Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young) Projected For First Top Ten Album in 32 Years
Update (7/16/14 3:25 PM): While the full Albums chart won't be released until tomorrow, Billboard has announced the top ten and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young are not included.
We'll have a better idea tomorrow why projections would be off but there is a possibility that Billboard counts a multi-disc set differently then does Hits Daily Double.
Last week, we revealed that Judas Priest was heading for the first U.S. top ten album of their career and, according to Hits Daily Double's projections, it will happen as Redeemer of Souls is projected to sell around 31,000 copies in its first week for a number 6 start, but they aren't the only veteran act who had a big week.
The Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young live album CSNY 1974 is projected to sell 21,500 copies which should put it somewhere between 7 and 9 on Thursday's chart, giving them their highest charting album in 32 years.
The last top ten for the band was Daylight Again (1982 / #8) which was only Crosby, Stills and Nash. To find the last album with Young to hit that level, you would have to go back to the live set 4 Way Street (1971 / #1). The other studio albums with Young, American Dream and Looking Forward, peaked at 16 and 26.
Also looking to debut in the top 40 are Neil Diamond's All Time Greatest Hits which projects to sell 14,000 copies to put it in the mid-teens, and Richard Marx' Beautiful Goodbye with 6,400 sales, placing it near to 40.
Final charts will be out on Thursday.