Ordinarily most people would not be concerned about Fantasia’s first week album sales. However, with rampant speculation that her suicide attempt was a publicity stunt, the media is now paying very close attention to how well her “Back to Me” album performs in its first week of release.
Fantasia’s album was released yesterday and early estimates had her album moving briskly. However, with the likes of pop hit-maker Katy Perry to contend with, it appears the singer’s brisk sales will not be brisk enough. According to Hits Daily Double, Katy will have the number one album in the country next week, selling around 200,000 copies, a big disappointment to those industry insiders who predicted the “California Girls” singer would move about 500,000 units.
Coming up behind Katy will be Fantasia, who is expected to move about 130,000 copies. This is roughly about what the singer’s last album sold in its first week. Whether Fantasia will land in the number two spot on next week’s chart is still up in the air, as Eminem’s “Recovery” shows no signs of slowing down.