Maroon 5 On Course for Second No. 1 Album
The pop band's new 'V' will likely debut atop next week's Billboard 200.
The Billboard 200's new top 10 will be revealed Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Industry sources forecast the set -- which was released on Sept. 2 -- could sell upward of 150,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 7. That should be enough to secure a No. 1 album for the Adam Levine-led group, which first topped the chart in 2007 with their second album, It Won't Be Soon Before Long.
The group's first release, Songs About Jane, topped out at No. 6 in 2004, while their third and fourth albums debuted and peaked at No. 2 (Hands All Over in 2010 and Overexposed in 2012).
The new album's first single, "Maps," peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 dated Aug. 9, and has reached No. 4 on the Pop Songs airplay tally. On the latter list, it's Maroon 5's sixth consecutive top five hit, stretching back to 2011's No. 1 "Moves Like Jagger."
Elsewhere on next week's Billboard 200, watch for rapper Jeezy's new Seen It All: The Autobiography to bow in the No. 2 slot. It might sell around 90,000 or so.