UPDATE (June 26): The end of the week numbers are here. Teyana Taylor’s THE ALBUM moved 31k in the first week, John Legend’s Bigger Love did 26k and City Girls’ City On Lock sold 18k. Tee Grizzley’s The Smartest managed sell 19k while A Boogie’s deluxe drop helped Artist 2.0 move a total of 42k this week.
Previous story (June 22):
A few albums and singles released this past Friday for Juneteenth. On the R&B side, there was Teyana Taylor and John Legend trying to impress the audience with their tunes.
Today, we have the first week sales projections for both projects. Teyana’s album THE ALBUM (G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam), featuring guest appearances from Rick Ross, Lauryn Hill, Quavo, Big Sean and more, is set to move 27-32k copies in the first week with about 4-7k out of that coming from pure sales.
This is close to what her last album K.T.S.E. did in the first week in June, 2018. The only difference? That contained 8 tracks versus 23 on THE ALBUM.
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John Legend’s new album Bigger Love is looking at about 17-20k in the first week with pure sales projected at 6-8k. The album features guests such as Gary Clark Jr., Jhene Aiko, Koffee and Rapsody.
Stay tuned as we update the numbers throughout the week including those for other albums such as City Girls’ surprise drop, City On Lock.