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Foo Fighters Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart With 'Concrete and Gold'

Foo Fighters
Brantley Gutierrez

Foo Fighters

Rock band Foo Fighters is on course for its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Sources suggest the group’s latest release, Concrete and Gold, could earn over 120,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 21, enabling the set’s likely debut atop the chart next week. The set was released on Sept. 15 through Roswell/RCA Records.

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 Oct. 7-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Foo Fighters will debut) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Sept. 24.

Foo Fighters previously topped the chart in 2011 with Wasting Light, and has collected a total of seven top 10 efforts. The band was last in the top 10 with the Sonic Highways soundtrack in 2014. The set, which was a companion piece to the HBO documentary series of the same name, debuted and peaked at No. 2.  

Other albums aiming for high debuts on next week’s Billboard 200 chart include Prophets of Rage’s self-titled debut album (with perhaps 20,000 units) and Nothing More’s The Stories We Tell Ourselves (20,000).