The R&B singer’s latest effort, released Jan. 27 on Motown Records, has a chance of starting in the lower half of the top 10, with perhaps 35,000-40,000 units earned in the week ending Feb. 1 (according to industry forecasters). It would mark the entertainer’s sixth consecutive top 10 album (his entirety of releases).
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the week’s most popular albums based on their overall consumption. That overall unit figure combines pure album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
The new Billboard 200’s top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday, Feb. 4.
Other albums heading for a high debut on next week’s chart (just not in the top 10) include Bethel Music‘s We Will Not Be Shaken, Papa Roach‘s F.E.A.R., George Ezra‘s Wanted on Voyage and Charlie Wilson‘s Forever Charlie.