Eminem is on track for his 10th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his latest effort, Music to Be Murdered By. Industry forecasters suggest the superstar’s new album is on course to launch atop next week’s tally (dated Feb. 1) with around 280,000 equivalent album units (or more) earned in the week ending Jan. 23.
Music to Be Murdered By was surprise-released on Jan. 17 via Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records. It’s Eminem’s first album since another surprise effort, Kamikaze, which was released in August 2018 and bowed at No. 1.
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 Feb. 1-dated Billboard 200 chart is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Jan. 26.