Last Wednesday Billboard.com gave that the first sales week of 2010 was turning out to be another battle for No. 1, as “Britain’s Got Talent” sensation Susan Boyle and “TiK ToK” singer Ke$ha were competing for the top spot on the Billboard 200.
Oops! That was last week. This week the Scottish lady may just get kick to the curb, as Ke$ha’s “Animal” is anticipated to take over from Susan Boyle’s “I Dreamed a Dream” in the Billboard 200 chart that will be unveiled on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
According to information from Billboard.com, while the chart hasn’t been finished yet, label sources indicate that what was originally thought to be a race between the two albums last Wednesday turned out to be any easy win for Ke$ha.
Ke$ha’s “Animal” album was initially projected to sell maybe 100,000 copies in the week that just ended on Sunday, Jan. 10. However, sources say it actually sold about 150,000 copies, easily beating Boyle’s “Dream.” We understand that these figures are projections from industry sources based on internal data. The real, final Nielsen SoundScan numbers, as reflected in the Billboard 200 album chart, won’t be released until Wednesday, Jan. 13.