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Bryson Tiller Aiming for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart With 'True to Self'

Bryson Tiller
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Bryson Tiller

Bryson Tiller is aiming for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his second studio release, True to Self, according to industry forecasters. Sources suggest the set could launch atop the list with perhaps 100,000 to 110,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending June 1.

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 June 17-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Tiller could bow at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, June 4.

True to Self was surprise-released on May 26, a month earlier than its expected June 23 street date. The album was issued via TrapSoul/RCA Records and is the follow-up to the singer/songwriter’s debut effort, Trapsoul. The latter set peaked at No. 8 on the chart in January of 2016, and helped Tiller finish the year as Billboard’s top new artist.

Other albums on course for next week’s top 10 include The Beatles’ reissue of its former No. 1, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Lil Yachty’s debut studio effort, Teenage Emotions. The former may earn around 60,000 units to re-enter the top 10, while the latter could bow in the region with between 40,000 to 50,000 units.