As its sales sail towards the ‘half a million sold worldwide’ island, John Legend continues to win the hearts of US music lovers with his August 2013 release ‘Love in the Future.’
How? Via his sold out ‘Made to Love’ tour, which sees ‘Love & War’ performer Tamar Braxton serve as its opening act, joining the performer in welcoming positive reviews in every city they’ve graced with the show.
Ready to see how fruitful the show has been to him this week?
Chart check below…
Almost four months since its US release, Legend’s ‘Love’ holds a spot in this week’s Top 50, enjoying a sales boost of 18%, pushing it to #32 after spending last week at #39.
Helped in great part by the success of the tour, the last week saw the release shift 9,467 in the market- outperforming Bruno Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox‘ which slipped by 7% with 9,369 sold!
Meanwhile, in flying the flag for Urban, Jhene Aiko‘s ‘Sail Out‘ EP rode an ethereal wave to the Top 10 with 33,199 units sold in its opening week.
Seem a little modest? Not at all, for this figure sees her shift half of the average figure scored by the bulk of R&B belles afforded twice as much as promotion as she was armed with. This, a positive indicator of how well Aiko will fare when handed the tools she’ll no doubt need to carve out a mainstream lane for her material.
Perched at #8, the EP stood around 12,000 units away from outperforming Katy Perry’s ‘Prism‘ which rolled in 45,814 sold this week, and one spot above Drake‘s ‘Nothing Was The Same‘, which laid its head at #9 with 32,823 copies moved in the last seven days.