Tory Lanez's 'Memories Don't Die' Aiming for Top 5 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

Tory Lanez

Tory Lanez

Tory Lanez is on course for his second top five album on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. The singer-rapper’s second full-length studio effort, Memories Don’t Die, could launch on next week's chart with over 40,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 8.

The Billboard 200 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 March 17, 2018-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Lanez will likely bow in the top five) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, March 11.

Memories Don’t Die follows Lanez’s debut effort, I Told You, which bowed and peaked at No. 4 on the Sept. 10, 2016, list with 52,000 units earned in its first week, according to Nielsen Music. I Told You has earned 538,000 units through March 1, of which 95,000 are in traditional album sales. The set’s songs have collected 528 million on-demand audio streams. The album houses the top 10 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs hits “Say It” (peaking at No. 10) and “Luv” (No. 4).

The No. 1 slot next week will likely house Black Panther: The Album. The soundtrack to The Greatest Showman may climb back to No. 2.

The next-highest debut on the forthcoming Billboard 200 will likely come from rapper Tech N9ne, who could see his Planet album arrive in the top 15 with perhaps 20,000 units.


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