Adele's titanic-selling "21" album is looking likely to return to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a 24th nonconsecutive week. While it's too early to tell just how much it will sell by week's end on Sunday, April 15, a figure in the range of 110,000 to 130,000 is possible.
The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, April 18.
If "21" returns to the top, it will mark the longest reign at No. 1 since Prince and the Revolution's "Purple Rain" soundtrack also spent 24 frames at the top in 1984 and 1985. Additionally, "21" would become one of only eight albums to rack six months atop the list.
"21" has now sold 8.64 million copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan and ranks as the 33rd biggest seller since the company began tracking sales in 1991. The largest-selling album in the SoundScan era is Metallica's "Metallica," released in 1991, which has moved 15.77 million.
In terms of albums that were released this week that are looking to debut in the top 10 next week, a pair of titles may pop into the region.
Monica's "New Life" and Bonnie Raitt's "Slipstream" are possible contenders for the top 10, with sales starts somewhere in the range of 60,000 and 50,000, respectively. Other titles looking to impact high on the tally include Prince Royce's "Phase II" and Counting Crows' "Underwater Sunshine."