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Shawn Mendes Album Projections Upgraded To 130-140K US Sales, 170-180K US Units

“Shawn Mendes” looks set for #1 on this week’s Billboard Top Album Sales and Billboard 200 charts.

Shawn Mendes at the BBMAs | Todd Williamson/NBC

Issued this Saturday, initial projections for Shawn Mendes new, self-titled album called for 95-115,000 in pure US sales and 135-145,000 in total US units.

Those numbers have since received a significant upgrade.

According to Hits Daily Double, “Shawn Mendes” is now projected to sell 130-140,000 pure US copies during the May 25-31 tracking period. The inclusion of TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) should yield a consumption tally in the 170-180,000 territory.

The pure sales total should earn “Shawn Mendes” #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart, while the consumption figure should yield a #1 bow on the Billboard 200.

Assuming that #1 bow comes to fruition, “Shawn Mendes” will become the artist’s third chart-topping album in as many attempts.

In addition to the enthusiasm one would expect for a Shawn Mendes release (particularly an album being hailed as a major step forward in his career), the album appears to be benefiting from a concert ticket/album promotion. Albums redeemed via such promotions, as a reminder, count toward sales.

The specific impact of that bundle promotion was unclear at press time.

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.

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