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Maroon 5’s “Red Pill Blues” Projected For 80-85K US Sales, 95-115K US Units

“Red Pill Blues” is one of several new releases entering the market.

Maroon 5 & SZA | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

Early sales projections have emerged for Maroon 5’s “Red Pill Blues.”

Based on opening day data, Hits Daily Double projects “Red Pill Blues” to sell 85-95,000 pure US sales during its first week.

With TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) included, “Red Pill Blues” should generate 95-115,000 in total first-week consumption units.

With Sam Smith’s “The Thrill Of It All” pacing for upwards of 165,000 sales, a #1 debut is out of the question. But insofar as data for Blake Shelton’s new “Texoma Shore” is not yet available, it is not yet clear whether “Red Pill Blues” has a shot at #2.

Other notable new releases include Kid Rock’s “Sweet Southern Sugar” (projection unavailable) and Kelsea Ballerini’s “Unapologetically” (29-32,000 pure US sales, 33-38,000 total US units).

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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