According to Billboard, Van Halen’s new album, A Different Kind Of Truth, is SO CLOSE to debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, but their album sales are neck and neck with Adele’s “21”:
Van Halen might be on its way to a sixth career No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart — unless Adele’s “21” stands in the veteran band’s way.
Industry sources suggest that Van Halen’s “A Different Kind of Truth” may sell about 180,000 to 200,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Feb. 12. Under normal circumstances, that would be enough for the recently-signed Interscope act to bump Queen Adele from the top slot.
However, this isn’t a normal week. The 54th Grammy Awards take place on Feb. 12, at 8-11:30 PM on CBS — where Adele is scheduled to perform. The artist is nominated for six Grammys this year, and the performance will mark her first since undergoing surgery last year on her vocal chords. Further, Adele will sit down with Anderson Cooper for an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” immediately before the Grammys.
It’s certainly possible that whatever buzz is generated by Adele on Grammy night — the final day of the tracking week for next week’s Billboard 200 — could engineer a big gain in sales for “21.” This past week, the set shifted 122,000 (up 5% according to Nielsen SoundScan) in its 19th nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
If Van Halen does reach No. 1, it will be the band’s first chart-topping studio set with reunited frontman David Lee Roth.
The time has come for Van Halen fans to make a stand and for rock and roll to rule the charts!
Van Halen has a fighting chance to have the #1 album in America next week but we need your help. If you haven’t bought the album yet, buy it now or by Saturday to make sure it counts for Van Halen’s fight to the top this week!
If you have bought it – by another for a friend (you know they’ll love it!), or buy another just to support Van Halen and the return of ROCK MUSIC!
Easy links to get it right now:
VanHalenStore.com is selling Standard Edition CD, Deluxe Edition CD/DVD and the 2-LP Vinyl Alum.
iTunes has the great price on the download of the Deluxe Package
Wal-Mart has an exclusive package that contains the Standard CD and a t-shirt. They are out of stock online, so see their store finder.
Let’s make their album go #1!