A staple in the headlines, Chris Brown has also been a chart fixture since bursting onto the scene in 2005. Alas, it’s a given that all eyes are on the sales of his latest effort ‘Fortune’.
Preceded by a slew of singles, including ‘Turn Up The Music’ and ‘Sweet Love’, the hotly anticipated set arrived in stores globally on Tuesday.
Find out how many units it’s estimated to sell after the jump…
According to Billboard Biz, the ‘Strip’ led set is on course to debut at #1 with Stateside sales of…
125,000 – 140,000
Wholly respectable numbers given the current sales climate. Although, we’re sure many a critic will have much to say about the fact that the LP’s figure is markedly less than the 270,000 its predecessor ‘F.A.M.E’ opened with last March.
It should be noted, though, that the promotional approach for the project (for a number of reasons) has been largely live- performance based; with interviews, radio-tours, and the like not actioned this go round.
Whatever the core rationale behind such approach, here’s hoping Team Breezy have plans in place to ensure the album has commercial legs. For, while his last outing premiered with better sales, it wasn’t a longitudinal seller. Put simply, much like Britney’s ‘Femme Fatale’, its solid debut numbers didn’t sustain long enough to ensure a Platinum seller (F.A.M.E, to date, has sold 872,000 in the US…15 months later).
In other news, ‘Fortune’ is on-course to hit #1 on the Official UK Album Chart. If the feat is realised, it will serve as Brown’s first British chart-topper on that particular tally.