Also aiming for a top 10 debut: 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin's surprise album and Chris Brown's 'Heartbreak on a Full Moon.'
Kelly Clarkson is on course for her eighth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart with her latest release, Meaning of Life. Industry forecasters suggest her new set — which was released on Oct. 27 through Atlantic Records — could launch with perhaps 75,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 2. The album will likely debut at No. 2 behind the also-arriving Kenny Chesney at No. 1, with his new album, Live in No Shoes Nation. The latter set could start with over 200,000 units.
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 Nov. 18-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Chesney could debut at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Nov. 5.
Meaning of Life is Clarkson’s debut album for Atlantic Records, after spending her entire career with RCA Records. If Meaning of Life launches in the top 10, it will secure Clarkson her eighth top 10 effort. She previously visited the region with her last studio effort, Piece by Piece (No. 1 in 2015), the Christmas album Wrapped in Red (No. 3, 2013), Stronger (No. 2, 2011), All I Ever Wanted (No. 1, 2009), My December (No. 2, 2007), Breakaway (No. 3, 2004) and her debut album, Thankful (No. 1, 2003).