Ariana Grande is expected to once again hold the Billboard throne with thank u, next in the latest charts update.
That's the word if current projections, released Wednesday by Hits Daily Double, hold. Grande's extremely prompt Sweetener followup is predicted to be at No. 1 (60-65,000 in total activity) on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with Juice WRLD's pop punk-inspired Death Race for Love at No. 2 (58-63,000).
Fresh releases from Logic, Rich the Kid, and newly paparazzo-hungry Nav are also projected to make strong first week landings. Logic's Supermarket soundtrack is estimated at No. 10 with 27-30,000 in total activity. Rich the Kid's The World Is Yours 2, the promotion for which saw Rich claiming an end to his previous beef with Lil Uzi Vert, is on course for a No. 4 debut with 38-43,000.
Bad Habits, the unfortunately Uziless follow-up to Nav's 2018 debut Reckless, is projected to stand tall among this week's new releases by opening at No. 3 with 52-57,000 in total activity. As Nav recently outlined in a must-read Pitchfork interview, success with Bad Habits could remedy something that's been frustrating him recently: not enough paparazzo eyes.
Specifically, Nav expressed disapproval of how he’s treated outside the Delilah restaurant in West Hollywood. "I'm still not there, because when I walk out of fucking Delilah in L.A. and TMZ will be standing out there with cameras and not even take a picture of me, I get sick," Nav, who views fame as "a good problem to have," said.