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CHART PREVIEW:
AMERICA LOVES ROD
Third Stewart Standards Collection a Big Winner; Jimmy Eat World, Brooks & Dunn, Mellencamp Also to Debut High
As the sales reports continue to be tallied and factored into this week’s chart data, it continues to look like Rod Stewart’s Stardust...The Great American Songbook Volume III (J/RMG) has sold around 240k-250k for the week and will easily debut at #1.

Also hitting the chart this week will be Jimmy Eat World’s Futures (DreamWorks/Interscope), which appears on track for a 100k-105k debut week, followed by Brooks & Dunn’s The Greatest Hits Collection II (Arista Nashville/RLG), which looks like 80k for the week, and John Mellencamp’s Words & Music (UTV/UME), which should come in at around 70k-75k by the time the counting’s done.

Major albums hitting the street tomorrow include the second Jay-Z/R. Kelly collaboration, Unfinished Business (IDJ/ZLG), which early guessers guess will score a knockout first week in the 400k range; Simple Plan’s Still Not Getting Any (Lava/Atlantic), expected to sell around 200k in its first week; Trick Daddy’s Thug Matrimony: Married to the Streets (Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic), which predictors predict will move 120k or so; a Wu Tang Clan greatest-hits package (RCA), expected to log 100k; Blake Shelton’s Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill (Warner Bros.), looking like 75k; Michael McDonald’s Motown Two (Motown), which early guesses peg at 60k; and The DonnasGold Metal (Atlantic), expected to move 50k or so in its first week.
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RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
HALLOWEEN IN QUARANTINE
Why not wear a mask indoors?
ELECTION 2020
What drugs will help us get there?
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