Hillsong United Bound for Second Top 10 Album on Billboard 200

Hillsong United
Kyle Dean Reinford

Hillsong United photographed on May 9, 2015 at Central Park in New York City.

Hillsong United is on track to score its second top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Empires is on course for a top 10 debut next week. Industry forecasters suggest the set -- which was released on May 26 through Hillsong/Sparrow/Capitol Christian Music Group -- could shift around 50,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 1.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The chart's new top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday, June 3.

Empires is the latest release from the Hillsong Church brand, which has tallied 21 previous entries on the Billboard 200. (In addition to Hillsong United, the church has earned entries credited to Hillsong, as well as Hillsong Young & Free.) The one earlier top 10 for Hillsong came with 2013's Zion, from Hillsong United, which debuted and peaked at No. 5. 

Also on tap for top 10 debuts on next week's Billboard 200: A$AP Rocky's At.Long.Last.A$AP, which should open at No. 1 with over 125,000 units, and Boosie Badazz's Touch Down 2 Cause Hell, with perhaps 50,000.


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