Country duo Florida Georgia Line is set for their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as the act’s new release, Anything Goes, should easily open atop the list next week. Industry forecasters say the album, which was released on Oct. 14 through Republic Nashville Records, could sell over 190,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 19 — logging the pair’s best sales week ever.
The new Billboard 200’s top 10 will be revealed on Oct. 22.
Anything Goes follows their breakthrough debut full-length album, Here’s to the Good Times, released back in 2012. It peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart. The album has sold 2.1 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and generated the crossover hit singles “Cruise” and “This Is How We Roll.” The former reached No. 4 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart and rules as the highest-selling digital country song ever, with 7 million downloads sold.
Other albums on course for high debuts on the chart include Bob Seger‘s Ride Out (50,000), You+Me‘s Rose Ave. (45,000) and Hoodie Allen‘s People Keep Talking (30,000). U2‘s Songs of Innocence — which went on sale this week (Oct. 14) following five weeks of exclusivity as a free album download through Apple’s iTunes Store — may sell around 25,000 copies.