Jay-Z Heading for Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart
"Magna Carta Holy Grail" should top Sara Bareilles' new "The Blessed Unrest."
Next week, Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" should become the first rap album in nearly two years to spend two weeks at No. 1.
While it's too early to tell just how much "Magna Carta" will sell in its second week, industry sources suggest that none of this week's new releases will pose a threat to Jay-Z.
The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, July 24.
The last rap album to rack up two weeks at No. 1 was Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV," which led the Billboard 200 for two weeks on the charts dated Sept. 17 and Sept. 24, 2011.
Jay-Z will likely block an arriving Sara Bareilles from the top slot next week, as the latter could debut at No. 2 with her new "The Blessed Unrest." The album might sell around 65,000 copies through the tracking week that ends on Sunday, July 21.
Bareilles' last full-length studio album, 2010's "Kaleidoscope Heart," debuted at No. 1 with a start of 90,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Other albums heading for sizable bows next week include the new "Kidz Bop 24" set, Cody Simpson's "Surfers Paradise" and Ace Hood's "Trials & Tribulations."