Kings of Leon Heading for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Walls'

David McClister
Kings Of Leon photographed on Aug. 17, 2016 at Citation Support in Nashville.

Kings of Leon is bound for its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Walls, according to industry forecasters. Sources suggest the album could earn around 70,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Oct. 20. The album was released Oct. 14 through RCA 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 Nov. 5-dated Billboard 200 chart -- where Kings of Leon could bow at No. 1 -- is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Kings of Leon has previously gone as high as No. 2 on the Billboard 200, twice, with Mechanical Bull (in 2013) and Come Around Sundown (2010). The act’s breakthrough album, Only by the Night -- which featured hit songs like “Use Somebody” and “Sex on Fire” -- peaked at No. 4 in 2009.

Other albums heading for sizable debuts on next week’s Billboard 200 chart include The Game’s 1992 (around 25,000 units) and JoJo’s Mad Love (around 20,000 to 25,000 units).


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