Florence + the Machine Set for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200
Florence + The Machine is heading for its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful."
Florence + The Machine is heading for its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the rock act’s third studio album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, may move 130,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 7. The set was released on June 2 through Republic Records.
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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 new Billboard 200’s top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday, June 10.
Florence + The Machine — led by Florence Welch — has visited the Billboard 200 four times previously. Their debut studio set, Lungs, peaked at No. 14 in 2010 and was followed by 2011’s Ceremonials, which debuted and peaked at No. 6. In addition, the act scored entries with Lungs: The B-Sides (EP) (No. 113 in 2011) and MTV Unplugged (No. 51 in 2012).
Other notable new albums heading for significant debuts on next week’s Billboard 200 chart include Jason Derulo’s Everything Is 4 (35,000 units), Lil Durk’s Remember My Name (30,000) and Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard’s Django and Jimmy (30,000).