Sales Predictions Are In: Ne-Yo’s ‘R.E.D’ To Debut At #3

Published: Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 by Sam

Ne-Yo‘s unique blend of of Urban-Pop blazed into stores this week in the form of the crooner’s new album ‘R.E.D’.

Preceded by singles ‘Let Me Love You’ and ‘Lazy Love’, the set also marks the singer-songwriter’s first album for Motown – the label he serves as Head of A&R at.

With a days sales under his belt, early projections for the album’s first week sales have been released. Find out what they are after the jump…

According to Hits Daily Double, ‘R.E.D’ (an acronym for ‘Realizing Every Dream’) is set to debut at #3 on the Billboard 200 next week with sales between 50,000- 55,000.

It’s important to note that the album hit stores the day of the US presidential elections, hence it’s plausible that the final figure may be higher as consumers return to their daily routines.

Keep it locked on That Grape Juice for more on the album’s progress.

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  1. Rihanna black madonna November 7, 2012

    LOL LOL LOL what a complete and utter flop. And do not blame the election , 2 albums outsold him, right?

    • Lewis November 7, 2012

      SHUT.THE.F***.UP! I am so f****** over everyone saying FLOP FLOP FLOP. I am certain that if this was your favourite you would be like well done blah blah blah, entering the charts at No.3 and selling over 50,000 copies is good, obviously not AMAZING but its good…Jesus f****** Christ. I’m so sick of dumb f**** that just go around commenting FLOP, does someone have to sell over 1million everytime they release and album for it not to be a flop? there is ALWAYS some fact that you will state that just makes it a flop, example Nicki Minaj newest album, no it hasn’t gone platinum but it has sold over 600,000 copies that’s pretty damn f****** good just because it hasn’t gone Platinum does not make it a flop? JLO’s most recent album has only sold 200,000 and didn’t get to No.1…is she a flop? Just shut the f*** up its so old…#RantOver and I will not be commenting back whatever you write back.

    • Trev November 8, 2012

      The only reason why I will not come at someone calling this a flop is because Ne-yo has been talkin so much ish lately…he criticizes people like Trey Songz for not making real R&B yet he makes fist pumping music (nothing wrong with that but you can’t say that when you don’t make R&B music)…and Trey Songz def makes good R&B music sooo yea this is what Ne-Yo gets…Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Usher, Miguel, etc are doing great idk what Ne-Yo is talking about….honestly i haven’t been interested in Ne-Yo’s music since “Closer”

    • KERI HILSON’S QUICK WEAVE FOUND BY DUMPSTER at 7-11 November 8, 2012

      I agree. He can s*** talk all he wants, but the public don’t like him or his music.

  2. YAAAZZZ MZ HUNTY November 7, 2012


  3. Monstarebel (RihannaNavy & TeamMinaj) November 7, 2012

    Daaaaaaaaamn b****!!!!!! how you gon sell less than brandy and you had a top 10 hit on BB Hot 100 smh gworl yo time is up

    • HOWYOULIKEIT November 7, 2012

      Times are hard

    • hood_star_06 November 7, 2012

      thats what im sayin tho!

    • Kevin November 7, 2012

      This is (read) predictions

      • Monstarebel (RihannaNavy & TeamMinaj) November 7, 2012

        theres no hope for him

  4. Alex November 7, 2012

    Ohh dear :/

  5. Monstarebel (RihannaNavy & TeamMinaj) November 7, 2012

    Taylor Swifts RED album >>>>>>>>>>>>> Neyos

  6. MC (Benron is a flop like his fave) November 7, 2012

    This is just sad. 🙁

  7. I judge FLops November 7, 2012

    SERVES HER RIGHT for making pop music and you are an R&B DIVA

    • Mario November 7, 2012

      I fell you!

  8. Splashing Tea November 7, 2012

    DAMN That some nelly furtado type s***

  9. Gilberto November 7, 2012


  10. Paul November 7, 2012

    My man I love neyo so f*** me silly

  11. Paul November 7, 2012

    yasss for Brandy outselling Him!

    • TRUTH November 7, 2012


    • Twhist November 7, 2012

      She didn’t outsell Monica lmbo

  12. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER ONE FAN! November 7, 2012

    With a total of 1.553 million sold in two weeks, “Red” overtakes One Direction’s “Up All Night” (1.331 million) to become the second-biggest selling album of the year.

    Red is slaying…

    • Monstarebel (RihannaNavy & TeamMinaj) November 7, 2012

      atleast one red album is slaying kiii

    • KingBey November 7, 2012

      Wait. she sold 1.2 Milli first week right? So she only sold 300k This week? or what’s going on.

      • TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER ONE FAN! November 7, 2012

        she sold 344,000 this week. Its usual for there to be a big drop after a massive first week.
        Speak now sold 320,000 in its second week.

  13. CURLY SUE November 7, 2012


  14. King Ne-Yo Stan November 7, 2012

    It is also important to note that “R.E.D” is #1 on iTunes as we shade..

    He’s going hard at the promo so I believe we’ll see higher sales by next week.

    • Splashing Tea November 7, 2012

      Yeah right this is as good as it gonna get girl shut the f*** up

    • Monstarebel (RihannaNavy & TeamMinaj) November 7, 2012

      gworl stfu!!

    • MUSICHEAD November 7, 2012

      Unfortunately, itunes only represents about 1/3 of overall album sales. He could sell more but #3 is probably as high as he will land.

  15. AC November 7, 2012

    Someone needs to learn the importance of comprehension. The article does not state that Ne-Yo’s album is projected to debut at #3. It only discusses new releases and does not include albums that have been previously released. I’m sure Taylor Swift will sit on top for a 3rd week. Ne-Yo’s project may debut at #4 if these predictions are correct.

  16. Caramelboi November 7, 2012

    Bawhahahahaha that’s what his ass get for talkin s*** about my boi trey songz and sayin frank ocean used his comin out the closet for sales……hell maybe if his ass came on out he would’ve sold sum records but he choose to stay in. He always tryna spazz on ppl and look what it get u low sales.

    • KERI HILSON’S QUICK WEAVE FOUND BY DUMPSTER at 7-11 November 8, 2012

      I agree. Attitude gets you NO WHERE. NEYO is a little b****. His CDs are only good for coasters for my Schapps!

  17. Auntie_Jackie November 7, 2012


  18. Suicide Blonde November 7, 2012

    I don’t like him so….

  19. JJFan1990 November 7, 2012

    Chiiiiile! ne-yo gurrr!!! Stick with releasing EP’s! You are a single artist so you can still make a name for yourself without facing embarrassment m….& obviously stick to song writing

  20. Pressed H*** Like yourself November 7, 2012

    Oh well serve him right for talking all the mess about the other RnB singers not being genuine i don’t care for him so oh well

  21. MC (Benron is a flop like his fave) November 7, 2012

    He should write a letter…..

  22. damn November 7, 2012

    he said trey songz needs to work on his music..I guess Trey somgz defo got the last laugh

    • Mario November 7, 2012

      Trey Songz does still need to work on his music at the end of the day cause Chapter 5 was his worst album to date and showed no artistic growth and although RED is not Ne-Yo best work his first 3 albums shits on any Trey Songz album any day.Sales are not a real indication of how is better as an artist but who is more commercially appealing.

      • Kevin November 7, 2012

        Spot on Mario! Couldn’t agree more.

      • danny b November 8, 2012

        i do like ne-yo’s music more than Trey’s and yes his first 3 shitted on Trey’s whole discography, but numbers dont lie. Trey debuted at #1 with 100k+. And Chapter 5 was not that bad of an album. Not his best but not bad. In fact, I’d they say R.E.D. and Chapter V are neck to neck in terms of quality.

      • damn November 8, 2012

        LOOOOOL @danny b PLEASE PLEASE DON\T INSULT mr songz. please. They are on two different levels. Chapter 5 is way better than RED> But anyways sales don’t lie. People arent f****** with neyo. Just that simple

  23. FAF November 7, 2012


  24. Girrrl November 7, 2012

    I like Ne-Yo but this is what he gets for his arrogance. He trash talked Trey Songz who considered him a friend and acted like he was Mr. Know It All about what R&B music is and should be. Eat some humble pie Ne-Yo. And TGJ don’t blame the election for those numbers. The two albums ahead of his are on track to sell between 80-100k and lets not forget about Taylor slaying lives.

    Also, I expect to see an article about the lovely Rihanna rising to #4 on the charts with Diamond with NO video or performance yet. Gotta love it.

  25. JAKE November 7, 2012

    A HOT, SCORCHING, MOTHA-F****** TRAGEDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. jamilaa November 7, 2012

    buhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! FLOP FLOP FLOP!!!

  27. MUSICHEAD November 7, 2012

    Ne-Yo was absolutely right with his criticism of Trey Songz. The problem with Ne-Yo is he is boring. He has yet to brand himself as an artist. This is surprising considering he is head of A&R at Motown. He doesn’t have a die hard fan base…he has casual listeners. He can have a million top 10 singles but until he learns to stand out as a brand he will continue to under sell. He will just be another singles artist which could actually work for him as a songwriter but he won’t sell albums.

    • Mario November 7, 2012

      Thank You very much cause all trey songz sings about is penis and s** there is nothing diverse about him but i disagree to me he branded himself as the gentleman of r&b but he lost it with this.

  28. RoyalKev November 7, 2012

    I like Ne-Yo’s album. I haven’t really liked his music this much since In My Own Words. I do plan to get this album soon at some point. I wish him luck!

  29. NickiFan November 7, 2012

    Wayy lower than I expected, but these are only predictions

  30. mr.m November 7, 2012

    Brandy selling more than him? .. ouch
    the biggest flops in history (okay 2012) : nelly, neyo and brandy
    sad .. bye

  31. Twhist November 7, 2012

    I bootlegged the album and I’m glad i did. It’s full or the same lack luster production and if’y vocals.

  32. MUSICHEAD November 7, 2012

    Not sure where Sam is getting a #3 debut from but from the projections I’m seeing, the album is expected to debut at #5 or #6 depending on how well Jason Aldean and Meek Mill sells throughout the week.

  33. king bey November 7, 2012

    We all can laugh minus a few exceptions the music industry is goin to dust sales of albums are just shocking in a few years time selling 1million copies ww will be a massive accomplishment and be considered the norm

  34. I am BLUE THE REAL HIVE November 7, 2012


  35. Kevin November 7, 2012

    This is really depressing. I wonder what he’s going to do with his career now, something needs to be done. Talent to waste if he doesn’t switch it up, he’s got so much potential.

  36. Beyonce’s Weave November 7, 2012

    I wasn’t expecting that….actually I was, the promo was really off for this project. It just wasn’t inspiring enough and there was no buzz. This is worst than Usher, Trey Songz, Fistopher Brown and Frank Ocean, and Ne-Yo is one of the RnB big dawgs.

  37. heshould November 7, 2012

    He should stick to features not full albums….

    • Add Joey Mannarino on Facebook! November 7, 2012

      No. F*** that. Ne-Yo crafts incredible songs & has an incredible voice. No reason he should stick to features. SMH! Why do people hate on him so much?

  38. Add Joey Mannarino on Facebook! November 7, 2012

    That’s a shame because the album was absolutely great!

  39. Jer November 7, 2012

    Ill keep i locked on ThatFlopJuice for news on the latest flops that are hyped like no other.

    • cocobutta November 8, 2012

      Thatflopjuice that has you commenting on thatgrapejuices website..

      Go to bed CHILD!!

  40. Rashae November 7, 2012

    It think it’s OVER for Neyo when it comes to music, Because all of his music he writes sounds exactly the same nothing new not even his image.

  41. Rashae November 7, 2012

    Neyo’s1’st album debuted at number one on Billboard 200 with 301,000 copies sold. and his new album is expected to sell 50,000-55,000 #over

  42. GivingAwayFreeChairs_/_/_/ November 8, 2012

    Keyshia Cole and Nicki will the the next to flop, alongside Rihanna who releases an album every year, but still won’t get a #1 up against AC/DC!

  43. GivingAwayFreeChairs_/_/_/ November 8, 2012

    * will be the next to flop

  44. IDK November 8, 2012

    o well, good luck to em anyways.

  45. Rosh November 8, 2012

    And y’all call Kelly Rowland a flop? Please…..!

  46. danny b November 8, 2012

    Brandy, Monica, Usher, Trey and now Ne-Yo all flopping? It’s official. 2012. The year R&B died.

    To be honest I truly believe music has not been the same since Michael Jackson died. 2009 was the last year for great albums in conjunction with good sales along with great videos and award shows etc. And i believe it ended with Whitney Houston’s I Look To You album which was a stellar body of work and opened with commendable numbers. Since then, in general, its been s***** ass artists making s***** ass music and selling millions and getting hits. *le sigh*

  47. cocobutta November 8, 2012

    Well that is a BIG CRACK in Mr. Perfect!!!

    “I say I’m not a hater but I hate to see you shine, especially if your shine is outshining mine”

    That is the hateration that has turn the lights off (in my rico love voice) people buying Libra Scale & R.E.D

    Nothing nice to say about other chart rivals, then focus on yourself and keep it moving Ne-Yo.

  48. pat November 8, 2012 that’s bad….brandy hasnt been around for years….however neyo has been a constant presence on the hot 100….what was his issue???


    Since everyone has DECIDED they don’t want to buy his flop of an album, can we please take down those pics of his NOSE on the sidebar? I mean, really! That’s just disgusting! He picks that nose all day and all night!

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