Reba McEntire Heading for Ninth Top 10 Album on Billboard 200 Chart
Country superstar Reba McEntire is heading for her ninth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the diva’s latest release, Love Somebody, could move more than 60,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 19. That could place it in the top 10 of the new Billboard 200 chart, which will be revealed on Wednesday, April 22.
Love Somebody is the first album release for Nash Icon Music, which signed McEntire to a recording deal last year. Nash Icon is a joint venture between Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus Media.
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).
McEntire’s last album, 2010’s All the Women I Am, debuted and peaked at No. 7 and sold 64,000 copies in its first week (according to Nielsen Music). She’s topped the list twice previously, in 2007 with Reba Duets, and 2009 with Keep On Loving You.
Love Somebody should also start at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart, giving the entertainer her 12th chart-topper on that list. Her first leader came back in 1986 with Whoever’s In New England.