Plus: Florida Georgia Line and Drake aiming for prime 10 bows.
Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next album seems to be to remain put at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a second week, based on business forecasters.
Prognosticators counsel the pop star’s album might earn round 150,000 equal album models within the week ending Feb. 21. If the album holds at No. 1, it will likely be the primary by a solo lady to a couple of week on the prime in over a yr, since Taylor Swift’s Reputation tallied 4 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 (its first three: Dec. 2-Dec. 16, 2017, after which Jan. 6, 2018).
Thank U, Next debuted at No. 1 on the Feb. 23-dated Billboard 200, incomes 360,000 models in its first week, based on Nielsen Music.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the preferred albums of the week based mostly on multi-metric consumption, which incorporates conventional album gross sales, observe equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The prime 10 of the March 2-dated Billboard 200 chart (the place Thank U ought to maintain at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s web sites on Sunday, Feb. 24.
If Thank U, Next spends a second week at No. 1, it should additionally mark Grande’s first album to tally greater than only a single week atop the checklist. Her three earlier leaders all locked up one body every at No. 1.
While Grande is aiming to retain the No. 1 slot on subsequent week’s Billboard 200, Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack might notch a brand new peak on the checklist, because the album might rise Three-2 — surpassing its No. Three excessive. The album might garner 60,000 models within the week ending Feb. 21 (up from 48,000) because the set continues to bask within the glow of the film’s house video launch on DVD and blu-ray on Feb. 12.
Next week’s highest debut will seemingly come from nation duo Florida Georgia Line’s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country, which might bow at No. Three with round 50,000 models. The act’s final album, Dig Your Roots, entered at No. 2 on the Sept. 17, 2016-dated chart with 145,000 models.
Plus, Drake is on observe to notch his 10th consecutive prime 10 album along with his from-the-vaults launch So Far Gone. The mixtape, which was initially launched totally free in early 2009, however by no means commercially issued or distributed to streaming providers till Feb. 15, could debut at No. four with maybe 45,000 models earned. So Far Gone made its business and streaming debut have fun the 10th anniversary of the mixtape’s unique launch.
While the total So Far Gone by no means beforehand charted on Billboard’s album charts (again in 2009, an album wanted to be commercially launched with the intention to chart), a distillation of the set did attain Billboard tallies later that yr. The So Far Gone EP was launched later in 2009 as Drake’s first commercially launched album ( Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records). The EP mixed 5 tracks from the beforehand launched full-length mixtape (together with his first Billboard Hot 100 hit, the No. 2-peaking “Best I Ever Had”), together with two new cuts. The So Far Gone EP debuted and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 dated Oct. Three, 2009. All eight of Drake’s subsequent releases, via Scorpion in 2018, have debuted at No. 1.