Zac Brown Band, Machine Gun Kelly & Paramore Aiming for Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

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Danny Clinch

Zac Brown Band

Meanwhile, Harry Styles' self-titled album in on track for a No. 1 bow.

The Billboard 200 albums chart's top 10 next week is shaping up to be flush with new arrivals, as four albums are on track to debut in the region.

On the chart dated June 3 (reflecting the tracking week ending May 18), Harry Styles’ self-titled debut is looking to bow atop the list with around 240,000 equivalent album units earned, according to industry forecasters. The album was released on May 12 through Erskine/Columbia Records. Further, new efforts from Zac Brown Band, Machine Gun Kelly and Paramore are also heading for a debut in the top 10.

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 June 3-dated Billboard 200 chart is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, May 21.

Zac Brown Band’s new Welcome Home album is on course for a start of perhaps around 140,000 to 150,000 units, and a bow at No. 2. If the album debuts as expected, it will earn the group its fifth top 10 effort, following Jekyll + Hyde (No. 1 in 2015), Uncaged (No. 1; 2012), You Get What You Give (No. 1; 2010) and The Foundation (No. 9; 2010).

Paramore’s After Laughter is bound for the top 10 as well, with around 55,000 units. The band’s last release, 2013’s self-titled album, debuted at No. 1 with 106,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen Music.

The fourth and likely final debut in the top 10 may come from Machine Gun Kelly’s Bloom, with around 55,000 units. The set would mark the rapper’s third consecutive top 10 effort, following General Admission (No. 4 in 2015) and Lace Up (No. 4; 2012).


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