Tory Lanez is also in the race for No. 1, while The Strokes are set for a high debut.
The Weeknd’s After Hours could capture a fourth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. If the set holds atop the list, it will mark the first album to spend its first four weeks at No. 1 since Drake’s Scorpion in 2018, and just the fifth set since 2018 to log at least four total weeks at No. 1.
Industry forecasters suggest that After Hours could earn 62,000 to 75,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 16.
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 April 25-dated Billboard 200 chart (where After Hours may log a fourth week at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s website on Sunday, April 19.