It may have debuted with less than stellar first week sales, but it seems Keyshia Cole‘s ‘Woman To Woman’ is well on its way to enjoying Gold status far sooner than initially expected.
Indeed, while failing to live up to numbers scored by 2008’s ‘A Different Me’, the project is on the fast track to joining an elite crew of R&B releases released in the last two years to hit the 500,000 figure within its first year of release.
With 7,541 units sold this week, ‘Woman’ now holds sales of 253,765- generated eight weeks after its November 19th release.
Of course, while these figures are a shadow of digits scored prior, they do make the LP one of the consistently selling ‘Urban’ releases in the last two years, and only has to move this many units within the same period of time to hit the 500k figure.
US album sales: #54 @keyshiacole, Woman To Woman 7,451 (253,765 total).
— Chart News (@chartnews) January 18, 2013
A fact, that further cements her status as one of R&B’s leading ladies- when placed alongside ‘Everything’ vocalist Mary J. Blige, whose 2011 release ‘My Everything II’ now edges near to the 900,000 sold thus far mark.
With so many of her contemporaries struggling to hit the 200k mark after two years, Keyshia’s slow burner sales should be the hint she and her label needs to continue pushing the project and not- in following recent trends- drop the campaign because it didn’t match expectations as soon as expected.
So, with Elijah Blake‘s debut LP’s drawing nigh, here’s hoping our personal favorite ‘Wonderland’ receives the single treatment to capitalize on his inevitable hype and books as many ‘award show’ gigs to help push sales even closer to the commercial promised land.