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TOP 15: IT'S NOT CLOSE. IT'S OVER. (UPDATE)

Justin Bieber Will Score a Decisive Win This Week

Justin Bieber will score a decisive win over One Direction on this week’s album and SPS charts and become the #1 album bow of 2015—until Adele's chart bow the following week.

The Bieber-1D face-off also marks the first time two albums have debuted over 400k in the same week since 2007, when Kanye West and 50 Cent squared off. Meanwhile, as many as nine debuts may land in the Top 15 this week, with Def Jam leading—not only at #1 but with three other new entries, two of them looking set to land in the Top 5. Here’s how it looks at midweek.

*Justin Bieber (Def Jam) 480-500k Sales, 580-600k SPS
*One Direction (SYCO/Columbia) 410-430k, 460-480k
*Logic (Def Jam) 100-110k, 105-115k
*Jeezy (Def Jam) 80-85k, 88-93k
*Chris Young (Sony Nashville/RCA) 55-60k, 63-68k
Chris Stapleton (Mercury Nashville) 30-35k, 52-57k
*Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Lava/Republic) 30-35k, 32-37k
Now 56 (NOW) 27-32k, 27-32k
*Kirk Franklin (RCA) 27-32k, 29-34k
*Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Lava/Republic) 30-35k, 32-37k
Eric Church (EMI Nashville) 24-28k, 29-33k
Pentatonix, That’s Christmas to Me (RCA) 23-27k, 25-29k
*Alessia Cara (Def Jam) 18-22k, 26-30k
Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville) 16-19k, 21-24k
*Ty Dolla Sign (WMG) 16-19k, 19-22k
The Weeknd (XO/Republic) 14-17k, 41-44k 

*Debuts

 

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ARE COMING
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Candying.
PUMPKIN PIE
Stuffing (in face).
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