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TOOL’s “Fear Inoculum” Pacing For 220-240K US Sales, 240-260K Total US Units

“Fear Inoculum” will be the week’s best-selling debut.

Tool - Fear Inoculum Cover | RCA

Opening week sales and consumption projections have emerged for the new TOOL album, and they are predictably big.

According to Hits Daily Double, the band’s new “Fear Inoculum” is on track to sell 220-240K pure US copies this week. With units from track sales and streams included, it may debut with 240-260K in total first-week US consumption.

Because second-week projections for Taylor Swift’s “Lover” are not yet available, it is too early to predict whether “Fear Inoculum” will challenge for #1 on the next album chart. It is, however, almost certain for a Top 2 debut. It will also resoundingly rank as the week’s top new album.

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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