Drake’s Scorpion is set to sizzle at No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart, according to industry forecasters.
Those in the know suggest his latest effort could debut atop the list with over 700,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending July 5. That would mark the biggest week for an album in 2018 and the largest for any set since Taylor Swift’s reputation. debuted at No. 1 on the Dec. 2, 2017-dated list with 1.238 million units, according to Nielsen Music. Currently, the biggest week of 2018 belongs to Post Malone's beerbongs & bentleys, which debuted at No. 1 with 461,000 units on the chart dated May 12.
Scorpion was released on June 29 via Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records. If the set opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, it will grant Drake his eighth total and consecutive leader on the tally. All seven of his previous full-length albums debuted at No. 1.