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Ariana Grande’s “Christmas & Chill,” Monica’s “Code Red” Pacing For 30-35K Sales

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Ariana Grande’s new “Christmas & Chill” EP and Monica’s new “Code Red” LP are currently pacing for a similar opening week US sales total.

According to estimates from Hits Daily Double, both are on track to sell 30-35,000 US copies during the December 18-24 tracking week.

The week’s other high-profile new releases include Chris Brown’s “Royalty” (~125-135,000), “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (~90-100,000), Pusha T’s “King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude” (~38-43,000), and Cage The Elephant’s “Tell Me I’m Pretty” (20-23,000).

Given the unpredictable impact of last-minute Christmas shopping, the projections come with an atypically large margin of error. Projections, in general, have been less accurate since the switch to a Friday tracking week.

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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Chris Brown’s “Royalty” Pacing For 125-135K First Week Sales

Pusha T’s “King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude” Tracking For 38-43K Sales