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The 1975 is aiming for its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week, with its latest release, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It. The album, released on Feb. 26 through Dirty Hit/Interscope Records, could earn around 100,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 3, according to industry forecasters.
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 top 10 of the new March 19-dated Billboard 200 chart (where The 1975 is heading for No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, March 6.