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Van Halen might be on its way to a sixth career No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart — unless Adele’s “21″ stands in the veteran band’s way.Industry sources suggest that Van Halen’s “A Different Kind of Truth” may sell about 180,000 to 200,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Feb. 12. Under normal circumstances, that would be enough for the recently-signed Interscope act to bump Queen Adele from the top slot.However, this isn’t a normal week. The 54th Grammy Awards take place on Feb. 12, at 8-11:30 PM on CBS — where Adele is scheduled to perform. The artist is nominated for six Grammys this year, and the performance will mark her first since undergoing surgery last year on her vocal chords. Further, Adele will sit down with Anderson Cooper for an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” immediately before the Grammys.It’s certainly possible that whatever buzz is generated by Adele on Grammy night — the final day of the tracking week for next week’s Billboard 200 — could engineer a big gain in sales for “21.” This past week, the set shifted 122,000 (up 5% according to Nielsen SoundScan) in its 19th nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.If Van Halen does reach No. 1, it will be the band’s first chart-topping studio set with reunited frontman David Lee Roth.
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