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Aespa’s “Girls” Projected To Win US Album Sales Race; Bad Bunny, Brent Faiyaz Battling For #1 Overall

“Girls” will be the week’s best-selling album, while “Un Verano Sin Ti” and “Wasteland” will lead in overall consumption.

As has become increasingly common in the modern music scene, this week’s US album race will produce a split-chart scenario.

aespa’s “Girls – The 2nd Mini-Album” is on track to claim first place for album sales, while Bad Bunny’s enduring smash “Un Verano Sin Ti” and Brent Faiyaz’s “WASTELAND” will contend for #1 in total consumption.

According to Hits Daily Double, the aespa release should sell 52K US copies during the July 8-14 tracking period. That figure should convincingly rank as the week’s best.

With units from track streams and sales included, the mini-album should generate 55K in total consumption units. That could be enough for a bow as high as #3 on the overall Billboard 200 and Hits Top 50 consumption charts.

Each on track for 100-105K total units, the aforementioned “Un Verano Sin Ti” and “WASTELAND” should battle for #1 on the overall chart. Unlike the aespa release, both will generate the majority of their activity from streams.

Brian Cantor

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