Limp Bizkit Sales Down, Way Down
According to a report from Blabbermouth.net, early reports from national accounts show that Limp Bizkit’s new disc is expected to sell around 350K it’s first week in stores. This is a significant drop from the first week sales for the group’s 2000 release “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water", which moved 1,054,511 copies in it’s first week in U.S. stores and landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s album charts. The projected sales of "Results" will also be about half of what the group's 1999 "Significant Other" moved the first week in stores.
If these projections hold true then Limp Bizkit will not debut at No. 1, or even No. 2. It looks like they will be beat out by Outkast and Dave Matthews. According to the Blabbermouth article, Outkast’s new double album is expected to sell 500K units this week and Dave Matthews’ new solo CD “Some Devil” will most like tally sales of 450K.
Nickelback also return to the stores this week with their third U.S. release, “The Long Road”. If the projections hold true at 200K expected sales, it looks like Nickelback’s latest effort will actually have higher first week sales than their last album, “Silver Side Up”, which sold 177,986 it’s first week on the charts and was bolstered by the No. 1 radio hit, “How You Remind Me”.