Forty-five years after debuting on the Billboard 200 chart, James Taylor is set for his first No. 1 album. Industry forecasters suggest the singer/songwriter’s new studio effort, Before This World, could earn around 75,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 21. The album is his first studio set since 2002’s October Road.
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 new Billboard 200’s top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday, June 24.