Weird Al is expected to score the first number one album of his career. "Mandatory Fun" is now outselling Jason Mraz' "Yes!"
Weekly album sales forecasts have once again been adjusted, and they now indicate a Billboard 200 victory for Weird Al Yankovic’s “Mandatory Fun.”
According to Hits Daily Double, the buzzworthy new album is now on track for a bow in the 80-85,000 range. If it continues on that pace, it should edge Jason Mraz’ new “Yes!” The Mraz album is likely to score a first week total of 73-78,000.
It would also give Weird Al his first #1 on the Billboard 200 album sales chart. While it was not his best seller, his 2011 release “Alpocalypse,” which reached #9, currently represents Yankovic’s highest-charting release.
Fellow new releases from Rise Against (“The Black Market”) and Kidz Bop (“Kidz Bop 26″) will follow with debuts in the 58-63,000 and 45-50,000 ranges, respectively.