Country star Jason Aldean is on course for his third straight No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry forecasters suggest his new effort, They Don’t Know, could earn around 135,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 15. (Perhaps 130,000 of that might be in traditional album sales.) The set was released on Sept. 9 through Broken Bow Records.
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 Oct. 1-dated Billboard 200 chart -- where Alden may debut at No. 1 -- is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Sept. 18.