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Weakend Chart Preview

Justin Bieber will score his best-ever first week, while Kenny Chesney looks to top the 183.5k first week of his last album, 2010's Hemingway's Whiskey. Country music dominates the Top 15 this week with six, maybe seven, of the titles coming out of Nashville. One Direction, one of this year's biggest success stories, sees a slight bump in sales, possibly from the Bieber traffic in the stores. Here's how it looks headed into the weekend:

*Justin Bieber (Island/IDJ) 400-425k
*Kenny Chesney (Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville) 190-210k
*Fiona Apple (Epic) 65-70k
Usher (RCA) 50-55k
Adele (XL/Columbia) 50-55k
Rock of Ages (WaterTower) 45-50k
*Smashing Pumpkins (Martha's Music/EMI Label Services) 45-50k
One Direction (Syco/Columbia) 40-45k
Rush (Roadrunner) 27-30k
Alan Jackson (Capitol Nashville/EMI) 25-28k
Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville/EMI) 24-27k
Josh Turner (MCA Nashville) 23-27k
*Dirty Heads (Five Seven) 20-23k
Now Country 5 (UMe) 20-23k
Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville) 18-21k
Lionel Richie (Mercury Nashville) 18-21k
John Mayer (Columbia) 18-21k

*Debuts (6/21p)

BIEBER ALBUM DROPPING ON VALENTINE'S DAY
There's a tour too. (1/28a)
KEN TELLS ALL
Mr. Ehrlich talks about Kobe, the Academy and Fame. (1/28a)
AND THE GRAMMY GOES TO...
The list. (1/28a)
TREVOR DANIEL SIGNS TO PULSE
Pubco's first big inking post-deal. (1/28a)
HOW THE GRAMMYS BROUGHT THE HEALING
We use words like 'gravitas." (1/28a)
SUPER BOWL!
It's apparently some kind of sporting event.
HOW DOES GRAMMY MOVE ON?
From scandal to ... status quo?
VALENTINE'S DAY
The price of love must be carefully calculated. (Cough, Bieber tickets, cough.)
JOHN BOLTON TO TESTIFY!
Just kidding. Mitch and Lindsey won't let that happen.
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