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Weakend chart preview

YOUR 3-D WEAKEND CHART PREVIEW: Chris Brown will score the #1 album next week, giving Sony Music its 20th week of occupying the top spot this year. And because the 4th of July is historically one of the lightest holidays in terms of music retail, new releases were scaled way back, with Brown’s is the only debut that will make the Top 15. To shake consumers out of their summer doldrums, Amazon did a multi-titled $1.99 Gold Box promotion, which we estimate generated sales north of a quarter-million albums on July 4th. As a result, a number of albums are way up this week. Here's how it looks headed into the weekend:

Chris Brown (RCA) 125-135k
Justin Bieber (Island/IDJ) 80-90k
Linkin Park (Warner Bros.) 70-80k
Maroon 5 (A&M/Octone) 65-75k
Katy Perry (Capitol/EMI) 50-55k
Kenny Chesney Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville) 50-55k
Adele (XL/Columbia) 45-50k
Gotye (Fairfax/Republic) 40-45k
Fun. (Fueled by Ramen) 40-45k
One Direction (Syco/Columbia) 35-40k
Usher (RCA) 35-40k MMG Presents, Vol. 2 (Maybach) 30-35k
The Black Keys (Nonesuch) 27-32k
R. Kelly (RCA) 25-30k
Jason Mraz (Atlantic) 25-30k
Of Monsters and Men (Republic) 25-30k
Florence + the Machine (Republic) 24-27k

Note: Expect a greater than usual margin of error this week due to uncertainty from the holiday. (7/6a)

A STAR-SPANGLED
HITS LIST
It's now or never. (7/1a)
BST HYDE PARK: BIGGER THAN EVER
It's the U.K. equivalent of July 4 fireworks. (7/1a)
SADDLE UP:
BEYONCÉ UNVEILS RENAISSANCE ART
She's not horsing around. (7/1a)
SONG REVENUE: DRAKE TAKES
THE CAKE
The rich get richer. (7/1a)
UMG ACQUIRES ALL THINGS ZAPPA
Who's gonna "Freak Out" over this acquisition? (7/1a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
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