Rihanna and Keyshia Cole are heading into the Holiday season with strong debuts on the charts.
Their respective albums “Unapologetic” and “Woman To Woman” are heading for the top 10 based on recently released projections.
Rihanna is set to make the biggest debut of her career with a reported 240-260,000 copies of the “Diamonds” led album “Unapologetic.” Her seventh studio album overall, this project could be her first to take the top spot on the Billboard 200, ironically seven years after she sang “Pon De Replay,” which led her debut offering “Music of the Sun.”
Keyshia Cole’s “Enough of No Love” and “Trust and Believe” led album “Woman To Woman” will follow somewhere in the top 10 with a projected 75-85,000 copies sold. This album follows Cole’s 2010 effort “Calling All Hearts,” which debuted at no.9.
In other news, Kelly Clarkson’s “Greatest Hits” album is set to debut with 45-50k sold first week.
Fellow “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips should debut with around 140-160k of his debut, “The World From The Side of The Moon,” sold.
Official numbers will be made public next week.