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Simon Cowell’s got Talent, and now so does Steve Barnett’s Columbia Records.

The label will sport the top two albums on next week’s HITS sales chart with a pair of the U.K. music/TV exec’s discoveries at different ends of the age spectrum in 49-year-old Susan Boyle and 10-year-old child prodigy Jackie Evancho, alumni from his shows Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent, respectively.

Boyle looks like a repeat for the top spot, with an early projection of 300k+, based on one-day sales from those music retailers who haven’t turned in their leases for yogurt franchises.

The remarkable Evancho is the big story, as the diminutive operatic crooner bests all prognostications with 270-290k in first-week sales, good for #2 on next week’s chart.

Those two, along with six other debuts, and the returning Taylor Swift, will give next week’s Top 10 nine titles of 100k or more.

Rihanna’s fifth Def Jam/IDJ album, Loud, will debut with between 180-190k, followed by Rascal Flatts’ Big Machine debut, Nothing Like This, is earmarked for between 170-180k, the same projected total for Capitol Nashville/EMI country star Keith Urban’s Get Closer and Reprise crooner Josh Groban’s Rick Rubin-produced Illuminations.

Atlantic’s Kid Rock returns with Born Free, his follow-up to the triple-platinum Rock N Roll Jesus, which is just behind that trio in the 160-170k range.

Columbia has yet another Glee entry, with the Christmas album hitting the street, slated for between 150-160k.

Universal Motown’s Nelly album, 5.0, should be in the 55-60k range, with Tony Brummel’s Victory Records scoring one of their biggest albums ever in veteran Ocala, FL, rockers A Day to Remember’s What Separates Me From You, fueled by the hit, “All I Want,” looking at a projected total of 50-60k.

Columbia icon Bruce Springsteen’s two-CD set of outtakes from the Darkness at the Edge of Town sessions, The Promise, should do between 40-50k, while the Darkness deluxe box set edition will do an additional 28-32k, with 22k sold on the first day alone.

LaFace/JLG stalwart Pink’s Greatest Hits is one of three albums set to do 40-45k, along with 19/RCA/RMG American Idol winner Lee Dewyze and Six Steps’ Dove award-winning Christian artist Chris Tomlin.

Blue Note/EMI perennial Norah Jones’ compilation of duets, … Featuring, which will do 18-22k. The last debut of note is Heinz lounge-rockers Pink Martini’s holiday-themed Joy to the World, which should see first-week sales of 15-18k

The market was up 16% vs. last week, down 11% vs. same week last year and down 13% year to date. You may now return to watching Sarah Palin’s Alaska and rooting for her daughter to win Dancing with the Stars. Or not.

Nelly is a horrendous flop. :rolleyes:

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I'm honestly amazed at how hard he's fallen off. Country Grammar sold nearly 10 million in the US alone.

well i kind of knew that he wasn't going to sell big his last project flopped real hard but he did have a top 5 hit

I guess Rihanna did well I remember last year HDD said her Rated R project was gonna come in at #4 but actually finished at #3 so I still have hope I think she will do good with digital sales she's been #1 since the release of her album Tuesday on Itunes

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well i kind of knew that he wasn't going to sell big his last project flopped real hard but he did have a top 5 hit

I guess Rihanna did well I remember last year HDD said her Rated R project was gonna come in at #4 but actually finished at #3 so I still have hope I think she will do good with digital sales she's been #1 since the release of her album Tuesday on Itunes

I actually like 'Just a Dream'. But, now that I think about it, Nelly's albums have all been pretty unremarkable. He's had some great singles though.

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I guess it has? He just can't pull the hits like he used to. 'Hot In Herre' and 'Dilemma' were monstrous! He's kinda beige nowadays.

this new generation dont buy music like they use to 10 years ago Itunes killed the sell of physical cd

and with albums leaking before the release date hurts record sales alot

I would still expect him to be keeping with his competition...and I don't really follow hip-hop, but that doesn't seem to be the case with Nelly... I still don't get it. lol

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I would still expect him to be keeping with his competition...and I don't really follow hip-hop, but that doesn't seem to be the case with Nelly... I still don't get it. lol

He's kinda like Fabolous, except Fabolous is better. Everything Fabolous does is tuff but he never blows up the way he should. Nelly has had some decent singles but Busta and LL Cool J have kinda always over shined him.

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I would still expect him to be keeping with his competition...and I don't really follow hip-hop, but that doesn't seem to be the case with Nelly... I still don't get it. lol

You're right. Call it coincidental, but I think Nelly should've gotten Rihanna on a track. His last two albums have been loaded with features... only with all the wrong people. Birdman? Keri Hilson? Diddy? No. No. And hell no.

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He's kinda like Fabolous, except Fabolous is better. Everything Fabolous does is tuff but he never blows up the way he should. Nelly has had some decent singles but Busta and LL Cool J have kinda always over shined him.

I'll give you Busta, but LL Cool J? Really? lol :blink:

Not to say LL isn't a legend, but still... :lol:

You're right. Call it coincidental, but I think Nelly should've gotten Rihanna on a track. His last two albums have been loaded with features... only with all the wrong people. Birdman? Keri Hilson? Diddy? No. No. And hell no.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

What happened to the Janet/Mariah collab he was trying to make happen? ..or was that just a rumor? :unsure:

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He's kinda like Fabolous, except Fabolous is better. Everything Fabolous does is tuff but he never blows up the way he should. Nelly has had some decent singles but Busta and LL Cool J have kinda always over shined him.

Please tell me you're kidding. Nelly was a beast compared to Busta and LL. Those guys don't know hits like Nelly does.

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Nelly started dating that flop specialist Ashanti and his career quickly fell off. That isnt a coincidence. That bitch is one floptastic leech. She dragged the whole Murder Inc label into flopness by being associated with it. People need to run away from her shes a musical menace.

Dead @ into flopness. :lol:

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Nelly started dating that flop specialist Ashanti and his career quickly fell off. That isnt a coincidence. That bitch is one floptastic leech. She dragged the whole Murder Inc label into flopness by being associated with it. People need to run away from her shes a musical menace.

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

You all will not shade Ashanti like this...YOU WILL NOT! :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

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