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. 12-dated Billboard 200 chart -- where Lady Gaga may bow at No. 1 -- is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Oct. 30. (As for the Nov. 5-dated chart, where Kings of Leon are expected to debut atop the list, its top 10 is due to be announced in the afternoon of Oct. 23.)
Lady Gaga previously topped the Billboard 200 with her collaborative Tony Bennett album Cheek to Cheek, along with her solo efforts ARTPOP and Born This Way.
The likely second-highest debut on the chart will be Michael Buble’s Nobody But Me, with over 80,000 units.