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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack is aiming for No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart. The set, which was released on Oct. 5 via Interscope Records, could launch with perhaps 200,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 11, according to industry forecasters.
If A Star Is Born opens atop the tally, it would mark the third soundtrack to top the list in 2018, following Black Panther: The Album and The Greatest Showman. Further, it would garner Lady Gaga her fifth No. 1 and Cooper his first.
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 Oct. 20-dated Billboard 200 chart (where A Star Is Born may debut at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Oct. 14.