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Lea Michele’s “Louder” Album Sales Pacing for 50-55K

GLEE: Rachel (Lea Michele, C) performs at a photo shoot to promote her Broadway debut in "Funny Girl" in the "Frenemies" Spring Premiere episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, Feb. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Adam Rose/FOX

Lea Michele will neither debut as a chart monster nor lead the Billboard 200, but she will set a new high mark for a “Glee” alumnus’ release.

According to Hits Daily Double, her “Louder” is pacing for a debut tally in the 50-55,000 range. Broader in its projection, Billboard believes it will move between fifty and sixty thousand tcopies his week.

Enough for a top ten on next week’s Billboard 200, the total will be the third best for a newcomer. Rick Ross’ “Mastermind” will lead with 145-160,000 in sales, while Pharrell’s “G I R L” will follow with an extremely disappointing 85-95,000.

Previous “Glee” alumni releases included Matthew Morrison’s “Matthew Morrison” (#24 on the Billboard 200) and Mark Salling’s “Pipe Dreams” (#189).

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.

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