Does crooner Michael Buble's smooth vocal stylings have the power to ward off vamps? It’s looking that way. While there are still a few more days of sales to be tallied,predictions are the Canadian singer will stay in the top spot on the Billboard 200, keeping the soundtrack to “Twilight Saga: New Moon” at bay.
Smooth singers are having their way on the Billboard 200 right now. Two weeks ago, Barbra Streisand landed at No. 1 with her latest collection of jazz standards. Last week, Buble denied Kiss out of its chance of scoring its first No. 1 when “Crazy Love” sold enough in three days to snag the top spot. The projections are very tentative because, like “Crazy Love,” the “New Moon” soundtrack came out today, so there’s no track of how it is selling yet, although Hits Daily Double predicts Buble’s first full seven days of sale will trump “New Moon’s” three days’ worth by as much as 50,000 copies.
Streisand continues to sell strongly, coming in at No. 3. In fact, in a relatively low-wattage release week, no other debut is expected in the Top 10, although Mario’s “D.N.A.” may sneak in at No. 10. Surprisingly, David Archuleta’s Christmas title is selling relatively slowly and is expected to move only 20,000 this week. That number will undoubtedly swell as the holiday season kicks in in a few weeks.