|Merchants are divided on whether Swift's "Speak Now" (Oct. 25) or Boyle's "The Gift" (Nov. 9) will be the top seller this year.|
"Taylor Swift will be the biggest record of the fourth quarter," Barr says. "That's a no-brainer. She appeals to such a wide demo."
UMG is expected to ship 1.8 million units of "Speak Now" and is projecting first-week sales of 750,000 units, sources say.