Lady Gaga’s Joanne album is on course for a big jump on next week’s Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Sources suggest the former No. 1 set could vault back into the top five, and possibly to No. 2, following Gaga’s halftime performance on the Super Bowl (Feb. 5).
Prognosticators suggest Joanne could earn over 70,000 units in the week ending Feb. 9 -- up from the 8,000 it scored in the frame ending Feb. 2 (according to Nielsen Music). On the latest Billboard 200 chart (dated Feb. 18, reflecting the Feb. 2-ending tracking week), Joanne slid 59-66.
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 Feb. 25, 2017-dated Billboard 200 chart -- where Joanne could zoom to No. 2 -- is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Feb. 12.