Chance the Rapper is aiming for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his latest release, The Big Day. Self-released by the artist on July 26, industry forecasters expect the album to top next week’s tally with perhaps more than 110,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 1.
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 Aug. 10-dated Billboard 200 chart (where The Big Day may start at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Aug. 4.
The Big Day is Chance the Rapper’s first studio album, after previously releasing three solo mixtapes (10 Day in 2012; Acid Rap, 2013; and Coloring Book, 2016). Chance made chart history in 2016 when Coloring Book debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 (dated June 4, 2016), becoming the first streaming-exclusive album to ever chart on the list.