Though already reigning over the Hot 100 with her hit ‘Work,’ ‘Kiss It Better’ beauty Rihanna could be kissing the top spot of the Billboard 200 ‘hello’ yet again next week with its parent ‘Anti.’
Clocking what would be its third non-consecutive week atop the tally, the album – once predicted as doomed by critics and even some fans – is seeing new life breathed into it courtesy of the singer’s supporting tour of the same name and recently released singles ‘Kiss’ and ‘Needed Me.’
But, before her faithful #Navy toast to their leader’s pending “Rih-turn” to #1 there, the accomplishment may be accompanied by troubling news. Find out what we mean below:
“…Rihanna’s Anti could stage a return to the top slot, for a third nonconsecutive week at No. 1. The pop diva’s Anti has the edge in SEA and TEA…
Forecasters suggest Anti could sell around 10,000 to 15,000 in traditional album sales for the week, while the rest of its total units will be comprised of SEA and TEA.”
If Rihanna does best the equivalent album sales of the week’s other frontrunner for the top, Sturgill Simpson, the singer – based on the prediction above – will break her own record for having the lowest one week sales of any #1 album in history.
Her previous claim to the title came courtesy of the 17,000 sold her second week at #1. Read more about that by clicking here.