Kanye Outguns Guns N' Roses
Sales figures will not be available until Wednesday (December 3), but early estimates put the first-week total at 300,000 copies (including a reported 25,000 downloads at iTunes on November 23 not counted towards the opening week for the Sunday release) — roughly 50,000 more than the opening number registered by "Contraband", the 2004 debut from Velvet Revolver. [That being said, the album is expected to debut in the Top 5 in most markets around the world - find out how high they got and where right here]
Kanye West's new album, "808s and Heartbreak", will be No. 1 on next week's Billboard chart with a total that looks to be between 450,000 and 500,000.
What about across the pond? It looks like Flowers power is more potent than Roses there. Music Radar reports: The Killers' third album Day & Age looks set to take the Number 1 slot in the UK ahead of Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy. - more on this story
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