Ariana Grande is on track for her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Those in the know suggest her fourth studio effort, Sweetener, could bow atop the tally next week with over 200,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Aug. 23. The set was released on Aug. 17 via Republic Records.
Grande previously led the list with her debut set Yours Truly, in 2013, and its follow-up, My Everything, in 2014. Her third studio release, Dangerous Woman, debuted and peaked at No. 2 in 2016.
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 Sept. 1-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Sweetener may bow at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Aug. 26.