Reba may end up with number one CD
Monday, September 24, 2007
– Reba McEntire's new disc, "Duets," could be the top selling album when the charts are released Thursday, according to Billboard. The singer led the Friday edition of Nielsen SoundScan's Building Chart, a recent addition to reporting sales.
Billboard's web site said that through Thursday, "Duets" sold 155,000 units.
Kanye West's "Graduation" was second at 91,000 after racking up huge first week sales of 957,000 units.
The Building Chart includes sales from Trans World Entertainment, Best Buy, Circuit City, iTunes, Border's, Target, Anderson Merchandisers, and Handleman Co., 79 percent of the U.S. retail market.
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