Ouch! ‘Me So Bad’ takes on new meaning after one glance at the first week sales of Tinashe‘s long-awaited sophomore album, ‘Joyride.’
The set – originally announced in early 2015 following the critical acclaim of her debut album ‘Aquarius’ – was preceded by a slew of Pop-flavored buzz tracks and singles before being completely revamped to the Urban reincarnation that hit shelves April 13th. Lifted on the backs of the Offset-assisted ‘No Drama,’ ‘Me So Bad’ (featuring French Montana and Ty Dolla $ign), and the Future-enlisted ‘Faded Love,’ the nonperformance of the cuts on the Hot 100 seemed to be a precursor to the commercial failure of their parent set.
Against all odds and with the support of her patient fan base, T went to chart battle last week with ‘Joyride’ and was initially expected to shift 5-7k by the tracking week’s end (as we reported here). Unfortunately, refreshed reports indicate she did not even meet industry analysts’ lowest expectations. Click inside to see just how many units ‘Joyride’ shifted from shelves:
‘Joyride’ First Week Sales (Pure): 4,710
‘Joyride’ First Week Sales (SPS): 9,800
Chart Placement: #58
The numbers above pale in comparison to the singer’s debut album which premiered on the Billboard 200 in 2014 at #17 to the tune of 18,000 its first week. Look below to see who made the chart’s top 25 on this week’s TGJ Chart Check: Billboard 200…