BNA/Sony Music Nashville’s Kenny Chesney to enter at #1 next week with Hemingway’s Whiskey eyeing a total between 180-200k.
Lil Wayne’s 10-track digital-only release for Cash Money/Universal Motown, I Am Not a Human Being, with the physical album coming out Oct. 12. First-week digital sales are projected to be in the 90-100k range.
Asylum rapper Gucci Mane’s third album, The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted, is next up, with a total that looks to be between 60-65k.
Eric Clapton’s self-titled Clapton will sell between 45-50k.
Jimmy Eat World’s new DGC effort should see sales in the 40-45k realm.
Clapton’s fellow Reprise legend Neil Young returns with the Daniel Lanois collaboration, the self-descriptive Le Noise, a workout on electric guitar, which should do between 25-30k, the same total eyed by Asylum’s Baton Rouge rapper Lil’ Boosie, currently under indictment for first-degree murder and serving a four-year term for gun and drug possession, with his aptly named new album, Incarcerated.
Lench Mob OG rapper Ice Cube’s I Am the West, his first since 2008’s Raw Footage, is in the mix for 24-27k.
A&M/UMe’s reunited Soundgarden are releasing a greatest hits album, Telephantasm, with one previously unreleased track, “Black Rain,” originally written and recorded for 1991’s Badmotorfinger. The best-of compilation should move between 15-18k, the same total as Def Jam/IDJ R&B act Jeremih’s All About You, the follow-up to his self-titled debut, which produced the hit single, “Birthday Sex.”
Also look for chart debuts from Atlantic’s Phil Collins,Warner Bros.’ Seal, Epitaph’s Bad Religion, HOR Records’ Doobie Brothers, Reach’s Christian actLecrae, E1’s Donnell Jones and Vagrant’s Pete Yorn.
– Credit HITS Magazine for the info