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Mumford & Sons are on track for their third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. According to industry forecasters, the band’s latest studio album, Delta, could launch atop the list with perhaps 220,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 22. The set was released on Nov. 9 via Gentlemen of the Road/Glassnote Records, as is the group’s first new studio set in more than three years.
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 Dec. 1-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Delta may bow at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Nov. 25.
Delta is Mumford & Sons’ fourth studio album, and first since Wilder Mind opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated May 23, 2015. Wilder Mind launched with 249,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 231,000 were in album sales.