Death Cab for Cutie’s “Kintsugi” Pacing for 45-50K Sales; Darius Rucker, Van Halen Follow

On track to sell 85-90,000 traditional copies this week, Wale’s “The Album About Nothing” will be the week’s most successful new release (and overall album).

It is not, however, the week’s only new entry.

As far as the week’s pure sales race goes, three other new releases will join Wale’s “Nothing” and Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” (~55-60,000 sales) in the weekly top five.

Ludacris’ new “Ludaversal” will debut in the region with approximately 55-60,000 sales, says Hits Daily Double.

The top five’s break from hip hop, meanwhile, will come with Death Cab for Cutie’s “Kintsugi.” The album is set to move 45-50,000 traditional copies during its first week of availability. Darius Rucker’s “Southern Style” will follow with 40-45,000 copies.

Both such totals represent steep album-to-album declines. “Codes and Keys,” Death Cab’s previous album, moved 102,000 copies in its inaugural frame. Rucker’s predecessor “True Believers” sold 83,000 in its first week.

Other weekly newcomers set to land within the chart’s top fifteen: Three Days Grace’s “Human” (~30-35,000), Hollywood Undead’s “Day of the Dead” (~30-35,000), Van Halen’s “Tokyo Dome: Live in Concert” (~24-27,000), Sufjan Stevens’ “Carrie and Lowell” (~23-25,000) and Jodeci’s “The Past, The Present, The Future” (~21-23,000).

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