A Tribe Called Quest‘s final album We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service is forecasted to hit the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
A Tribe Called Quest‘s final album was already a #1 hit to fans since the day it was announced. Now that it’s actually here, it’s on it’s way to becoming the group’s first #1 album in 20 years.
The act’s new release, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, is on course to earn around 120,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 17, according to prognosticators, and will likely arrive atop the Billboard 200.
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. 3-dated Billboard 200 chart — where A Tribe Called Quest may debut at No. 1 — is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Nov. 20.
A Tribe Called Quest has topped the Billboard 200 chart once previously, with Beats, Rhymes and Life, which debuted at No. 1 on the list dated Aug. 17, 1996.
To offer some context, the group was inactive for 18 of the 20 years since Beats, Rhymes and Life. So it’s not like they were dropping duds for two decades and finally got right.
Either way, this prediction would be a good look for Hip-Hop. In 2016, no one would expect a veteran rap group to be at the top of the Billboard charts. Signs that the culture is getting grown?