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G-Eazy & Jeezy Aiming for Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

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G-Eazy poses during a photo shoot in Sydney.

Rappers G-Eazy and Jeezy are looking to bow in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, according to industry prognosticators. Sources suggest G-Eazy’s new The Beautiful & Damned may launch at No. 2 on the list with perhaps 130,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Dec. 21, while Jeezy’s Pressure could bow in the top 10 with around 60,000 units. The albums were released on Dec. 15 through RVG/BPG/RCA Records and YJ/Def Jam Recordings, respectively.

Both albums will trail Eminem’s new Revival, which is expected to bow at No. 1 with perhaps 250,000 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 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.

If G-Eazy starts in the top 10, it will grant the artist his third top 10-charting effort, following When It’s Dark Out (No. 5 in 2015) and These Things Happen (No. 3 in 2014). As for Jeezy, he’s tallied eight top 10 sets so far, including a trio of No. 1s.