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Yelawolf Aiming for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

Yelawolf is aiming to debut in the top 10 of next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart with his second studio album, Love Story.

Industry sources forecast the set -- which was released April 21 -- to start with perhaps 50,000 units earned in the week ending April 26. It would mark Yelawolf’s highest-charting release and first top 10.

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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). The chart’s new top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday, April 29.

As for the No. 1 slot on the new chart, it appears that Alabama Shakes will debut atop the list with its Sound & Color. The effort, which would be the band’s first chart-topper, could move over 90,000 units.

The new top 10 will also likely house a number of albums basking in the glow of the Academy of Country Music Awards. The 50th annual event, which was broadcast on April 19, could push Sam Hunt’s Montevallo and Little Big Town’s Pain Killer into the top 10.