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Luke Bryan’s “Kill The Lights” Pacing to Win Week Two Album Sales Race

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Based on weekend data, Luke Bryan’s “Kill The Lights” is on track to win a second straight album sales race.

Hits Daily Double projects the album, which moved 320,000 pure copies in its first week of release, to shift an additional 75,000-plus during the August 14-20 tracking week. That will easily be enough for a second straight Top Album Sales victory.

Dr. Dre’s “Compton” will once again claim the #2 position on the Top Album Sales chart. The album, which moved 276,000 pure copies during its initial August 7-13 tracking period, is pacing to move 45-50,000 inside the August 14-20 frame.

Since many expected “Compton” to benefit handsomely from the release of the “Straight Outta Compton” movie, the modest week two projection is very sobering.

— In addition to Top Album Sales, “Kill the Lights” is also expected to earn a second week at #1 on the Billboard 200. That chart ranks albums based on the combination of pure album sales, track sales/10 and track streams/1500.

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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