Kenny Chesney's 'Cosmic Hallelujah' Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Kenny Chesney
Allister Ann

Kenny Chesney

Country superstar Kenny Chesney is on track for his eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Sources say his latest release, Cosmic Hallelujah, could launch with over 80,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 3.

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 top 10 of the new Nov. 19-dated Billboard 200 chart -- where Chesney may bow at No. 1 -- is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Cosmic Hallelujah was released Oct. 28 through Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville. The album’s current single, “Setting the World on Fire,” featuring P!nk, peaked at No. 1 on both the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts.

Chesney has previously led the Billboard 200 with Life on a Rock (in 2013), Hemingway’s Whiskey (2010), Lucky Old Sun (2008), The Road and the Radio (2005), Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair (2005), When the Sun Goes Down (2004) and No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problems (2002).

Other albums heading for high debuts on the new Billboard 200 include Avenged Sevenfold’s The Stage (with perhaps 75,000 units), Jeezy’s Trap or Die 3 (70,000) and Meek Mill’s DC4 (40,000).


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