While it earlier appeared Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next was set for a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, it now seems Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack will retake the throne on next week’s tally.
Industry forecasters suggest A Star Is Born could earn around 125,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 28. Meanwhile, Thank U may tally around 115,000 to 120,000 units.
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 March 9-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Star could return to No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, March 3.