Melanie Martinez’s “K-12” Pacing For 30-35K US Sales, 50-55K US Units

“K-12” may debut in the Top 3 on this week’s chart.

Melanie Martinez - Press Pic by Brian Zuniga, courtesy of Atlantic Records

Melanie Martinez’s “K-12” will debut near the top of this week’s US album sales and consumption charts.

According to Hits Daily Double, the album is on track to sell 30-35K pure US copies this week. With units from track sales and streams included, it may generate 50-55K in total first-week consumption.

Based on those figures, “K-12” may debut in the Top 3 (and certainly Top 5) on this week’s sales and consumption charts. The only album certain for a higher sales figure is Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” (Taylor Swift’s “Lover” and The Highwomen’s “The Highwomen” may also end up ahead). The only albums certain for higher consumption figures are “Hollywood’s Bleeding” and “Lover.”

Anything in the Top 5 would be a career high for Martinez, whose previous album “Cry Baby” debuted (and peaked) at #6.

Written by Brian Cantor

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