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And The Sales Are In! August Alsina’s ‘Testimony’ Sold…

Published: Tuesday 22nd Apr 2014 by David
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And the sales are in!

Yes, one week after unlocking the studio effort, the opening week number for August Alsina‘s debut LP ‘Testimony‘ have been released!

This, days after industry outlet ‘Hits Daily Double‘ predicted the star would shift between 50 to 60,000 units following an intense promo run that saw him tackle the press head on with interviews given to outlets from all walks of media life.

Unfortunately, those who placed bets on the sales using ‘Double’s prediction can now consider themselves losers, as he did not move numbers between 50 and 60k mark.

What he did sell?

Find out below…

Billboard 200 chart position: #2

US opening week sales figure: 63,522.

Selling more than he was predicted to, Alsina’s ‘Testimony’ now stands as the second highest selling album this week with 63,522 units…second only to Disney’s ‘Frozen‘ soundtrack, which moved 261,169 units in the last seven days!

Set to give the folks over at Def Jam cause to celebrate today, Alsina‘s chart triumph-though modest when compared to numbers moved by the likes of Tamar Braxton and Fantasia– see him outperform efforts made by many a seasoned R&B act, moving with one hit single than they struggle to do with three or four.

Indeed, in what really is a testament to the label’s handling of him and the impact made by lead single ‘I Luv It‘, August now finds himself on course to becoming a solid album seller and quite the threat to a number of his closest contemporaries.

After all, one shouldn’t forget that the 63,000 units he moved came without the benefit of the household name status most R&B acts who move similar amounts have had for years.

This, telling of just how much of a sales force he’ll become once he catches the full attention of the general public in the months to follow!


In other chart news, Jason Derulo‘s ‘Talk Dirty’ opens with 43,779 units sold while Jhene Aiko‘s ‘Sail Out’ enjoys a sales increase of 16% with 6,968 copies moved since last week’s chart was published!

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  1. KING RIH April 22, 2014

    with only aone urban radio hit wow. compare that to derulo with a hot 100 number one.

  2. Career Ender April 22, 2014

    Derulo is the weakest link

    13k to 43k atleast he improved a bit

  3. Career Ender April 22, 2014

    I’ll check August once I hear his music on local radio stations

  4. Career Ender April 22, 2014

    frozen is blocking basic b****** from going #1 with mediocre sales. good job though

  5. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 22, 2014

    More than 57k!!! Death!!!

    • FutureCIARA April 22, 2014

      You mean more than…

      Your Mine
      Beautiful
      Art Of Flopping
      Triumphant
      and the rest of the 237643782 singles released after 2009

  6. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 22, 2014

    CRYING @hard Frozen is snatching Bey’s wig. Frozen’ sis selling 10+ weeks later what Bey did second/third week. #Poorit

    • Knowles Carter April 22, 2014

      Meanwhile Mariah’s album has been SHELVED kiiiii

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 22, 2014

        Lol and her record sales are still higher than FlopYawnce!

    • alice April 22, 2014

      wheres pushbackriah’s release date though?

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 22, 2014

        Where is your hair line?

      • alice April 22, 2014

        not further back than your favs release date

    • rih keeps winning – catch up heuax April 22, 2014

      lol yes, BEY’s album has ran out of steam. Only reason why It went number 1 was the shock release and 17 videos. NOW, we are all over her

  7. NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT April 22, 2014

    DEATH!

  8. My Gums Tho(aka Teacher) April 22, 2014

    Ciara baby? Umm….

  9. coolness April 22, 2014

    For him to have sold similarly to older artists, in a female-dominated genre that’s the pits right now commercially, he did good. I streamed the album and yeah, it’s atypical of your usual male R&B singer but I’m not into his sound. Congrats though.

  10. Diamond Princess April 22, 2014

    FLOP!!! When R&B acts move this number it’s a fail but rap artists get a pass? No bueno J Cole sold more on his first album, kendrick, among others. This is a major FLOP and you know it. He will be lucky if he even makes gold. Anything under 100,000 copies is horrid! No EXCUSES!!!!

    • ClassyMindz April 22, 2014

      You do know majority of new R&B artist have sold under 100k right? Rihanna, Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole, K. Michelle, etc., all sold far under 100k. Trey Songz only did 40k with his debut of “I Gotta Make It”. Do you consider that a flop? He still around by the way.

    • ClassyMindz April 22, 2014

      You do know that a lot of new R&B artist have sold far under 100k on their debut album. Rihanna, Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole, K. Michelle, etc., have all sold far under 100k in their first week of sales. Trey Songz only sold 40k. Do you consider that a flop? By the way he’s still around….

    • Mark111 April 22, 2014

      Thos rap albums sold well on the first week and stopped there. J.Cole and Kanye last albums hasn’t passed 600K.

      Let’s be real, only a FEW artist sell albums and even the best of the best today are p*** poor. Sad when selling just 1 million is a big deal today.

      • Shawty April 22, 2014

        So true, only because back n da day when Janet would sell 8-10-12 million copies, now people at the most sell 3 million and think they are just Gods gift to Music..1 million is very sad. Simply stated. Freakin Sad

  11. Diamond Princess April 22, 2014

    Oh wait he’s a singer?!! Lmao! That shows he’s irrelevant, I thought he was a rapper lol

  12. FutureCIARA April 22, 2014

    He will be forgotten by his Sophmore album!!!

    No one is here for August Alyssa!

    And Death, at ya’ll comparing his sales to Ciara’s!!!!!!!!!!
    The desperation

    We will see when Futures first week #’s are out next week!

  13. FutureCIARA April 22, 2014

    Frozen continues to slay faves!!!!!

    Im sure it will block Mariah from debuting at #1

    • IStanForYourFav April 22, 2014

      What’s blocking Ciara from a certification since 2006?

      • FutureCIARA April 22, 2014

        All the whoores with there legs wide open, and Payola Queens like Katy & Mariah!!!! Thats what.

  14. Skyfall April 22, 2014

    Hot mess, but like I said earlier I smell something fishy going on with this Frozen album, oh well at least it’s helping out the horrible state the music industry is in right now.

  15. Career Ender April 22, 2014

    April 22, 2014 at 10:07 am
    lovebird says:
    Gurl I’ll let you think
    what you want, tired of
    trying to bless you with
    a bit of knowledge.
    Unlike you, I spend
    time reading financial news whilst
    you Google Beyonce articles.
    When you are ready for critical
    thinking, get back to me; until then
    keep on thinking Book value is the
    holy grail of success; you’ll be
    greatly disappointed.________________________________________________________ hahaha! the mutherfaken REACH!!!!!………IT is ALWAYS on tgj 24/7 posting Beyoncé’s singles, album and tour stats! !!!!!!!! dead. …. aint nobody research Beyoncé more than you, you stupid columbian jungle baboon! !!!

  16. Career Ender April 22, 2014

    this box-fridge operator won’t get my attention today. I refuse!

  17. Stephy April 22, 2014

    These are great numbers for him. But these numbers are terrible in overall music industry. There will be no profit made off of this in the long run…

    Music industry is stuffering big time. Sad & Terrible.

    Also, why do Ciara fans come for Mariah Carey. Atleast, Mariah achieved a Platinum selling sinlge in the past 2 years…

    Sold 250,000,000+ Records… 57K fans will DEAL!

    • FutureCIARA April 22, 2014

      Why cant she sell that much TODAY?????

      And I thank You!

      • Stephy April 22, 2014

        The same reason why Michael Jackson could not sel r3ecords until he died. Because they haved reached their peaks… C-error is in her prime & still flops like a dying fish begging for air…

  18. Revolution April 22, 2014

    I wonder what Mariahs first week sales will be?

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 22, 2014

      TEOM and E=MC2 opened with 403k and 463k respectively. Why do you ask?

    • FutureCIARA April 22, 2014

      There wont be any for her, Because they are going to keep PUSHING BACK!!

  19. lovebird April 22, 2014

    Lorde – 27K
    Beyonce – 10K

    SCREAMS!!!! Not Beyonce now selling BangerZ numbers, FLOPtition not helping those album sales.

  20. mariah cary the little engine that couldnt April 22, 2014

    shouldn’t the LAMbE’s be on twitter dragging jd for their favs MIA album with the rest of their LAMeBILY?

  21. metzo April 22, 2014

    Lmfaooo. More than 57k. Omg lemme stop.

    • Stephy April 22, 2014

      It’s not nice to lol at others peoples flops…

  22. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) April 22, 2014

    LOL, y’all please don’t start with the Ciara comparisons…just don’t go there.

  23. ClassyMindz April 22, 2014

    Congrats to both August Alsina & Jason Derulo. I wish them the best of success with their careers. Good to see young guys like this succeed. Testimony is a great album and I could see it being considered a classic, when you look back on it in a few years.

    • coolness April 22, 2014

      We’ll see but as for now it remains an ok album.

  24. Rosie April 22, 2014

    Another person I’ve never heard of selling more than 57K? Dead. Can’t wait until Future’s predictions tomorrow.

  25. Rosie April 22, 2014

    Also Borde’s album was discounted, so of course it was going to sell a lot more copies this week. Not a good comparison there.

  26. MUSICHEAD April 22, 2014

    His 15 minutes are almost up. Next!

    • credits April 22, 2014

      more like 10 minutes!! i’m from canada, does his music play outside of the U.S???? i haven’t heard a song or seen a video from him lol he kind of just popped up out of nowhere and what is this i hear about him having a hit song??? the only hit song on the charts i know from an r&b male right now is “all of me” by john legend.

      • Dontdoit April 22, 2014

        Canada? No thank you, you can have your opinion back. I’m sure places with a population density greater than 2 grizzly bears per square mile have heard his music.

  27. Blue Ivy Carter-Rodriguez April 22, 2014

    Canadian iTunes chart

    1. Happy – Pharrell
    31. Team- Lorde
    41. West Coast – Lana Del Rey

    ^^^ Ultimate Death… It was just released!!!! Rosie where in Toronto is this b**** popular? Oh I forgot she only performs in those high school auditoriums. Seems that’s about how many people care to see her drunk ass slur sing through a songs kiiiiiiii

    • FutureCIARA April 22, 2014

      Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

      But @Trollsie stay pressed and wondering about @Ciara & @Future sales…..

      • Blue Ivy Carter-Rodriguez April 22, 2014

        I never seen Ciara sound bad like llama does on every performance she does. She sounds like a drunk robot or something I can’t at her no talent having ass

  28. IStanForYourFav April 22, 2014

    Congrats s***! TBH I saw him at 30k, so he shut me up. I guess I’ll go check it out now.

  29. Mark111 April 22, 2014

    I still have to get both albums tho. Music > Sales

  30. credits April 22, 2014

    I was hoping he would do worse because of the way he treated the host on 106 and park the other day. I have never heard any of his songs yet. Him and trey will continue to have moderate success in the genre, because they have the little fan girls on lock, not only that but has anyone else noticed that these young girls in the black community go crazy for light skinned guys? that alone will help him, sad reality.

  31. Nessa1226 April 22, 2014

    Congrats August!!!!

  32. Navy Commander April 22, 2014

    He should have sold 20k for the was he acted on 106. But this album , like most rnb, wont have longevity. Probablymwill stall arounnd 400k

    • truth April 23, 2014

      He wont make it to 200k honey

      • AlsinaNation October 10, 2014

        Proved you wrong. He made it over 200k. He just started in the industry. Give him a chance before you start you negativity. Its his 1st year.

  33. ClassyMindz April 23, 2014

    The actual final numbers are in from soundscan and he sold 68K in total. Why people are so negative towards these artist and want to see them fail? What does that say about your character? To have that type of hatred in your heart towards others is meaningless. Sad thing is a lot of you, feel that way because you want to see your favorite artist/brand on top and feel threaten by the competition, therefore you say hateful, negative things and pray for the next artist downfall. Get a life!

  34. chanelle May 1, 2014

    Lol h*** tryin to talk trash about beyonce on here…..her album went platinum and it was sold like four months ago….why
    do haters continuously try to bring her down?…even when she isnt the subject…
    its about august

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