Lecrae vs. Jhene Aiko for No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200

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Rapper Lecrae is battling R&B singer Jhene Aiko for the top slot on the albums chart.

Grammy-winning rapper Lecrae and rising R&B star Jhene Aiko are both on course for the No. 1 position on next week's Billboard 200 chart.

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Industry sources forecast the former's new album, Anomaly, to sell around 75,000 to 80,000 in the week ending Sept. 14. Aiko's latest, Souled Out, might shift around 70,000 to 75,000.

The Billboard 200's new top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Both Lecrae and Aiko have visited the Billboard 200's top 10 once previously: Lecrae did it with 2012's Gravity (No. 3) and Aiko sailed into the region with 2013's Sail Out EP (No. 8). Lecrae has also scored five No. 1 albums on the Gospel Albums chart, stretching back to 2008's Rebel.

Other albums heading for sizable debuts on the new Billboard 200 include Ryan Adams' self-titled album (40,000 or so), Lee Brice's I Don't Dance (40,000) and Dustin Lynch's Where It's At (35,000).