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

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.

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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