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One Direction’s “Midnight Memories” Sales Forecast Falls Slightly

The unpredictability of Black Friday interest still threatens to throw a wrench into any forecasting effort, but as of press time, sources are no longer expecting One Direction’s “Midnight Memories” to flirt with a debut sales tally in the 600,000 range.

Hits Daily Double, which initially projected a bow in the 550-600,000 territory, has reduced its forecast to 525-575,000.

Billboard’s latest guess is 500-550,000 debut week copies.

With its debut atop the Billboard 200 sales chart certain, the pressing question becomes whether “Midnight Memories” will outsell last year’s “Take Me Home.” That album, One Direction’s second release, moved 540,000 copies in its first week.

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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