Rihanna's new "Loud" album is reportedly on track to outsell rapper Nelly's new "5.0" record by anywhere up to 130,000 units. Based on one-day sales estimates, both albums should debut in the top 10 next week.
Rihanna's fifth Def Jam/IDJ album, Loud, will debut with between 180-190k, followed by Rascal Flatts' Big Machine debut, Nothing Like This, is earmarked for between 170-180k. Atlantic's Kid Rock returns with Born Free, his follow-up to the triple-platinum Rock N Roll Jesus, which is just behind that trio in the 160-170k range. Universal Motown's Nelly album, 5.0, should be in the 55-60k range. (HITS Daily Double)