Arcade Fire’s double album ‘Reflektor’ will easily take the top spot on the US chart from Katy Perry this week although with smaller numbers than Katy’s debut.
‘Reflektor’ will fall short of 200,000 sales in its first week in the USA, well behind Perry’s debut sales last week of 286,000 but total sales for the entire Top 200 in the USA last week were also the lowest ever recorded by SoundScan since it began in 1991.
Both ‘Prism’ and ‘Reflektor’ first week sales also fell well below this year’s biggest debut from Justin Timberlake ‘The 20/20 Experience’ with 968,000 sold in week one and debuts from Daft Punk, Jay-Z and Kanye West.
4.5 million albums sold across the Top 200 in the USA last week for week ending October 27, 2013 according to Billboard.
Targeting the Top 10 in the USA this week are also Linkin Park ‘Recharged’, Thomas Rhett ‘Thomas Rhett’, Kelly Clarkson ‘Wrapped In Red’ and Toby Keith ‘Drinks After Work’.
Outside of the Top 10 expect debuts from Robert Glasper Experiment, The Robertsons, Seether, Passenger and Bastille.
Australia’s Hillsong United is expected to debut on the American album chart this week in the Top 30 with ‘Zion Acoustic Sessions Live’.
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