Trey Songz' should land himself a #1 spot on Billboard, while Robin Thicke isn't having such a great week.
Trey Songz & Robin Thicke both had new albums drop today, July 1st, and just hours into their releases we already have early sales projections rolling in. While there can only be one top spot for the week, this weekâs release appears to not even be close.
According to HDD, Trey Songzâ TriggaÂ album is looking at a first week sales total in the 85-95,000 range. While thatâs very respectable, it does fall mighty short from his previous album, Chapter V, which moved 135,000 units. Either way, Triggaâs 85-90 range more than doubles the anticipated sales total from the weekâs next-biggest debut (which is Seetherâs Isolate and Medicate), and should be good enough for him to land the #1 spot on Billboard this week. Ed Sheeranâs X, which will reign atop the Billboard 200 based on last weekâs sales, is likely to fall below the 85-95,000 level this week.
Robin Thicke on the other hand isnât doing quite so good. His new album Paula, is projected to sell only 20-25K units in its first week. Robin has received instant criticism & slander since he first came out and named his album Paula, which if ya didnt know was after his estranged wife Paula Patton. Plus, he not only lacked heavy promotion for this album, but he didnât have a hit to drive sales like âBlurred Linesâ, or even Treyâs #1 smash hit âNaNaâ.
Check back next week for the official sales total.
Have you copped either album yet? Which one do you prefer?
[Update: Official Numbers Are In]
Trey Songz & Robin Thicke both dropped off their respective albums last week, and after early sales projections were floating around the internet, we now have the official sales numbers for both projects.
Trey Songzâ Trigga was this past weekâs top dog as it sold 102,966 units in its first week. Thatâs actually more than the projected 85-95K units HDD projected, and good enough to land him #1 on the charts.
However, Robin Thickeâs Paula album didn't have as great as success. Right on with its projection (20-25k units), Paula only moved 22,998 albums in its first week, landing him #9 on this weekâs charts.