With one day of availability in the books, a new forecast has emerged for Lana Del Rey’s “Honeymoon.”
Hits Daily Double now predicts the album will sell 110-115,000 pure copies in its first week of release. That represents a slight downgrade from the initial 125,000 forecast, which was based on a more limited portrait of the sales marketplace.
Based on the current landscape, “Honeymoon” will top both the Top Album Sales and Billboard 200 charts (it should receive a boost of at least 10,000 units from track equivalent albums and streaming equivalent albums). The wildcard is the anticipated release of the Drake and Future mixtape. If issued as a commercial offering, it will almost certainly leapfrog “Honeymoon” on the sales chart.
Other albums surely on the map include David Gilmour’s “Rattle That Lock” (pacing for 62-67,000 pure sales), Mac Miller’s “GO:OD AM” (~57-62,000), Shinedown’s “Threat to Survival” (~55-60,000), Keith Richards’ “Crosseyed Heart” (~24,27,000), Andy Mineo’s “Comfortable” (~24-27,000), Alabama’s “Southern Drawl” (~24-27,000), and Chris Cornell’s “Higher Truth” (~12-15,000).