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The 1975 Set To Win US Album Sales Race; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Pacing For 40-50K (Updated)

Update: The 1975’s “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it” is indeed on track to claim #1 on the US Top Album Sales chart.

Per the latest Hits Daily Double projections, “I like it when you sleep” should sell 95-105,000 US copies this week. That will give the album a comfortable edge over Adele’s “25” and a clear edge over Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ new “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” which is now tracking for 40-50,000 weekly copies.

The 1975’s album is also on track to top the Billboard 200, which ranks albums based on pure sales + track sales/10 + track streams/1500.

What some analysts figured would be a tight battle between the week’s two major album releases is turning into a blowout.

The 1975’s “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It” is expected to easily outperform Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” in the weekly US album sales race.

Insofar as it is also pacing ahead of Adele’s “25,” it is in position to claim #1 on next week’s Top Album Sales chart.

Per Hits Daily Double, The 1975’s album is on track to sell 90-100,000 pure US copies, while the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis release is set to move 45-55,000.

A specific projection for Adele’s “25” was not available at press time, but it is expected to land in between the two albums.

“25” will put up a closer fight in terms of total consumption (albums + track sales/10 + track streams/1500), but The 1975 is also the current frontrunner to win that race — and thus top the Billboard 200.

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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