"Black Panther: The Album" is looking like it's heading back to the number one position.
Black Panther: The Album is probably one of the strongest projects to drop so far in 2018. With Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment's curation, the project featured new music from artists like ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz and Jay Rock as well as newcomers such as SOB x RBE and more. The album, along with the film, did extremely well both critically and commercially. It held the top spot on the Billboard 200 for two weeks before being overthrown by Bon Jovi last week but, it looks like it might be heading back to reclaim the top spot.
According to Billboard, Black Panther: The Album is gearing up for a third week at the top of the Billboard album charts. The project is expected to move the equivalent of 80K units this week which they say "should be enough for it to step back to the top slot for at third nonconsecutive week." As of right now, the album has produced two songs that are sitting on the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 with "All The Stars" by Kendrick Lamar and SZA sitting at number 10 and Jay Rock's "King's Dead" with Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake holding the number 28 spot.
In addition to Black Panther: The Album, they also say Tory Lanez' sophomore release, Memories Don't Die is expected to the the top 10 on the Billboard 200 with an expected 40K units moved within the first week. This falls roughly 12K short of the numbers he did with his debut album, I Told You which peaked at number 4 on the Billboard 200.