Travis Scott is on course for his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Prognosticators suggest his new effort, Astroworld, should launch atop next week’s chart with perhaps 450,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Aug. 9. It will likely push aside Drake’s Scorpion, which has spent its first five weeks at No. 1.
Scott's amusement park-themed new album has done robust business on streaming services, and is also selling well thanks to an array of Astroworld-inspired merchandise/album bundles sold via Scott’s official website.
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 Aug. 18-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Astroworld will likely debut at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Aug. 12.