Jonas Brothers have No. 1 in their sights
'Lines, Vines and Trying Times' on track to top Billboard 200The Jonas Brothers are on track to score their second No. 1 album in less than a year as "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" is on course to debut atop the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry analysts say the Hollywood Records album may sell as many as 300,000 copies in its first week.
The trio's last studio effort, "A Little Bit Longer," bulldozed its way to a No. 1 debut in August, when it started with 525,000.
The JoBros are scheduled to chat on CNN's "Larry King Live" on Thursday and perform on NBC's "Today" on Friday. The band's tour kicks off on Saturday in Dallas at Cowboys Stadium.
"Lines" also led the Nielsen SoundScan Building Chart that was released on Wednesday, which reflected unweighted sales through the close of business on June 16. Billboard estimates the seven merchants who report to Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart -- Trans World Entertainment, Best Buy, iTunes, Starbucks, Borders, Target and Anderson Merchandisers -- comprise about 60% of all U.S. album sales.
Incubus' new hits collection, "Monuments and Melodies" (Immortal/Epic), might arrive in the top 10 next week while Michael Buble's "Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden" (143/Reprise/Warner Bros.) and Will Downing's "Classique" (Peak) could open in the top 20.
Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week, as reflected in the official Billboard 200 chart, runs from Monday-Sunday of each week. The newest Billboard 200 chart, released Wednesday -- where the Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D." debuted at No. 1 with 304,000 -- reflected the week that ended June 14.