Eminem's 'Recovery' will be #1 next week; The-Dream set to flop
after recovery, summer sales slow
june 30, 2010
the eminem-fueled record business recovery lasted about a week, as we head into the summer months, when the industry repairs to the hamptons or malibu. The comebacking hip-hop titan is a lock to repeat at #1 after selling a year's-best 740k as no debut this week comes close to six digits.
Based on figures from those one-day music retailers who haven't opened up ebay franchises, def jam/idj's the-dream will be the top newcomer on next tuesday's chart, with a total in the 55-60k range.
Photo finish/rrp/atlantic artists 3oh!3 are up next, with an estimated 40-45k, while downtown's scissor sisters should do around 15-18k on their third u.s. Album, night work.
The market was down 1% vs. Last week, down 3% vs. Same week last year and still down 11% year to date. Now go and set off some cherry bombs.