Arcade Fire Set For Third Straight #1 Album

Arcade Fire is on course for its third consecutive #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Sources suggest that the band’s Everything Now might earn around 95,000 equivalent album units in the week ending 8/3. The album — which was released 7/28 through Columbia Records — should easily top the tally dated 8/19 and will likely be the only album to debut inside the top 10.

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 new 8/19-dated Billboard 200 chart is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, 8/6.

Arcade Fire previously led the Billboard 200 with its last two efforts: Reflektor (in 2013) and The Suburbs (in 2010).

If Arcade Fire starts at #1, it will mark just the second rock album to lead the Billboard 200 in 2017. Earlier in the year, Linkin Park topped the tally with One More Light.

Following Arcade Fire on next week’s chart will likely be Kendrick Lamar’s former #1 DAMN., which might rise from #5 to #2. Meek Mill’s Wins And Losses, which arrived at #3 on the 8/12-dated list, could hold at #3 for its second chart week (with over 30,000 units). Meanwhile, Lana Del Rey’s Lust For Life and Tyler, The Creator’s Flower Boy (which started at #1 and #2, respectively, on the 8/12 chart) could fall out of the top 10 in their second week. Both could earn a little over 20,000 units for the week (down from their respective starts of 107,000 and 106,000 units).

This article originally appeared on Billboard.

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