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According to industry estimates: Erykah Badu and Janet Jackson are neck and neck for the #1 spot next week. Janet is expected to do 180k in sales while Erykah's Amerykah is expected to push 160k - give or take 10k.
The amazing part of all this is Erykah contends for the top spot with virtually no promotion. Janet, on the other hand, has promoted the hell out of her 10th studio album Discipline.
Last night, Erykah threw herself an album release and birthday party in Chicago. Dave Chapelle, and Billy McNamara attended. And tonight, Janet makes a rare appearance on CNN's Larry King Live where she plans to discuss her music and her love life. Frankly, we don't understand what her love life has to do with selling albums. But, we'll still tune in.
Larry King Live airs at 9 PM eastern time on CNN.