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Maroon 5 On Course for Second No. 1 Album

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The pop band's new 'V' will likely debut atop next week's Billboard 200.

Maroon 5 are set for their second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as the group's fifth studio effort -- appropriately titled V -- should debut atop the list next week.

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The Billboard 200's new top 10 will be revealed Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Industry sources forecast the set -- which was released on Sept. 2 -- could sell upward of 150,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 7. That should be enough to secure a No. 1 album for the Adam Levine-led group, which first topped the chart in 2007 with their second album, It Won't Be Soon Before Long.

The group's first release, Songs About Jane, topped out at No. 6 in 2004, while their third and fourth albums debuted and peaked at No. 2 (Hands All Over in 2010 and Overexposed in 2012).

The new album's first single, "Maps," peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 dated Aug. 9, and has reached No. 4 on the Pop Songs airplay tally. On the latter list, it's Maroon 5's sixth consecutive top five hit, stretching back to 2011's No. 1 "Moves Like Jagger."

Elsewhere on next week's Billboard 200, watch for rapper Jeezy's new Seen It All: The Autobiography to bow in the No. 2 slot. It might sell around 90,000 or so.