'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Soundtrack Set for Top 10 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart
The Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again film soundtrack is dancing its way to the top 10 next week on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters.
Those in the know suggest the ABBA-inspired set could earn around 40,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending July 26 — up over 100 percent as compared to its debut a week earlier, when it entered at No. 20 with 19,000 units earned (according to Nielsen Music).
The set is basking in the glow of the hit movie’s release in theaters on July 20, the first day of the tracking week reflected in the upcoming 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 Aug. 4-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again will probably jump into the top 10) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, July 29.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is the sequel to the 2008 movie Mamma Mia!, which saw its soundtrack reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The set topped the tally dated Aug. 23, 2008 and has sold 2.1 million copies through July 19.
Meanwhile, elsewhere on the Aug. 4-dated Billboard 200, watch for Drake’s Scorpion to log a fourth straight week at No. 1 with perhaps 180,000 units earned. It’s likely the Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again soundtrack will be the only new visitor to the top 10, as the rest of the region will be made up of holdovers or returning titles.