R. Kelly, Diddy, and Ciara

Sales Predictions for Michael Jackson, Ciara, R. Kelly, & Diddy-Dirty Money

After one day in stores, preliminary figures are in for some of urban music’s biggest acts. Find out what Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Ciara, and Diddy-Dirty Money are expected to sell in their opening week.

The King of Pop’s posthumous release, Michael, is gearing up for a strong debut, with an estimated 225-250,000 copies in its first week, according to HITS Daily Double. On the R&B tip, R. Kelly is slated to make a jolly entry onto the charts with his well-received album Love Letter, which should sell an estimated 150-160,000.

But the rest of the first-week sales aren’t looking so hot. Despite a heavy promotional campaign, Diddy-Dirty Money’s oft-delayed album Last Train to Paris is only shaping up to move 60-65,000 copies. R&B singer-songwriter Tank is on track to sell 40-45,000 units of his fourth LP Now or Never, while Ciara’s Basic Instinct figures are projected at 35-40,000.

These numbers are based on one-day sales reports from retailers and are subject to change. Final figures will be released next Wednesday.