HITS Daily Double


Band's Bow Will Give Republic Three of 2015's Top Four Sales Debuts

Zac Brown Band will top both the HITS album and SPS charts next week with what will be the year's third or fourth biggest debut. For third place, the set will have to beat the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack’s 210k bow.

No matter the outcome, the genre-spanning set will give Republic three of the top four debuts so far in 2015. Drake leads the list with 495k, while TDE/Interscope's Kendrick Lamar holds the #2 spot with 324k.

Here are this week's key debuts:

Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground/Varvatos/BMLG/Republic) 205-215k albums, 220-230k SPS

Josh Groban (Reprise) 120-130k, 125-135k

Tyler Farr (Columbia Nashville) 30-35k, 35-40k​

In other new-release news, my mom thinks this Josh Groban is totally dope.