by Jonathan on June 6, 2001

Next week’s (US album) chart promises to be a lot more competitive than the NBA finals.

In a race that’s still too early to call, Staind’s two-week “Cycle” at the top of the charts could well be broken by either Radiohead, which right now holds a slight edge, or Nelly’s St. Lunatics, based on first-day sales from retailers around the country. All are on target to end up in the low 200k range for their first-week totals. Columbia ingenue Jessica Simpson proved “Irresistible” to record buyers and could do in the 125-130k, which will place her just below the leaders. Cash Money/Universal rapper Turk is on track for 100k in sales, which would land him in the Top 10. More…

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