Keith Urban’s new album “Graffiti U” will not win this week’s album sales or consumption races, but it should land near the top of both charts.
According to Hits Daily Double, “Graffiti U” is expected to sell 125-135,000 pure US copies this week. The inclusion of TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) should yield a consumption tally of 135-145,000.
The sales figure should position “Graffiti U” at #2 on the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart; only Post Malone’s “beerbongs & bentleys” is expected to sell better.
The consumption figure will likely be enough for a #2 or #3 debut on the Billboard 200.
“Graffiti U” appears to be benefiting from a concert ticket-album bundle. Album redemptions count as sales.