After a week where nothing debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, it appears four titles could bow in the region on next week’s tally. On the Feb. 15-dated chart, where Lil Wayne’s Funeral is expected to open at No. 1, he may be joined by arrivals in the top 10 from Russ’ Shake the Snow Globe, Kesha’s High Road and Louis Tomlinson’s Walls.
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. 15-dated Billboard 200 chart is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Feb. 9.
Industry forecasters estimate Funeral could start with between 115,000 and 130,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 6, with over 30,000 of that sum in album sales.