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Alabama Shakes' New Album 'Sound & Color' Set to Debut at No. 1, Outselling Yelawolf & 'Furious 7'



Shawn Mendes and the Furious 7 soundtrack will be getting a little competition from down south next week on the Billboard 200. It seems as though soulful rock band Alabama Shakes is destined for its first No. 1 record next week with its sophomore album Sound & Color.

Sound & Color is set to sell 90,000 album equivalent units, according to Billboard, easily grabbing the No. 1 spot on the chart for the week of April 29. The No. 1 debut follows a whirlwind of success for Alabama Shakes. The band got a high profile gig on Saturday Night Live earlier this year, and its single "Don't Wanna Fight" sits at No. 20 on the Alternative Songs Chart and has peaked at No. 2 on the AAA charts.

As far as singles go, that's Alabama Shakes' best showing since its 2012 breakout hit "Hold On." The lead single from the band's debut album Boys & Girls peaked at No. 17 on the U.S. Alt charts and even climbed to No. 93 on the Hot 100.

Despite the breakout single, Boys & Girls only peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, paving the way for Sound & Color to be the band's first chart-topping album.

Alabama Shakes' record arriving at No. 1 may very well be aided by a lack of competition in April. Billboard reports that other albums set to debut next week include Yelawolf's Love Story with 45,000 album equivalent units and Mexican pop rock band Maná's Cama Incendiada, which will move 30,000 album equivalents.

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