Sugarland, Kings of Leon Vying for Top Spot on Billboard 200

Posted October 22, 2010 by J Matthew Cobb in News

First-week sales from new albums by Sugarland, Kings of Leon plans to top the charts

Sugarland may be getting its sweet tooth fix next week when the country act’s new album, The Incredible Machine, hopes to hit the #1 spot on the Billboard 200. Data gathered from analysts suggest that the group will pick up 210,000 to 220,000 sales by the end of next week.

But Kings of Leon, the tough Southern alternative rock who exploded on their airwaves with 2009’s “Use Somebody,” is prepping for a fight. Their fifth studio effort, Come Around Sundown, is suggested to sale 180,000 to 190,000 units. But numbers may change and the public could do a reversal. If the Sugarland projections doesn’t fair out as planned, the Kings could be celebrating the first No. 1 album of their career.

Other albums expected to break into the top tier of Billboard’s 200 cabinet will be the “Glee” Cast soundtrack to the Rocky Horror “Glee” Show (just in time for Halloween), Elton John & Leon Russell’s pairing on The Union, Shakira’s Sale el Sol and Rod Stewart’s Fly Me To the Moon – The Great American Songbook V. The latter, Rod Stewart’s latest in the ‘Songbook’ series, has been announced to be his last foray into cover albums.


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