Critics are already putting together early album predictions for Push and Shove based on album trends, single sales and radio support. They are predicting that the album will sell close to 125,000 â€“ 150,000 in it’s first charting week on the Billboard charts.
Though we think it’s pretty early to base any truth to these guesses, it’s still interesting.
Music Justice — Weekly sales predictions are typically based on first day retail sales, but No Doubtâ€˜s latest album â€˜Push and Shoveâ€™ which isnâ€™t due until September 25th, has already been slapped with early industry projections â€“ an indication of its high demand or perhaps indeed the opposite.
â€˜Push and Shoveâ€™; which happens to be No Doubtâ€™s sixth studio album, is predicted to sell between 125,000 â€“ 150,000 units in its first charting week and although that figure seems bad in todayâ€™s current climate, itâ€™s right on track with album sales trends. Although, the new albumâ€™s predicted sales are slightly off when compared to other 2012 rock styled album releases. Linkin Parkâ€™s â€˜Living Thingsâ€™ album recently entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1 selling 223,000 units, but when you consider that this is No Doubtâ€™s first album in 11 years as compared to the latterâ€™s latest since 2010, then those predicted album sales are bang on target.
Although as mentioned before, sales predictions are based on real first day sales but in this case recent single sales, radio support, album trends and promotional campaigns have all been taken into account for this early sales prediction.