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.