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US Sales Projections Emerge For New Dan + Shay, Bebe Rexha Albums

How will “Dan + Shay” and “Expectations” perform this week?

Dan + Shay at the ACMs | Michele Crowe/CBS

Earlier this week, Headline Planet revealed that Panic! At The Disco’s “Pray For The Wicked” is headed for a #1 bow on this week’s Billboard Top Album Sales and Billboard 200 charts. At last word, the album is set to sell upwards of 140,000 pure US copies and generate over 165,000 in total US consumption.

“Pray” is not, however, this week’s only noteworthy new release. That list of newcomers includes Dan + Shay’s self-titled album and Bebe Rexha’s “Expectations.”

Projections just emerged for those albums.

According to Hits Daily Double, “Dan + Shay” should sell 25-28,000 pure US copies this week. With TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) included, it should debut with 39-43,000 in total US consumption units.

Assuming the 39-43,000 consumption figure holds, “Dan + Shay” should land in the #5-#10 range on this week’s Billboard 200 chart.

“Expectations” is meanwhile set to debut with 7-8,000 pure sales and 20-23,000 total units. The unit tally may be enough for a Top 20-25 debut on 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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