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Brand New's surprise album "Science Fiction" headed for number one on "Billboard" 200

Procrastinate! Music TraitorsBrand New's surprise-released album Science Fiction is on track to debut at number one on the Billboard 200.

The long-awaited fifth studio effort from the emo cult heroes -- their first in eight years -- is looking to take the top spot on the chart with estimated sales of 55,000 units by the end of the week.

If the prediction holds true, Science Fiction will give Brand New their first-ever number-one album. They previously peaked on the Billboard 200 at number six thanks to their last album, 2009's Daisy.

Science Fiction would also be just the third rock album to debut at number one in 2017, following Linkin Park's One More Light and Arcade Fire's Everything Now.

After a mysterious teaser, Brand New digitally released Science Fiction last Thursday. The physical versions of the album will ship in October.

Brand New will hit the road in September on a North American tour in support of Science Fiction.

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