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Metro Boomin's 'Not All Heroes Wear Capes' Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

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Metro Boomin attends the Dior Homme Menswear Fall/Winter 2018-2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on Jan. 20, 2018 in Paris.  

Metro Boomin could earn his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, as industry forecasters suggest his new guest-laden release, Not All Heroes Wear Capes, may debut atop the tally. Forecasters predict the set could launch with around 90,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 8. Most of that sum will be driven by streaming activity.

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 Nov. 17-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Capes could debut at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Metro Boomin has previously visited the top 10 twice previously, with Double or Nothing, with Big Sean (No. 6; Dec. 20, 2017) and Without Warning, with 21 Savage and Offset (No. 4; Nov. 18, 2017). The new album features guests ranging from Gucci Mane and Travis Scott to Young Thug and Offset.

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack could hold at No. 2 for a second week, with around 80,000 units earned.

Aiming for a possible top 10 arrival is Takeoff’s solo debut album, The Last Rocket. It may start with around 50,000 units (like Metro Boomin’s album, The Last Rocket will likely be driven by streaming activity).

Barbra Streisand’s new studio album Walls is flirting with a top 10 debut, as it may bow with perhaps 30,000 to 35,000 units.