A Tribe Called Quest Headed For First #1 in Twenty Years; Brooks at 2; Bon Jovi Sales Plummet 90%

by VVN Music

A Tribe Called Quest are on their way to the number 1 spot on next week's Billboard 200.

Hits Daily Double estimates that their new album, We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service, sold 111,000 copies last week which is boosted to 135,500 when streaming is added in.

The last time that the group was at the top of the chart was in 1996 with Beats, Rhymes and Life. They followed with the number 3 album The Love Movement in 1998 before splitting. They reformed earlier this year, before the death of member Pfife Dawg, to record the new set.

The band's sales keep Garth Brooks from once again reaching the top of the charts with his Target exclusive The Ultimate Collection. The ten-disc set sold 105,000 copies with no boost from streaming; however, the total is enough to pretty much guarantee the number 2 spot.

Leonard Cohen's You Want It Darker saw bigger sales last week after the singer's untimely passing. Hits Daily Double estimates sales of just over 28,000 and sales plus streaming of 30,000 to put Cohen back in the top ten.

Also looking for a possible top ten start is Sting whose 57th and 9th. The album has an estimated 28,700 in sales and 29,300 with streaming to, most likely, come in between 8 and 10.

Brooks' new holiday album with wife Trisha Yearwood, Christmas Together, also had good sales with 21,500 / 21,700, but it won't be enough to make the top ten.

Other veteran artists with good sales last week include Joe with #MyNameisJoeThomas (15,800 / 17,400 / possible top 20), Cohen again with The Essential Leonard Cohen (10,400 / 16,600 / high to mid 20's), Ronnie Dunn with Tattoo Heart (13,600 / 14,500 / high 30's) and In Flames with Battles (10,100 / 10,300 / Low-40's).

As for Bon Jovi, their This House is Not For Sale takes an immense fall of over 90% in sales during the second week of release with just under 10,000 copies sold and 11,200 when streaming is added in. Based on projections, that will drop the album from number 1 to the high 40's.

Final charts will be out on Tuesday.

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