TOP 15: A SALES-FORECAST MIXTAPE

Eight of the Top 10 albums on Friday could be debuts, led by the barnstorming Drake-Future set. Here’s how it looks at midweek.

*Drake & Future (YMCMB/Republic/Epic) 340-360k Albums, 380-400k SPS
*Lana Del Rey (Interscope) 105-110k, 115-120k
*Mac Miller (Warner Bros.) 70-80k, 75-85k
*David Gilmour (Columbia) 67-72k, 68-73k
*Shinedown (WMG) 60-65k, 63-68k
*Ryan Adams (Blue Note) 45-50k, 50-55k
The Weeknd (XO/Republic) 40-45k, 75-80k
*Andy Mineo (Reach) 35-40k, 35-40k
*Keith Richards (Republic) 27-30k, 28-32k
*Alabama (BMG) 25-28k, 25-30k
Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 23-27k, 30-35k
Taylor Swift (Big Machine/BMLG) 20-25k, 40-45k
Five Finger Death Punch (Prospect Park) 17-20k, 19-22k
*Chris Cornell (UMe) 14-18k, 15-19k
Now 55 (NOW) 12-16k, 12-16k

*Debuts

HITS LIST:
HOME RUN DERBY
Going yard (7/11a)
SONG REVENUE:
SCHLEMIEL, SHABOOZEY
Th epitome of new country (7/11a)
GRAMMY PRE-CHEW:
THREE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIG 4
On your Marks, get set, go. (7/8a)
TOWARD A FRUITFUL GRAMMY SEASON
Our editurr in chief has something on his mined. (7/10a)
SABRINA TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS WITH TOUR MERCH?
Her table's stacked. (7/10a)
THE GRAMMY SHORT LIST
Who's already a lock?
COUNTRY'S NEWEST DISRUPTOR
Three chords and some truth you may not be ready for.
AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
The discovery engine is revving higher.
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