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Hits Daily Double, the chart prognostication site, has projected that Led Zeppelin will take positions 8, 10 and 11 on this week’s sales chart.
Like in most countries, the band’s debut album seems to be the winner by a small margin with projected sales of 31,500 which should put them at number 8. Unlike other places, Led Zeppelin II appears to have out sold Led Zeppelin III by a margin of 29,400 to 28,800. III had fairly consistently been coming in second in the rest of the world. If the numbers hold, it should put II and III at numbers 10 and 11.
Those positions seem fairly safe as the album at 12, Michael Jackson’s Xscape, is only projected at 25,300.
Mariah Carey‘s new album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse takes a major fall from 3 to the high 20’s with projected sales down a whopping 75%. Normal second week sales see decreases of 50% to 55%. The sales support our contention that Carey’s latest will almost certainly not even reach gold status (500,000 sales) as it will struggle to hit 100,000 by week three.
Another deluxe package reissue, Soundgarden‘s Superunknown, looks to sell around 10,500 to place in the lower 20’s.