Drake’s Scorpion album should easily secure a second straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, according to industry forecasters. Prognosticators suggest the set will earn over 300,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 12. The album bowed atop the list dated July 14 with 732,000 units earned in the week ending July 5 — the largest week for an album in 2018.
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 July 21-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Drake will likely hold at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, July 15.
If Scorpion secures a second week frame of over 300,000 units, it will log the biggest second week for an album in over two years. The last set to log more than 300,000 units in its second stanza was Drake’s own Views, which earned 313,000 units in its second stanza at No. 1 on the May 28, 2016-dated chart. The previous week, the album blew in with 1.04 million units.