Regina Spektor, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Heading for Top 10 Chart Debuts
For Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, this would show significant progress made since the release of their 2009 debut disc, 'Up From Below.' That album was a slow build, with the single 'Home' finally garnering some attention late in the album cycle. The disc never reached any higher than No. 76 on the charts.
Their latest album, 'Here,' is expected to sell in the range of 30,000 copies for its first week on the Billboard 200 chart. At present, that would place it at No. 5, slotted between already released records from One Direction and Carrie Underwood.
Speaking of slow builds, Spektor has seen her career follow that trajectory since issuing her '11:11' disc just over a decade ago. In fact, Spektor's first three records failed to make a dent on the album charts before 'Begin to Hope' finally cracked through in 2006. That album made it all the way up to No. 19, and then her follow-up, 2009's 'Far,' shot all the way up to No. 3.
As for Spektor's latest: 'What We Saw From the Cheap Seats' is expected to sell between 30,000 and 40,000 copies for the week, which would make it the highest charting debut of the week. The disc is expected to place third on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, slipping in behind Adele's long-running hit record '21.'
Last week's chart topper, John Mayer's 'Born and Raised,' is expected to spend a second week on top with another 65,000 to 85,000 copies sold. The final tally will be revealed June 6.