Recent Billboard magazine cover man Mac Miller is on his way to his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his debut effort, “Blue Slide Park,” should easily top the list next week. Industry sources suggest the set will sell upwards of 180,000 copies by Nov. 13.
The Rostrum Records release is distributed by INgrooves via Fontana Distribution, Universal Music Group Distribution’s indie arm.
If “Blue Slide Park” bows atop the list, it will mark the first independently-distributed debut album to hit No. 1 since 1995. The last (and only previous) was Tha Dogg Pound’s “Dogg Food.” It started in the penthouse on the chart dated Nov. 18, 1995, with 278,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. “Dogg Food” was released on Death Row/Interscope, but independently distributed via Priority.
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