Carrie Underwood could top charts next week; Plant/Krauss second
Thursday, October 25, 2007
– After only a day of sales, one music biz analyst web site is predicting that Carrie Underwood's "Carnival Ride" will top the charts with sales of about 450,000, far ahead of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss's "Rising Sand" collaboration.
The Hitsdailydouble web site said Underwood "kicks the fourth quarter into moderate gear" with a projected first-week total "looking between 400-450k, more than enough to thrust her into the top spot on the next HITS Album chart."
The Krauss/Plant set looks headed between 80,000 and 90,000 in sales.
Country singer Gary Allan's new MCA Nashville album, "Living Hard," is showing "some nice strength," good for between 70,000 and 75,000 units.
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