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Skillet and August Burns Red Expected to Take Top Two Spots on "Billboard" 200

Image courtesy of David Molnar (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of David Molnar (via ABC News Radio)

Skillet and August Burns Red are expected to make big debuts on the Billboard 200 album chart this week.

Skillet’s ninth studio album, Rise , is headed for the #1 spot on the tally, with projected sales putting it somewhere around 50,000 copies. If the predictions are true, this will be the band’s second top-10 album on the list, following 2009’s Awake . That release debuted and peaked at #2 on the chart, with 68,000 copies sold its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Meanwhile, August Burns Red is on course to score their first top-10 album on the chart. The group’s latest album, Rescue & Restore, is expected to nab the #2 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart, with projections putting its sales somewhere around 25,000 copies. August Burns Red’s fourth studio album, 2011’s Leveler , came the closest to the top 10 when it debuted and peaked at #11 on the list, racking up 29,000 copies its first week out, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be released on Wednesday.

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