Friday, November 2, 2007
Britney's Album Expected To Be #1
Britney Spears’ controversy-crammed life may have weakened her public image, but it hasn’t necessarily hurt her career. Blackout sold an estimated 124,000 albums the first day of its release Tuesday and is set to become Britney’s fifth consecutive number one album, according to Nielsen SoundScan data. The album is expected to bump Carrie Underwood’s Carnival Ride and take the number one slot on the Billboard 200 chart, according to Billboard.
Her label, Jive/Zomba, estimates Blackout will sell between 330,000-350,000 copies next week. But it appears Brit has yet to recapture the success from earlier in her career: Her last disc, 2003’s In the Zone, sold 609,000 in its first week. Britney may not mind: In an interview Tuesday, with Ryan Seacrest, she said she thought her new album was “cool” and her favorite track was Heaven and Earth ... it is a really cool track.”