HITS Daily Double


New Album Headed for Solid Chart Debut
Corporate greed. Indentured servitude. Unconscionable contract terms. More and more, these issues and others are bubbling to the surface of public awareness because more and more artists are choosing to speak out and percolate the heady brew of political debate.

Meanwhile, the wheels of industry continue to turn, however, and for artists who owe their livelihoods to those particular wheels belonging to the music industry, many are gol-durned glad they're turning at all these days.

Yep, thanks to The Man, Sheryl Crow's new album, C'mon C'mon (A&M), looks like it'll sell about 125k in its first week, according to early reports from national accounts.

That figure should plant Crow firmly in the Top 5 of next week's HITS Top 50 Albums chart, as single "Soak Up the Sun" continues to progress at Top 40 and Adult.

That's it. We now return you to your regularly scheduled lobbying effort/reform party/lawsuit/political upheaval.