The Frozen II soundtrack and Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding are vying for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, according to industry forecasters. Those in the know suggest that the Frozen II album could earn between 65,000 and 80,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Dec. 5, while former No. 1 Hollywood’s Bleeding could finish the week with between 50,000 and 70,000 units.
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 Dec. 14-dated Billboard 200 chart (where either Frozen II or Hollywood’s Bleeding may end up No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Dec. 8.
On the most recent Billboard 200 chart (dated Dec. 7), the Frozen II soundtrack stormed up the list, rising 15-3 in its second week on the list. The set earned 79,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 28 (up a big 214%) according to Nielsen Music. That surge was owed in large part to buzz generated by the hit film’s premiere in movie theaters on Nov. 22.