Trey Songz Heading for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

Trey Songz Heading for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

R&B singer Trey Songz is aiming for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. His new "Chapter V" is on course to sell between 110,000 to 130,000 copies by week's end on Aug. 26 -- enough to secure the top slot next week.

The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Aug. 29.


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Songz has notched four top 20 albums on the tally, including "Ready" (No. 3 in 2009) and "Passion, Pain & Pleasure" (No. 2 in 2010). The latter was beaten to the No. 1 slot by 1,000 copies, when Linkin Park's "A Thousand Suns" opened in the penthouse with 241,000 (according to Nielsen SoundScan).

Other albums in the hunt for a high debut next week include DJ Khaled's "Kiss the Ring," Owl City's "The Midsummer Station" and Tenth Avenue North's "The Struggle."

Khaled's "Kiss the Ring" may sell around 40,000 while Owl City's latest could move 25,000 or so. Christian act Tenth Avenue North may bring in around 25,000 as well.