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YOUR WEAKEND GLASS-HALF-FULL CHART PREVIEW

It's a pretty tight race at this point for #1 next week. We're giving the edge to Justin Bieber, who, coming off a successful SNL appearance, will likely ride the momentum into the weekend. MGMT will provide a strong challenge, however, and may benefit from this weekend's Record Store Day traffic. And unless something unforeseen happens, Columbia will have two entries in the Top 5, the other being neo-progsters Coheed & Cambria. On the downside, this will be just the second time so far this year that the #1 album has sold less than 100k. But looking at the bright side, at this point last year, eight #1 albums had come in under that mark.
Justin Bieber, My World 2.0 (Island/IDJ) 80-85k
* MGMT (Columbia) 70-75k
Usher (LaFace/JLG) 65-70k
Lady Antebellum (Capitol Nashville/EMI) 60-65k
* Coheed & Cambria (Columbia) 55-60k
Now 33 (Capitol/EMI) 40-45k
Lady Gaga, The Fame (Interscope) 30-35k
Ke$ha (RCA/RMG) 28-32k
Monica (J/RMG) 28-32k
Sade (Epic) 25-28k
Ludacris (DTP/Def Jam/IDJ) 25-28k
Slash (Dik Hayd/EMI) 25-28k
Black Eyed Peas (Interscope) 22-25k
* Jeff Beck (Atco/Rhino) 22-25k
Zac Brown Band (Atlantic) 18-22k
* Natalie Merchant (Nonesuch) 18-22k
Justin Bieber, My World (Island/IDJ) 18-22k
* Gucci Mane (Asylum) 18-22k
Erykah Badu (Universal Motown) 18-22k
* Denotes debut
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