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With U2 likely falling off more than 60% from last week's chart-topping total of 839k for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (Interscope), the Jay-Z/Linkin Park collab seems set on a Collision Course for the #1 spot on tomorrow's chart.
CHART PREVIEW: JAY-Z/LINKIN PARK MASH THE COMPETITION, BOW #1
Metal-Hop Mash-Up to Be Top Debut; Nas, T.I. and Kelly Clarkson Also Come on Strong
As the tallying of retail reports continues this morning, Jay-Z and Linkin Park’s mash-up album, Collision Course (Warner Bros.), remains on track not only to be this week’s top chart debut, with all signs pointing to sales of 350k through Sunday, but #1 overall.

With U2 likely falling off more than 60% from last week's chart-topping total of 839k for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (Interscope), the Jay-Z/Linkin Park collab seems set on a Collision Course for the #1 spot on tomorrow's chart.

Also making their chart debuts with some strong numbers are Nas, whose Street Disciple (Columbia) appears to have moved upwards of 250k in its first week; T.I., whose Urban Legend (Atlantic) looks like it will debut with a first-week total of around 200k; and Kelly Clarkson, whose Breakaway (RCA) should also come on the chart with a first week of about 200k.

Meanwhile, Josh Groban’s Live at the Greek (Warner Bros.) and Gerald Levert’s Do I Speak for the World (Atlantic) are also due to chart, with first-week totals looking like 90k-95k.

Major albums hitting the street tomorrow include LudacrisRed Light District (Def Jam South/IDJ), which initial retail guestimates give a shot at 400k, and Lindsay Lohan’s Speak (Casablanca/Universal), which pundits say could do 200k, plus new albums from Cam’ron (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), Mario (J/RMG) and American Idol finalist Diana DeGarmo (RCA).
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