Adele’s 25, which won the Grammy Award for album of the year on Feb. 12, is heading for a return to the top 10 on next week’s Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the former No. 1 set could earn around 45,000 units in the week ending Feb. 16. (In the week ending Feb. 9, it earned 20,000 units according to Nielsen Music.)
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 March 4, 2017-dated Billboard 200 chart — which may boast a return by 25 — is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Feb. 19.
Adele won all five Grammy Awards she was nominated for at the ceremony. She won the final award of the night, album of the year, and gave an emotional acceptance speech where she said she “couldn’t possibly accept” the award. (25 was nominated alongside Justin Bieber’s Purpose, Beyoncé’s Lemonade, Drake’s Views and Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.) Adele said, “My artist of my life is Beyoncé. And this album for me, the Lemonade album, was just so monumental, Beyoncé. It was so monumental. And so well-thought out, and so beautiful and soul baring, and we all got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that. And all us artists here, we f—ing adore you. You are our light.”
As for Lemonade, it has a chance of returning to the top 10, as sources suggest it might earn around 40,000 units for the week (up from 13,000 in the week previous).
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