West On Target To Debut At Number One

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November 25, 2010 | 6:15pm EST

Kanye West is expected to make his fourth consecutive debut at the top of the albums chart with his new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Experts predict West’s critically-acclaimed new album will rocket to the top of the Billboard 200 chart with sales exceeding 500,000 copies following its 22 November release.

The figure, which meets the minimum an album needs to be certified gold, is almost 100,000 more than West scored with his last album, 2008’s 808s and Heartbreaks.

His 2005 record Late Registration sold 860,000 copies in its first week while his follow-up, Graduation, sold 957,000 back in 2007.

Official numbers will be released by Billboard on Sunday.