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R&B star Trey Songz is expected to make a big splash on next week’s Billboard 200 chart. 

Billboard.com is reporting that the singer’s new album, “Passion, Pain & Pleasure,” is projected to sell between 230-and-250-thousand copies in its first week. 

That may not be good enough for number one, however, as Linkin Park’s “A Thousand Suns” is anticipated to sell as many as 260-thousand copies.  “Passion, Pain & Pleasure” features Trey Songz’s current single, “Bottoms Up,” which moved up to number 17 on this week’s Hot 100. 

The vocalist’s last album — 2009’s “Ready” — opened at number three on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 131-thousand.  The record has gone on to sell more than 800-thousand copies in the U.S..

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