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'A Star Is Born' Set for Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Quavo Aiming for No. 2

Plus: Ella Mai’s self-titled full-length debut set for top 10 debut.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack will likely snare a second week atop the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Meanwhile, Quavo’s debut solo set, Quavo Huncho, could zoom to No. 2 on the tally.

Prognosticators suggest A Star Is Born may earn around 125,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Oct. 18. That should be enough to keep the set at No. 1, following its chart-topping debut on the Oct. 20-dated list with 231,000 units earned in the week ending Oct. 4, according to Nielsen Music.

If A Star Is Born -- Gaga’s fifth No. 1 album -- holds at No. 1, it will give Lady Gaga her first chart-topper with more than one week at No. 1 since her first leader, Born This Way, topped the tally for two weeks in 2011.

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 Oct. 27-dated Billboard 200 chart (where A Star is Born may hold at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Oct. 21.

Meanwhile, Quavo’s debut solo album Quavo Huncho, could vault from No. 66 to possibly No. 2 after its first full chart tracking week. Sources estimate the Migos member’s album could earn around 100,000 units in the week ending Oct. 18.

Quavo Huncho bowed on the Oct. 20-dated chart at No. 66 with 11,000 units earned in the week ending Oct. 11 -- and only from a few hours of activity on Oct. 11. The set was released at 9 pm ET on Oct. 11 -- three hours before Nielsen Music’s tracking week ended. (Most albums are released at 12 am ET each Friday. Nielsen Music’s sales and streaming tracking week runs from Friday to Thursday.)

Elsewhere on next week’s Billboard 200, watch for rising star Ella Mai to debut in the top 10 with her debut full-length self-titled album. It may arrive with around 55,000 units earned. The set contains her breakthrough smash single “Boo’d Up” (which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100) and her new hit “Trip” (which rises 20-16 on the most recently published Hot 100, dated Oct. 20).


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