Chart NewsMusic Week reports the following about UK sales:
Iron Maiden have taken a powerful lead in the race to top the albums chart this Sunday, with their new album The Final Frontier (EMI) selling more than three times as many as its nearest competitor, Eminem’s Recovery (Interscope), so far this week.
The Final Frontier, the band’s 15th studio album, has sold more than 22,000 copies, while Recovery has sold around 7,000 this week in the UK, according to Official Charts Company midweek figures.
In addition, Hits Daily Double reports that The Final Frontier is on track to sell between 65,000 and 70,000 copies in the USA in its first week, and is likely to debut at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart. If this prediction comes true, it would be the highest a Maiden album has ever charted in the USA.