Can I get a witness?

Can I get a witness?

The drought is over! Halsey’s new album hopeless fountain kingdom hit No. 1 this week, making her the first woman in 2017 to top the Billboard 200. Next up? Katy Perry! Industry forecasters predict the pop star will take the top spot next week with some fairly big numbers.

According to Hits Daily Double, Perry will open with 180-195K sales plus streaming (or 160-175K in traditional album sales). Considering the record didn’t produce a bonafide hit (there is no “Roar” and you know it), the sales are actually astounding.

HDD has their predictions for next week’s Top 20 which you can see here.

It appears Perry’s overexposure tactics have pulled through. The “Bon Appé***” singer live-streamed her life for 96 hours straight last week through Monday. It produced some pretty epic moments and revelations and… another No. 1 album.

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