the year. Madonna’s MDNA held the previous mark when it bowed with nearly 360k in sales back in March. My World 2.0, his previous high, sold 283k when it came out March, 2010.

Kenny Chesney’s first release for his new Blue Chair imprint through Columbia Nashville, Welcome to the Fishbowl, will debut at #2 with an estimated 185-210k.

Epic’s latest Fiona Apple opus, the elegantly titled The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, is looking at a first-week total of 65-70k amid rave reviews.

Smashing PumpkinsOceania, Billy Corgan’s latest iteration of the band through Martha's Music/EMI Label Services, is looking at a not-bad-at-all 45-50k.

Five Seven ska-reggae-hip-hop-alt rockers Dirty Heads’ sophomore album, Cabin by the Sea, the follow-up to 2008’s surprise hit, Any Port in a Storm, looks to be in the 20-25k range

Album sales were up 10% vs. last week, down 8% vs. same week last year and down 3% year to date.

Track sales were flat vs. last week, up 1% vs. same week last year and up 6% year to date.

TEA sales are up 7% vs. last week, down 5% vs. same week last year and flat year to date. 

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