Chart Beat

Future's 'HNDRXX' Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Future performs on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Feb. 21, 2017.
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Future performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Feb. 21, 2017. 

As previously reported, Future is aiming for a historic feat: back-to-back No. 1 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his new HNDRXX set is likely to replace his own-self titled release atop the tally next week.

Industry forecasters suggest the new HNDRXX, which was released on Feb. 24 through A-1/Freebandz/Epic Records, could earn between 110,000 and 130,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 2.

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 March 18, 2017-dated Billboard 200 chart (where HNDRXX may debut at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, March 5.

If HNDRXX bows at No. 1, it will land Future his fifth consecutive leader on the list, following Future, Evol, What a Time to Be Alive (with Drake) and DS2.

As for the rest of the big debuts in next week’s top 10, watch for Little Big Town to notch the second-highest new entry with the group’s The Breaker. It may launch with around 50,000 units. John Mayer’s new The Search for Everything: Wave Two EP may bow with 35,000 units.