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Weakend Chart Preview

In what can only be called a remarkable week following her six Grammy wins, Adele is on track to sell 650k+ on next week's chart. This will mark 21's 21st week at #1 and set a new record for the most weeks on top during the SoundScan era. As of next week's chart, 21 will have sold 1.5m albums so far this year, giving it a sizable lead over any upcoming new releases for the best-selling album of 2012. Yes, we're calling it only seven weeks into the year. Here's how it looks post-Grammy/Valentine's Day:

Adele 21 (XL/Columbia) 650-680k
Now 41 (Capitol/EMI) 90-100k
2012 Grammy Nominees (Universal Republic) 90-100k
Whitney Houston Greatest Hits (RCA) 80-90k
Adele 19 (XL/Columbia) 80-90k
Van Halen (Interscope) 60-65k
Paul McCartney (Hear Music) 60-65k
Lady Antebellum (Capitol Nashville/EMI) 40-45k
Coldplay (Capitol/EMI) 35-40k
Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 30-35k
The Fray (Epic) 28-32k
Bruno Mars (New Elektra) 28-32k
Drake (YM/CM/Universal Republic) 28-32k
The Civil Wars (sensibility) 28-32k
Kelly Clarkson (19/RCA) 28-32k
The Band Perry (Mercury Nashville) 28-32k
Kidz Bop 21 (Razor & Tie) 25-28k
Tony Bennett (Columbia) 25-28k
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Chop Shop/Atlantic) 24-27k
Rihanna (Def Jam/IDJ) 24-27k
Mumford & Sons (Glassnote) 22-27k


Please note, the front loading this week as a result of the Grammys, Valentine's Day and the death of Whitney Houston may result in a greater than usual margin of error—if that's even possible. (2/16p)
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