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Hozier’s “Wasteland, Baby!” Pacing For 70-75K US Sales, 75-80K US Units

“Wasteland, Baby!” will likely be the week’s leader in pure sales.

Hozier on Fallon | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

Of the various new albums that arrived this past Friday, Hozier’s “Wasteland, Baby!” looks like the strongest early performer.

According to Hits Daily Double, the album is expected to sell 70-75K pure US copies this week. With units from track sales and streams included, it may generate 75-80K in first-week consumption.

The pure sales figure should convincingly rank as the best for any album this week. The consumption figure may be the best for a debut (the only obvious threat is 2 Chainz’ “Rap or Go to the League,” which is pacing for 65-70K), but it will doubtfully be enough to top Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” for the overall #1 position.

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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