Industry forecasters suggest the Black Panther score album will likely debut in the top half of the Billboard 200 chart with around 8,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 22 (with perhaps 6,000 of that sum in traditional album sales). Meanwhile, Black Panther: The Album is aiming for a second week at No. 1, with perhaps 130,000 units earned.
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 March 3, 2018-dated Billboard 200 chart (where the Black Panther score will likely debut) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Feb. 25.