Selena Gomez is soaring to the top of the Billboard charts…
The half-Mexican American singer/actress, who just celebrated her 21st birthday on July 22, is likely to earn her first No. 1 album next week.
Her latest album, Stars Dance, should debut atop the Billboard 200 with approximately 90,000 to 100,000 copies sold in the week ending Sunday, July 28, according to Industry sources.
The set is Gomez’s fourth studio album, and was released on Tuesday, July 23 via Hollywood Records.
The new Billboard 200 chart’s top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, July 31.
If Stars Dance records sales of more than 78,000, it will mark Gomez’s largest sales week ever.
Her last album, 2011’s When the Sun Goes Down (credited to Selena Gomez and the Scene), arrived with a career-high week of 78,000 — according to Nielsen SoundScan.
It debuted at No. 4, rising to No. 3 a week later. Since her 2009 debut, Kiss and Tell, Gomez has been steadily improving in terms of chart rank and debut sales frames. Kiss started at No. 9 with just under 66,000. The following year, A Year Without Rain opened at No. 4 with a little over 66,000.
Gomez’s new album is powered by her biggest single yet, “Come & Get It.” It peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on Pop Songs chart. Gomez has been making the promotion rounds during the album’s release week as well. She played The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Tuesday and then hits both Good Morning America and Live With Kelly and Michael on Friday.