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Future Set for Rare Chart Feat Next Week: Top Two Albums on Billboard 200
One week after debuting atop the Billboard 200 chart with his self-titled album (March 11-dated chart), Future is aiming to score a second straight No. 1 bow with HNDRXX, according to industry forecasters. That feat will be historic, as he’ll be the first act to achieve back-to-back No. 1 debuts in successive weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. But also impressive: Prognosticators suggest that not only will HNDRXX be No. 1, his self-titled set will only move down one rung to No. 2, giving him both the Nos. 1 and 2 albums of the week.
It’s a rare feat for an act to score both the Nos. 1 and 2 albums at the same time. The last act to do so was Prince, following his death last year, when, on the May 7-dated chart, he re-entered the list at No. 1 with The Very Best of Prince and at No. 2 with the Purple Rain soundtrack.
Before that, Nelly was the last act to manage the achievement, way back on Oct. 2, 2004, when he debuted at Nos. 1 and 2 with Suit and Sweat, respectively.
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.