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Eminem’s new album Revival is on course for a No. 1 debut on next week’s Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Those in the know suggest the set -- which was released on Dec. 15 through Web/Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records -- may earn around 250,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 21.
If Revival tops the list, it will mark Eminem’s eighth consecutive, and total, No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
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 Jan. 3-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Eminem will likely bow at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Dec. 24.