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 Dec. 9-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Swift should hold at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Nov. 26.
Country couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will likely be the only debuting title in next week’s top 10, as their collaborative album, The Rest of Our Life, should start at No. 2. The set — which was released on Nov. 17 through McGraw Music/Arista Nashville — might launch with over 120,000 equivalent album units. If the album starts as expected, it will grant McGraw his 18th top 10 effort (and highest charting since 2013’s No. 2-peaking Two Lanes of Freedom) and Hill her fifth top 10 (and highest charting since 2005’s No. 1 Fireflies).
McGraw and Hill’s album has launched a pair of hit singles on the Hot Country Songs chart: “Speak to a Girl” (No. 6) and the set’s title track (No. 25).