Matchbox Twenty Aiming for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200
Watch for Matchbox Twenty to nab its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, as its new "North" album is heading for the top. Industry prognosticators suggest the set could sell over 110,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Sept. 9.
The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 12.
"North" is the band's fourth studio album and first since 2002's "More Than You Think You Are" (No. 6). Since then, they issued the 2007 greatest hits collection "Exile On Mainstream" (which included a number of new tracks), which debuted and peaked at No. 3. The band hasn't gone any higher than No. 3 so far -- its 2000 effort "Mad Season" also topped out at No. 3.
Matchbox Twenty's current single, "She's So Mean," recently became the band's 13th top 10 on the Adult Pop Songs chart and currently sits at No. 8. On the Billboard Hot 100 this week, it rises 53-40, marking the act's ninth top 40 hit.
Also headed for a high entry next week on the Billboard 200 is Imagine Dragons' debut studio album "Night Visions" and Christian artist Lecrae's "Gravity."