Carrie Underwood's 'Cry Pretty' on Course For No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart


Carrie Underwood is heading in the right direction for her fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as her newest launch, Cry Pretty, might debut atop the tally subsequent week. According to trade forecasters, the album, which was launched on Sept. 14 Capitol Nashville, may launch with over 210,000 equal album items earned within the week ending Sept. 20.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the preferred albums the week primarily based on multi-metric consumption, which incorporates conventional album gross sales, monitor equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The prime 10 the Sept. 29-dated Billboard 200 chart (the place Cry Pretty ought to debut at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s web sites on Sunday, Sept. 23.

Cry Pretty is Underwood’s first album for Capitol Nashville, after a profession with Sony Music’s Arista Nashville. Underwood beforehand topped the Billboard 200 with Blown Away (2012), Play On (2009) and Carnival Ride (2007).

If Cry Pretty launches as anticipated, it is going to safe the biggest week for a rustic album in 2018. Currently, the largest week for a rustic set this yr is owned by Jason Aldean’s Rearview Town, which debuted at No. 1 with 183,000 items earned, in keeping with Nielsen Music (chart dated April 28).

Also heading for a prime 10 debut subsequent week is 6LACK’s second studio album East Atlanta Love Letter, which may begin within the area with 70,000 items. His debut set, FREE 6LACK, peaked at No. 34 in 2017.