All Time Low Set for All-Time High on the Charts
Industry forecasters suggest the group’s new Future Hearts album could sell more than 65,000 copies in the week ending April 12 -- earning the band its best sales week ever.
The set’s overall equivalent album unit total should surpass 70,000. That latter figure could place the Hopeless Records release at a career-high No. 2 on the Billboard 200, when its new top 10 is revealed Wednesday, April 15.
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).
All Time Low’s previous best sales week came when 2009’s Nothing Personal debuted and peaked at No. 4 with 63,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen Music. That No. 4 rank was the highest chart placing for the group, which has since logged two further top 10s with 2011’s Dirty Work (peaking at No. 6) and 2012’s Don’t Panic (No. 6).
Ahead of All Time Low on next week’s Billboard 200 chart will likely be the Furious 7 soundtrack. The multi-artist album should move over 85,000 in overall units (maybe even more) and should easily jump to No. 1. It’s currently No. 2 on the list dated April 18, after vaulting from No. 15 the previous week.
If Furious 7 hits No. 1 on the Billboard 200, it will mark the fourth No. 1 soundtrack in the past year. It would follow Frozen (which ruled for 13 nonconsecutive weeks from Jan. 18, 2014, through May 17), Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (Aug. 23-30, 2014) and the Empire TV soundtrack (March 28, 2015).
The Furious 7 album is driven in part by its hit single “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa, featuring Charlie Puth. It was the best-selling song in the week ending April 5 (168,000 downloads; up 488 percent) and its sales are expected to rise dramatically in the week ending April 12.