Weakend Chart Preview

In the 42nd chart week of 2011, Sony Music will score its 21st #1 album of the year as Adele and Casting Crowns battle for the top spot. That's one-half of all the #1 albums so far this year with Adele holding down at least 11 of those weeks. Here's how it looks headed into the weekend:

*Casting Crowns (Provident) 100-110k
Adele (XL/Columbia) 100-110k
Scotty McCreery (Mercury Nashville/19/Interscope) 60-65k
Evanescence (Wind-up) 40-45k
Lady Antebellum (Capitol Nashville/EMI) 35-40k
Lil Wayne (Cash Money/Universal Republic) 35-40k
Tony Bennett (Columbia) 30-35k
*Joe (Kedar) 30-35k
Five Finger Death Punch (Prospect Park) 28-32k
Lauren Alaina (Mercury Nashville/19/Interscope) 28-32k
*Jane's Addiction (Capitol/EMI) 24-27k
J Cole (Columbia) 24-27k
Foster the People (Columbia) 21-24k
Jay Z & Kanye West (Roc-a-Fella/Roc Nation) 18-21k
Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 17-20k

*Debuts (10/20p)