Adam Lambert Aiming for Third Top 10 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

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Zoey Grossman

Adam Lambert photographed at Bar Marmont in West Hollywood, Calif. on May 8, 2015.

Adam Lambert is on track to score his third top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week with The Original High. Industry forecasters suggest the album, which was released June 16 on Warner Bros. Records, could move around 35,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 21.

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 25.

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The Original High is Lambert’s first album for Warner Bros. after departing RCA Records, where he logged his two earlier top 10s: His For Your Entertainment debut in 2009 (No. 3 debut and peak) and its follow-up, the No. 1-bowing Trespassing in 2012.

Meanwhile, veteran singer/songwriter James Taylor is heading for his first No. 1 album on next week’s chart, as his Before This World could debut with around 75,000 units. Taylor has previously logged 11 top 10 albums in his 45-year chart career.

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Other albums on course for significant debuts include Hilary Duff’s Breathe In. Breathe Out. and Nate RuessGrand Romantic (both with around 25,000).


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