While it earlier appeared Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next was set for a 3rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, it now appears Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack will retake the throne on subsequent week’s tally.
Industry forecasters counsel A Star Is Born might earn round 125,000 equal album models within the week ending Feb. 28. Meanwhile, Thank U might tally round 115,000 to 120,000 models.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the preferred albums of the week based mostly on multi-metric consumption, which incorporates conventional album gross sales, monitor equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The prime 10 of the March 9-dated Billboard 200 chart (the place Star might return to No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s web sites on Sunday, March Three.
On Tuesday, forecasters steered Thank U was going to carry on at No. 1 for a 3rd body with round 110,000 to 115,000 models. Meanwhile, former No. 1 Star was on track for a Three-2 climb on the listing with maybe 100,000 models.
What’s occurred since Tuesday? It’s seemingly that Amazon’s sale pricing of the digital obtain of the A Star Is Born soundtrack pumped a late-in-the-week gross sales surge for the set. On Wednesday, the album was priced at $Three.99, after which on Thursday, it dropped to $2.99. (Lady Gaga tweeted about each sale costs to her 78 million followers, so consciousness was excessive along with her followers in regards to the low cost.)
Of course, A Star Is Born can also be persevering with to learn from all of the publicity generated by its mother or father movie’s showcase on the Academy Awards on Feb. 24. The film was nominated for eight awards, together with greatest image. The film took dwelling one award: greatest authentic music for “Shallow.” The tune was carried out on the present by Gaga and Cooper in a warmly acquired efficiency.
Assuming A Star Is Born returns to No. 1, it can mark the fourth non-consecutive week within the penthouse for the soundtrack.