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A Perfect Circle Looking at Top Five Debut; Sting & Shaggy May Not Make the Top 50

by VVN Music

Rockers A Perfect Circle are looking to debut at either 3 or 4 this week with their new album Eat the Elephant after scoring the second biggest sales numbers for the week.

The group were no competition for J Cole's KOD which sold 166,000 copies of his new album which inflates to an amazing 395,000 with streaming.  A Perfect Circle sold 61,000 copies of their set, coming in at number 2 in pure sales but only added about 5,600 with streaming which drops them to either number 4 on the Hits 50.

Sting & Shaggy's collaborative album, 44/876 was the twelfth biggest selling of the week, according to Hits' projections with just 8,800 copies.  They only added about 1,800 in streaming which puts them at number 50 on the Hits 50.  Albums in that area of the chart can move up and down positions with sales changes of just 50 or 100 copies so it is possible, when the final Billboard charts come out on Tuesday, that the album won't even make the top 50.

That would be a major disappointment for Sting who has never placed a studio album below number 25 and that was his lute based album Songs From the Labyrinth. Of his twelve solo studio albums prior to 44/876, the only other one to not make the top ten was 2013's The Last Ship and that peaked at 13.

Elsewhere on the Sales chart, Pennywise's Never Gonna Die came in at 19 with sales of 5,500 and Old Crow Medicine Show at 21 with 5,300.  Both fell below the top 50 when streaming was added.

Final charts will be out Tuesday.