Usherâs new album âHere I Standâ is on track to top the Billboard chartâs next week. According to Nielsen Soundscanâs Building Chart, the âLove In This Clubâ singer sold nearly 146, 000 copies of the album which hit stores on Tuesday. Backed by a promotional campaign similar to Mariah Careyâs âE=MC2″ which included stops on âThe Ellen Degeneres Show,â âSaturday Night Live,â the âDancing With The Starsâ season finale, and multiple appearances on BET and MTV throughout the week the star is expected to finish the week at around 375,000 copies. But donât count Usher out, the singer may surprise analysts as he did in 2004 when âConfessionsâ debuted with 1.1 million copies sold. The 2004 hit album went on to sell 9.54 million copies in the U.S., Usher’s “Confessions” is the 21st best-selling album of the Nielsen SoundScan era, which began in 1991 according to Billboard. It’s the second biggest seller among male solo singers, behind only country singer Garth Brooks’ “Ropin’ the Wind,” which has shifted 9.6 million in 1991.
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