Kanye West’s new album, ye, is headed for a No. 1 on the Billboard 200, according to forecasts. The 7-track album is expected to sell over 175,000 equivalent album units in its first week.
It will be Kanye’s eighth chart-topping solo effort, and ninth overall, counting 2011’s joint album with JAY-Z, Watch the Throne. All of his albums have debuted at No. 1, except for his 2004 debut The College Dropout, which peaked at No. 2.