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Action Bronson Pacing for 30-35K Sales; Earl Sweatshirt to Follow with ~30K

Earl Sweatshirt’s “I Don’t Like S**t, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt” might have opened as the hottest new release on iTunes, but it is not tracking to be the week’s overall best-selling newcomer.

That distinction will likely go to “Kidz Bop 28,” which Hits Daily Double says will move 35-40,000 pure copies in its first week of release.

Action Bronson’s new “Mr. Wonderful” might also outsell the Earl Sweatshirt album. Hits currently eyes a bow of 30-35,000*** for “Mr. Wonderful” and 28-32,000 for “I Don’t Like S***t.”

Other notable new releases include James Bay’s “Chaos and the Calm” (~18-21,000 pure sales) and Van Morrison’s “Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue” (~18-21,000 pure sales).

Kendrick Lamar’s holdover “To Pimp a Butterfly” will win the overall sales race. After shifting 324,000 copies this week, “Butterfly” is poised for a six-figure second week.

***Hits actually lists the Action Bronson forecast at 40-45,000, but the positioning of the numbers (the pure sales total exceeds the sales-tracks-streams total) suggests a typo.

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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