Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Album Headed for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

Grande seems set for her fourth chief on the checklist, and second chart-topper since September.

Ariana Grande is aiming for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart together with her newest studio album, Thank U, Next, in response to trade prognosticators.

Early forecasts counsel that the set, launched Friday (Feb. eight) on Republic Records, might begin with between 280,000 and 300,000 equal album items earned within the week ending Feb. 23, of which 90,000 to 100,000 needs to be in album gross sales.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most well-liked albums of the week based mostly on multi-metric consumption, which incorporates conventional album gross sales, observe equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The high 10 of the Feb. 23-dated Billboard 200 chart -- the place Next is prone to launch at No. 1 -- is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard's web sites on Sunday, Feb. 17.

The bow will doubtless set the one-week streaming document for an album by a girl, beating Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy. That premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 dated April 21, 2018, with 255,000 equal album items general, with 135,000 of that complete in SEA items, translating to 202.6 million streams of the tracks on the album throughout its debut body.

Grande is in line to earn her fourth Billboard 200 No. 1 complete and second in lower than six months, after Sweetener began atop the Sept. 1-dated tally. She beforehand reigned with My Everything in 2014 and her debut album, Yours Truly, in 2013.

Next has to date produced two No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, Grande's first leaders on the survey, each of which debuted on high: the title observe (for seven weeks starting in November) and "7 Rings" (which has led for its first two weeks). The video for the brand new LP's newest single, "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored," arrived Friday (Feb. eight), concurrent with the album's launch, and may soar onto subsequent week's Hot 100 (dated Feb. 23) after its first full week of monitoring.

Ahead of Grande's anticipated entrance, the latest Billboard 200, dated Feb. 16, finds A Boogie Wit da Hoodie's Hoodie SZN again at No. 1, as introduced earlier right this moment (Feb. 10).

Additional reporting by Gary Trust.

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