HITS Daily Double


YOUR NEW RELEASES: Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines will be next week's #1, no doubt, as it becomes increasingly clear that audiences are interested in more than the title track, which has been unstoppable sales monster. Thicke, heavy rockers Five Finger Death Punch and hip-hop artist Tech N9ne could all score career-best debuts on next week's chart. Here are this week's key new releases:

Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope) 130-140k (career best: 137k)
Five Finger Death Punch (Prospect Park) 95-105k (career best: 91k)
Tech N9ne (Strange Music) 55-60k (career best: 57k)
Backstreet Boys (K-Bahn) 50-55k
Emblem3 (Syco/Columbia) 40-45k

Speaking of things being blurred, the debuting strains at UMPG this week include Siberian Khatru, Push Push in the Kush, and Pumpkin Blood. (7/31p)