Shawn Mendes’ fourth studio album ‘Wonder’ – kicked off by its title track and the Justin Bieber-assisted follow-up, ‘Monster’ – is certainly scaring off the competition, a feat industry analysts are sure will lead to a victory lap on next week’s Billboard 200.
Released December 4, ‘Wonder’ marvels as one of the season’s most highly anticipated Pop projects as it comes as the long-awaited follow-up to Mendes’ 2018 self-titled project. Like the latter LP, ‘Wonder’ is headed to chart battle with two Hot 100 top 20 hits to its credit.
Also like its predecessor, the latest Mendes effort has been supported by a juggernaut of promotional jaunts including a Netflix special, award show performances, and a slew of high profile appearances on late nite TV and more.
Look inside to see just what insiders believe will be the fruit of his labor:
Shawn Mendes’ ‘Wonder’
First Week Sales Prediction (SPS): 85k-95k units
Predicted Billboard 200 Debut: #1
If the numbers above ring true, they – despite being his lowest first-week album sales to date – should secure Shawn his fourth consecutive Billboard 200 chart-topper.
Though pacing to be the singer’s first LP to land less than a 6-figure sales mark its inaugural sales rung, a recently released deluxe edition should help provide the padding necessary to ensure such isn’t the case.
Click here to stream ‘Wonder: the Deluxe Edition.’