Fact: Despite being greeted with mixed critical review, ‘Non-Fiction,’ the latest album from serial hitmaker Ne-yo, is bound to break into the Billboard 200’s top 10 upon the chart’s refreshing next week. Coming as the only new title predicted to impact the chart’s currently reigning dectet, the album will give the singer-songwriter his sixth consecutive top 10 entry.
Fueled by the Jeezy-assisted ‘Money Can’t Buy’ and top 40 hit ‘She Knows’ ft. Juicy J, ‘Non-Fiction’ is set to be the crooner’s second release to hit charts without a top 10 single to support it. A feat arguably to blame for its first week sales performance, as the project is on track to deliver his lowest numbers to date.
Find out the industry forecast below:
The top of next week’s Billboard 200 will have little movement, as there is only one new album heading for a possible top 10 debut: Ne-Yo‘s Non-Fiction. The R&B singer’s latest effort, released Jan. 27 on Motown Records, has a chance of starting in the lower half of the top 10, with perhaps 35,000-40,000 units earned in the week ending Feb. 1 (according to industry forecasters).
It’s expected that Taylor Swift’s 1989 will return to No. 1 for a 10th nonconsecutive week, making it just the 12th album in the Nielsen era (1991-present) to spend at least 10 weeks at No. 1. (source)
‘Non-Fiction’ will come as Ne-Yo’s lowest first week sales to date, following 2012’s ‘R.E.D.’s inaugural numbers of 66,000.