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Backstreet Boys Leading Emblem3 in Boy Band Album Sales Race

Its total will be a far cry from what the Backstreet Boys delivered in their heyday, but “In a World Like This” is pacing to land higher on the album sales chart than the debut offering from newcomers Emblem3.

According to Billboard, the latest BSB album–the group’s first since 2009 and first featuring all five members since 2005–is pacing to move 50,000 units in its opening week. That should be enough for the veterans to win the boy band battle against “X Factor” act Emblem3, whose debut “Nothing to Lose” looks good for 40,000.

With such modest totals, the two pop albums will trail efforts from Robin Thicke (“Blurred Lines,” approximately 135,000), Five Finger Death Punch (“The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1,” approximately 100,000) and Tech N9ne (“Something Else,” approximately 55,000).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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