Indeed, that’s what R&B crooner Trey Songz will be feeling about the performance of his latest effort ‘Chapter V’.
For, according to early estimates, the ‘Heart Attack’ led set is on course to top the Billboard 200 with less than stellar sales.
See what we mean after the jump…
According to Hits Daily Double, ‘V’ is set to sell within the ballpark of 125k-130k, almost certainly earning the self-tagged Trigga his first number one album on the US tally.
Yet, in doing so, the 27 year old’s Platinum ambitions remain just that…ambitions. At the peak of his buzz, 2010′s ‘Passion, Pain, & Pleasure’ opened with almost double that figure (240k) and despite being boosted by endorsement deals, a slew of tours, and hit singles, has sold little over 800k two years later. Not “bad”, yet afact which renders the initial sales of ‘V’ somewhat worrying given that all that defined Songz’s “buzz” has calmed considerably.
Still, credit where it’s due; the current climate is a messy one for most artists – especially those of the Urban persuasion. Hence Trey’s charting arguably could be hailed as a “victory” of sorts for R&B. Although, for us, he has other albums far more deserving of the #1 treatment – namely his first three. The rest he can keep, especially this one. Five tracks too long and monotonous subject matter. No bueno.