An unlikely battle is brewing for the No. 1 slot on the next Billboard 200 albums chart. Sturgill Simpson’s new A Sailor’s Guide to Earth and Rihanna’s Anti are both eyeing the top of the tally, as industry forecasters suggest both sets could earn somewhere around 45,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 21.
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 May 7-dated Billboard 200 chart is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, April 24.