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Alabama Shakes to Bow at #1; Yelawolf, Reba, Drake Likely in Top 5

Alabama Shakes will take the top spot next week on both the HITS Album Sales and SPS charts. Drake surges back into a possible Top 5 ranking with the physical release of his “mixtape” set If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late. Also, several Nashville artists move up the chart following last Sunday’s ACM Awards. Here’s how it looks headed into the weekend.

*Alabama Shakes (ATO) 80-85k albums, 85-90k SPS
*Yelawolf (Shady/Interscope) 45-50k, 50-55k
Reba McEntire (Nash Icon) 24-27k, 26-29k
*Maná (Warner Music Latina) 24-27k, 25-28k
Drake (YMCMB/Republic) 20-23k, 35-40k**  
Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 20-23k, 30-35k
Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville) 18-21k, 33-38k
*Passion Pit (Columbia) 17-20k, 18-21k
Sam Smith (Capitol) 17-20k, 30-35k
Fifty Shades of Grey (Republic) 16-19k, 35-40k
Furious 7 (Atlantic) 15-18k, 55-60k
Empire Cast (Twentieth Century Fox/Columbia) 15-18k, 18-21k
Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville) 15-18k, 27-30k
Now ACM Awards (NOW/UMe) 14-16k, 14-16k
*KB (Reach) 14-16k, 15-17k

*Debut
**First week available as a physical release

 

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