Rihanna’s ‘Talk That Talk’ Likely to Be Surpassed on Charts By Nickelback
Earlier this week, Rihanna's new album, 'Talk That Talk,' hit stores. Her loving and loyal fans wasted no time getting out to their favorite music retail outlet to snatch a copy of the album, which was made available in both a deluxe and standard edition.
However, even the album sales from Black Friday might not help earn the singer her first chart-topping album. Early signs lead to Rihanna's album to make an impressive debut on the album's chart next week, but they also unfortunately show signs that she won't be making her first entry at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200.
Rihanna came close to scoring a No. 1 album in 2007 when her third LP, 'Good Girl Gone Bad,' reached No. 2 on the elite charts, which is what she may face once again this go around. 'Talk That Talk' has to battle the record sales from Nickelback's seventh studio album, 'Here and Now,' which was also released this week. The other competitor on the charts looking to make a high debut is Michael Buble with new 'Christmas' LP. While it may be a long shot, Drake's second week sales of his new album, 'Take Care,' is also striving to hit No. 1 on next week's chart positions.
The estimated number of albums sold for this week, according to Hits Daily Double, will be as follows:
Nickelback (Roadrunner) 225-250k
Rihanna (Def Jam/IDJ) 180-200k
Daughtry (19/RCA) 140-160k
Mary J. Blige (Geffen) 120-140k
Big Time Rush (Nickelodeon/Columbia) 90-110k
Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 75-90k
Michael Jackson (Epic) 50-60k
Bob Seger, Ultimate Hits (Capitol) 50-55k
Yelawolf (Ghet-O-Vision/Shady/Interscope) 40-50k (11/22p)
Rihanna's first single from 'Talk That Talk' is 'We Found Love,' which made its premiere in September. The tune is currently in the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.