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Ke$ha to Return to the Billboard 200 Next Week, Wiz Khalifa to Take Top Spot

December 8, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- According to billboard.com, here are the projected updated for next week’s Billboard 200. Wiz Khalifa’s new “O.N.I.F.C.” looks to take the top spot, while Taylor Swift’s “Red” looks to take the #2 spot. Swift has sold 2.2 million in the U.S., making it the year’s second-biggest selling album. Adele’s “21” leads the pack, with 4.2 million. Ke$ha’s “Warrior,” which is on course to debut with about 80,000 to 90,000, is in the third spot. Here is the Neilson SoundScan chart…

The Building Chart reflects the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan’s tracking week (which ends Sunday) as reported by six major merchants: iTunes, Trans World Entertainment, Best Buy, Starbucks, Target and Anderson Merchandisers. Billboard estimates that they make up about 85% of all U.S. album sales.

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