Janet Jackson’s first studio album since 2008 is on pace to easily win the weekly sales race.
Based on opening day sales data, Hits Daily Double projects “Unbreakable” will sell 90-105,000 pure copies during the October 2-8 tracking week. That should give it the comfortable edge on next week’s Billboard Top Album Sales chart.
While it will not receive a massive boost from Track Equivalent Albums (10 single sales = 1 album equivalent unit) and Streaming Equivalent Albums (1500 single streams = 1 album equivalent unit), it should still be able to win the total consumption race.
Hits forecasts the album will receive a 3,000 boost from TEA and SEA, thus bringing its projected consumption total to 93-108,000 total units.
— In terms of new releases, the week’s next-highest-charting album will likely be Tamar Braxton’s “Calling All Lovers.” It is on track for a pure sales total of 38-43,000 and a consumption total of 42-47,000 units.