Weezer’s “Teal” Album Aiming for Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

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Weezer will be on track to notch the ninth top 10 album in the Billboard 200 graph, according to industry forecasters, with the rock band latest self-titled release, also called the Teal Album .

Prognosticators suggest the all-covers, surprise -released set should vault in to the top 10 on next week’ s chart with close to 35,000 equivalent project units earned in the 7 days ending Jan. 31– its first full 7 days of chart tracking exercise. The album debuted in No . 47 on the February. 2-dated chart, after just one day of activity, because it dropped without warning on January. 24, the final day of the chart’ s tracking 7 days (which ended on January. 24).

The particular Billboard 200 chart rates the most popular albums of the 7 days based on  multi-metric usage, which includes traditional album product sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent cds (SEA). The top 10 associated with the  Feb. 9-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Teal Album could jump to the top 10) is planned to be revealed on  Billboard ’ s i9000 websites on  Sunday, February. 3.

Teal Album includes Weezer’s include of Toto’s “Africa,” which usually became  an unexpected  strike last year after the band was inspired to redo the particular track carrying out a viral fan campaign. Toto’s “Africa” arrived at No . 1 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1983 with no. 5 on the Adult Contemporary airplay chart. Weezer’ s redux climbed in order to No . 51 on the Awesome 100 and No. 5 in the Scorching Rock Songs chart, and became popular across multiple airplay graphs: No .1 on Alternative Tunes, No . 3 upon Grownup Pop Songs, Number 19 on Adult Modern and No. 26 on Pop Music.

The particular Teal set is curved out by nine more covers, six of which initially hit No . 1 in the Hot 100: Tears for Anxieties ’ “Everyone wants to Rule the World,” Eurythmics ’ “Special Dreams (Are Made of This), ” Take on Me,” The particular Turtles’ “Happy Together, ”TLC’s “Simply no Scrubs” and Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.”

Fun fact: if Weezer’ s new self-titled arranged reaches the top 10, it can mark the fourth self-titled work from the band to reach the location. It would follow 2016’ s  Weezer   (White Album) , 2008’ s  Weezer   (Red Album) , 2001’ s  Weezer   (Green Album ). The band’s first self-titled album, launched in 1994 (referred in order to as The particular Blue Album ), peaked at No. sixteen in 1995.

The band could rating another top 10 in just a couple weeks, with yet another self-titled established, as Weezer (Black Album) , arrives out on March 1 .

Elsewhere on following week’ s Billboard two hundred chart, watch for Backstreet Boys’ GENETICS   to open with No. 1, marking the particular group’s first No. one since 2000. As earlier reported , forecasters anticipate the set to start with more than 200,000 units gained in the week ending January. 31.