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Looks like UMG’s reported $35 million investment in the band and James Diener’s label is already paying dividends, with what appears a likely #1 debut, thanks to saturation radio airplay on the single, “Makes Me Wonder.”
MAROON 5’S SOON COMES: ALBUM SLATED FOR 400K
Ozzy’s Latest Will Top 100k, Young Jeezy, The Used, the Bravery Up Next
Guess the wait was worth it. 

Adam Levine not only has the girls, he’s got everyone. Maroon 5’s A&M/Octone bow, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, delivers on the promise of the band’s 2002 debut Songs About Jane, which sold more than 10 million worldwide on J/Octone.

According to one-day reports from those record retailers still left out there. the album appears poised to approach the 400k mark, thanks to a robust week at iTunes that could even beat last week’s record 80k in digital album sales by Linkin Park. Looks like UMG’s reported $35 million investment in the band and James Diener’s label is already paying dividends, with what appears a likely #1 debut, thanks to saturation radio airplay on the single, “Makes Me Wonder.”  Call Levine and company’s first week, “Wonder”-ful.

Ozzy Osbourne’s Black Rain on Epic, his first solo album in six years, looks poised to flirt with 125k, thanks to a giveaway of two already-free Ozzfest tix with each purchase.

Def Jam’s Young Jeezy Presents U.S.D.A.: Cold Summer album could approach 100k, with Reprise emo rockers The Used’s Lies for the Liars on target for 80k.  Island’s The Bravery will also bow on the HITS Top 50 next week. See how high on the Building Album Sales Chart next Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend.

Next Tuesday, R. Kelly’s eagerly awaited Double Up on Jive/ZLG hits retail, with a third straight 400k week a definite possibility. Ahhh, summer.

 The market was up a thin 1% vs last week, down 7% vs same week last year and now down more than 16.5% year-to-date.

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