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Florence + The Machine Album Pacing for 120K+ Sales; Lil Durk 25-28K, Jason Derulo 24-27K

Set to convincingly win the weekly album sales race, Florence + The Machine’s “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” is expected to move upwards of 120,000 copies in its first week.

So says Hits Daily Double, which uses first day sales insight to forecast an opening week in the 120-125,000 range. With Track Equivalent Albums (10 single sales = 1 album sale) and Streaming Equivalent Albums (1500 single streams = 1 album sale) included, the album’s first week consumption total will land in the 125-130,000 territory.

The pure sales figure will earn the album the #1 spot on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart. The latter will be good for #1 on the revamped Billboard 200.

The week’s other new releases are on track for modest bows.

Lil Durk’s “Remember My Name” and Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard’s “Django & Jimmie” are both expected to move 25-28,000. With TEA and SEA included, each album’s total will lift to roughly 28-32,000.

Jason Derulo’s new “Everything is 4” will move 24-27,000 pure copies, but it should land higher than the aforementioned two albums on the consumption-based Billboard 200. Hits Daily Double projects a sales + TEA + SEA total in the 35-40,000 range.

Dom Kennedy’s “Dom Kennedy” will move 24-27,000 pure copies and 25-28,000 total consumption units, while Billy Currington’s “Summer Forever” is a safe bet for 21-24,000 in sales and 24-27,000 in total consumption units. Barenaked Ladies’ “Silverball” is pacing for 18-21,000 sales and 19-22,000 total units.

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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