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Future Set for Rare Chart Feat Next Week: Top Two Albums on Billboard 200

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Future attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 28, 2016 in New York City.

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.