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Halsey Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Hopeless Fountain Kingdom'

Halsey performs onstage during the WELCOME! - Fundraising Concert Benefiting the ACLU at the Staples Center on April 3, 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Halsey performs onstage during the WELCOME! - Fundraising Concert Benefiting the ACLU at the Staples Center on April 3, 2017 in Los Angeles. 

Halsey is on course for her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with her second full-length studio effort, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. Industry forecasters suggest the set, which was released June 2 through Astralwerks Records, may earn perhaps 110,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 8.

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 24-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Halsey is aiming for No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, June 11.

The new set follows Halsey’s full-length debut, Badlands, which bowed and peaked at No. 2 on the Sept. 19, 2015-dated chart with 115,000 units earned in its first week. According to Nielsen Music, the album has earned a total of 1.2 million units through June 1, of which 520,000 are in traditional album sales.

Hopeless Fountain Kingdom was ushered in by the hit single “Now or Never,” which is Halsey’s first top 40-charting single as a lead artist on the Billboard Hot 100. On the latest chart (dated June 17), the song maintains its bullet at No. 26 (its peak) for a second week. Halsey previously visited the Hot 100’s top 40 twice as a featured act: on The Chainsmokers’ smash “Closer,” which spent 12 weeks at No. 1 in 2016, and on Justin Bieber’s “The Feeling,” which hit No. 31 in 2015.

Other albums on course for high debuts on the Billboard 200 next week include Luke CombsThis One’s for You and Roger WatersIs This the Life We Really Want?