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Kane Brown’s new album Experiment is heading for No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Those in the know suggest the set, which was released on Nov. 9 via Zone 4/RCA Nashville, may earn over 130,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 15. If the set starts atop the list, it would mark both Brown’s first leader and the third country effort to reach No. 1 in 2018.
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 Nov. 24-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Experiment may debut at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Nov. 18.
Experiment is Brown’s second full-length studio album, following his self-titled set, which was released in 2016. The album peaked at No. 5 on the Oct. 28, 2017-dated tally, after it was reissued with bonus tracks. Brown previously notched entries with a pair of EPs: Chapter I (No. 9; April 4, 2016) and Closer (No. 40; Oct. 31, 2015).