A lot of people like my article last week about Trey Songz and Linkin Park, so I decided I would use the same format and revamp Release Me Tuesday. In the past I’d simply list what songs and albums came out, but now I will focus on realistic predictions and possible chart positioning.
Maroon 5’s new album, ‘Hands All Over’, is the biggest commercial debut this week. Their first two albums were multi-platinum sellers, making them one of the most successful band in the 2000’s. ‘Hands All Over’ seems to be getting off to a rough start because their first single, ‘Misery’, stalled at 17 and their second single, ‘Give A Little More’, has yet to hit the top 40. I’m sure the album will sell on their name alone, but without strong radio support its hard to see them brining in big numbers.
The other problem for Maroon 5 is the fact that The Zac Brown Band is currently beating them in the itunes store. Their sophomore album, ‘You Get What You Give’, shot straight to number 1 on their first day. The band is one of the biggest acts in country music right now, and they received a lot of publicity in February when they won the Grammy for Best New Artist. Consider the hype around them I could see them pulling out some impressive numbers. Country acts have been selling pretty well these past few years (Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert), so I would actually not be surprised if they debuted at number one.
John Legend & The Roots released their joint album ‘Wake Up’. The album is guaranteed a debut in the top 10, being that everyone involved with the project has such high profiles. The album is currently number 4 on itunes, so that should result in a top 5 debut. Teen star Selena Gomez and the Scene released their sophomore album ‘A Year Without Rain’. Being that she is one of the disney princesses I am sure she will have a lot of young fans buying her CD this week. Younger fans tend to buy the physical album, so its hard to say where she will end up. She could beat out ‘Wake Up’ depending on their physical sales, but she is currently at 10 in the itunes store.
Sadly it looks like Shontelle will miss out again on the top 10. Currently her sophomore album ‘No Gravity’ is at 31 in the itunes store. She should of released the album when ‘Impossible’ was at its peak. Now it’s looking like Shontelle is really going to suffer from lack of radio play. I’ll be surprised if ‘No Gravity’ hits the top ten, although I wish her the best of luck.
What do you think of this week?