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Ellie Goulding’s “Delirium” Pacing For 40-45K Sales; Little Mix’s “Get Weird” For 27-30K

While CMA-boosted albums like Chris Stapleton’s “Traveller” and Eric Church’s “Mr. Misunderstood” are commanding the lion’s share of attention (and will likely claim the top spots on the November 6-12 sales chart), several buzzworthy new releases also entered the market this week.

Thus far, Ellie Goulding’s “Delirium” and Tim McGraw’s “Damn Country Music” are pacing to be the best-selling of the new crop. Based on one day sales, Hits Daily Double expects a 40-45,000 weekly US sales total for both albums.

“Halcyon,” Goulding’s 2012 predecessor, sold 34,000 US copies in its first week. McGraw preceded “Damn Country Music” with “Sundown Heaven Town” (71,000).

— This week’s other notable newcomers include Little Mix’s “Get Weird,” Old Dominion’s “Meat And Candy,” and Sara Bareilles’ “What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress.”

Per Hits, Little Mix’s new album is on pace to sell 27-30,000 first-week copies in the US. Old Dominion’s album should move between 25 and 28,000, while Sara Bareilles’ LP is likely headed for a 21-24,000 bow.

Little Mix’s previous album “Salute” sold 43,000 first-week copies in the US. “Meat And Candy” is Old Dominion’s debut LP, while Sara Bareilles’ “What’s Inside” is a unique collection of songs from the “Waitress” musical (“The Blessed Unrest,” her previous, more conventional studio album, sold 68,000 in its inaugural frame).

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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