The Lumineers Set for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Cleopatra'

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The Lumineers are heading for their first No. 1 album, as Cleopatra is set to debut atop next week's Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the trio's second effort, which was released through Dualtone Records on April 8, could earn a little over 100,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 14.

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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 top 10 of the new April 30-dated Billboard 200 chart is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, April 17.

The Lumineers' self-titled debut album was released in 2012 and rose to No. 2 on the chart the following year. It has sold 1.7 million copies according to Nielsen Music, thanks in large part to the popularity of its hit single "Ho Hey" -- the track reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, spent 62 weeks on the chart and sold 5.1 million downloads. It also hit No. 1 on a range of song rankings, including Hot Rock Songs (18 weeks at No. 1), Adult Pop Songs airplay (eight weeks), Adult Alternative Songs (eight weeks) and Alternative Songs (two weeks).

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Cleopatra's lead single, "Ophelia," is in its sixth week at No. 1 on the Adult Alternative Songs (dated April 23), while climbing 8-6 on Alternative Songs and rising 9-8 on Hot Rock Songs.

Other albums aiming for high debuts on the new Billboard 200 include DeftonesGore (around 65,000 units with a possible No. 2 debut), Zakk Wylde's Book of Shadows II and Ben Harper & The Innocent CriminalsCall It What It Is (both around 20,000).


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