a 750,000 start, it will easily notch Timberlake's best sales week ever, bypassing "FutureSex's" debut of 684,000 (according to Nielsen SoundScan).
On March 11, before "20/20" had even come out, sources initially estimated that the RCA Records album was on track to move at least 500,000 in its debut week. As i reported then, that forecast was likely to grown larger once the album reached retailers. Suffice it to say: It did.
iTunes is reportedly leading the way in terms of sales of "20/20," with Target blowing through its stock as well. The latter was the only retailer with an exclusive version of the album. Target's deluxe CD edition includes two bonus songs unavailable anywhere else: "Dress On" and "Body Count."
If "20/20" moves 750,000 or more, it will mark the largest sales week for an album by a male artist since 2010, when Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" shifted 964,000 when it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 dated Sept. 17. The last album, overall, to sell more than 750,000 was Taylor Swift's "Red," which blew in at No. 1 with 1.2 million on the Nov. 10, 2012 list.