Taylor Swift's '1989' Going for 11th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart
Taylor Swift's blockbuster 1989 album is heading for an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart -- tying Swift's own Fearless for the diva's longest-running No. 1 set.
Industry forecasters suggest 1989 may move around 95,000-100,000 album equivalent units in the week ending Feb. 8, which should keep the set at No. 1 for an 11th nonconsecutive frame.
The top 10 of the new Billboard 200 chart -- which ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption -- will be revealed on Wednesday, Feb. 11.
If 1989 clocks another week at No. 1, it will match the chart-topping run of Swift's Fearless, which ruled for 11 weeks in 2008 and 2009.
Swift is only the second woman in the history of the Billboard 200 chart to earn two albums with at least 10 weeks at No. 1. Whitney Houston was the first, and she managed the feat three times: with her self-titled debut (14 weeks in 1986), her second album, Whitney (11 weeks in 1987) and The Bodyguard soundtrack (20 weeks in 1992 and 1993).
Next week's highest new entry will likely come from the long-running Now That's What I Call Music! series. Sources project Now 53 to debut in the top three with between 85,000-90,000 album equivalent units.
Other albums heading for a possible top 10 debut: Fifth Harmony's first full-length album, Reflection (75,000 or so), Diana Krall's Wallflower (40,000-45,000) and Bob Dylan's Shadows In the Night (40,000-45,000).