Mumford & Sons, no. 1
Mumford & Sons unsurprisingly top the Billboard 200 with enormous numbers as Babel opens with 600,000 copies, outselling other superstar releases this week (Green Day, No Doubt and Lupe Fiasco) as well as outselling the year’s previous best debut, Justin Bieber‘s Believe (374,000).
Green Day underperforms at no. 2 selling 139,000 of ¡Uno! (projected to sell 150,000) while No Doubt also underperform at no. 3 with 115,000 copies sold (projected to sell 125,000). P!nk falls to no. 4 from no. 1, beating out the no. 5 bow of Lupe Fiasco with Food & Liquor II, which also underperforms with 89,000 copies sold (off 115,000 from 2011’s
Lasers and off 11,000 from initial projections). deadmau5 has a moment at no. 6 with <Album Title Goes Here>.
Angie Stone is the week’s biggest loser as Rich Girl cripples onto the chart at no. 109 with 4,000 copies. OUCH! She’s never had a top ten album, but The Art of Love & War (2007) opened at no. 11. That is a far cry from 109. Good news though: Unexpected peaked at no. 133 in 2009. It is the small things in life… sorry Angie.
PSY Keeps His Shirt On at No. 2
PSY said something along the lines he’d rap “Gangnam Style” shirtless if it topped the Billboard Hot 100. Thank God for Maroon 5‘s “One More Night” holding off the annoying little cut I’d love to never hear again. #SMH
Mumford Likely to Keep no. 1 spot Warm
Although Muse and Miguel aim high with highly anticipated albums for the week of October 2, 2012, they will likely settle for runner-up/third respectively. Mumford & Sons Babel will likely experience a huge plummet, but not enough to offset numbers like 110,000 or 50,000, what’s projected for Muse and Miguel. Muse’s numbers are down from 2009’s The Resistance while Kaleidoscope Dream’s numbers mark an ascent for Miguel, even if the album should receive MUCH more love than that.