Kendrick Lamar is on course to earn his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week with DAMN. The new set, which was released on April 14 through Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope Records, could earn around 475,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 20, according to industry forecasters.
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 May 6-dated Billboard 200 chart (where DAMN. could debut at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, April 23.