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

Chris Brown [Royalty Cover]

It will not challenge Adele’s “25” for the top spot on the overall album sales chart, but Chris Brown’s “Royalty” is currently pacing as the week’s best-selling new release.

Based on opening day sales data, Hits Daily Double expects the album to sell 125-135,000 US copies during its first week of release.

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

What does appear certain, however, is that “Royalty” will post a six-figure opening week sales total. Its only potential competition among new releases is the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” soundtrack, which Hits presently pegs for a 90-100,000 first week bow.

“X,” the previous Chris Brown solo studio release, sold 146,000 first week copies.

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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