Drake’s Scorpion should easily hold on to the top slot of the Billboard 200 albums chart for a third week, according to industry forecasters. Those in the know suggest his album could earn around 270,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 19.
Scorpion debuted atop the list with 732,000 units earned in its first week, according to Nielsen Music. It held steady for a second frame at No. 1, with 335,000 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 July 28-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Drake will likely stand steady at No. 1 for a third week) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, July 22.
Meanwhile, the highest debut on the new chart should come from Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers 2, which could bow at No. 2 with over 80,000 units. If the album arrives as expected, it will garner the artist his fifth top 10 effort, following Khalifa (No. 6 in 2016), Blacc Hollywood (No. 1, 2014), O.N.I.F.C. (No. 2, 2012) and Rolling Papers (No. 2, 2011).
Rolling Papers 2 will likely be the only debut in the top 10. Outside the region, watch for new arrivals like Between the Buried and Me’s Automata II, Slightly Stoopid’s Everyday Life, Everyday People and Kidz Bop Kids’ Kidz Bop 38.