Lady Gaga has a clear path to debut at the top spot on next week's Billboard 200. 

The pop superstar has been leading the field in terms of first-week sales projections and, in a batch of updated figures, it looks like she's still charging forward as the leader of the pack. With a total of approximately 285,000 equivalent album units moved, she's looking guaranteed for an easy route to the #1 spot. On top of all that, the majority of her numbers account for pure album sales.

As for hip-hop, we're still represented well in the top-moving albums of the week. Several of the genre's most popular characters, including Lil Baby, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Gunna, Post Malone, Drake, and DaBaby, are within or just outside of the Top 10 for this week's biggest albums.

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Lil Yachty and Freddie Gibbs (with The Alchemist) came through with some booming new albums this week too, but neither of which is expected to debut within the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. 

Lil Yachty's Lil Boat 3 is currently anticipated to move up to 37,000 equivalent album units, making it good for a debut around #12. 

Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist are two spots down at #14, looking at up to 32,000 equivalent album units with the majority of them accounting for pure sales.

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Are you surprised by any of these numbers?

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