Weakend Chart Preview

It doesn't get any better next week as the #1 album will most likely stay below 50k for another week. Also, keep an eye out on indie country act The Civil Wars, which also could be making some noise this week in the 18-21k range and could go higher. Here's how it looks headed into the weekend:

*Red (RED Ink) 40-45k
Nicki Minaj (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown) 35-40k
Bruno Mars (New Elektra) 30-35k
Kidz Bop Kids (Razor & Tie) 24-27k
*Ricky Martin (Sony Music Latin) 24-27k
Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 24-27k
Mumford & Sons (Glassnote) 24-27k
Pink (LaFace/JLG) 21-24k
Rihanna (Def Jam/IDJ) 21-24k
Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 21-24k
2011 Grammy Nominees (Jive/JLG) 21-24k
Black Keys (Nonesuch) 21-24k
*Bob Marley & The Wailers (Tuff Gong/Island/IDJ) 21-24k
Katy Perry (Capitol/EMI) 18-21k
*The Civil Wars (sensibility music) 18-21k
Eminem (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) 18-21k
*Debuts (2/3p)
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