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Jill Scott, Lamb of God, Bea Miller Album Sales Forecasts Upgraded

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As we enter the late stage of the weekly album sales tracking week, Hits Daily Double is upgrading its forecasts for three key new releases.

Jill Scott’s “Woman,” Lamb of God’s “VII: Sturm und Drang” and Bea Miller’s “Not an Apology” are all tracking ahead of initial expectations.

Initially projected to sell 40-45,000 first week copies, “Woman” is now tracking toward a 50-55,000 total for the July 24-30 tracking week. It is expected to win the weekly sales race.

Lamb of God’s album, which was first pegged for a 38-43,000 bow, now looks good for a 43-48,000 launch. It should score the #2 spot.

Miller’s “Not an Apology” should follow Future’s holdover champ “DS2” (30-35,000) and the new “Southpaw” soundtrack (30-35,000) with an opening week total of 24-27,000. It was originally expected to move 21-24,000.

The aforementioned pure sales data will inform each album’s position on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart. The combination of pure sales, Track Equivalent Albums (10 single sales = 1 album sale) and Streaming Equivalent Albums (1500 single streams = 1 album sale) will inform each album’s position on the Billboard 200.

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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