As reports surrounding its follow up heat up, Trey Songz’ latest album ‘Chapter V’ continued to make its way to Gold status this week, when sales generated in the US placed it even closer to the 500,000 unit mark.
Sales and stats await you below…
In the last week, the Troy Taylor led piece moved 1,995 copies, bringing its combined US sales to 372,793.
Of course, while some may snigger at these digits considering they come almost a year after the album was released, there are some- namely us- who are a little confused as to why so little has been done to force feed the release to the masses.
For, with debut digits of 135,000 units, the project’s opening week saw him surpass sales scored by albums which boasted bigger singles than his own- peaking at #1 on the Billboard 200. A feat, that should have seen Camp Songz flex every possible to ensure the project enjoyed a consistent sales run.
Unfortunately, despite packing some of his strongest material to date, the album has under performed….when all signs initially pointed to commercial glory.
In saying that, with only 100,000 or so units away from hitting the Gold mark, Trey’s undeniable talent has seen him speed past a number (if not all) of his R&B contemporaries with these numbers- a positive indication of what the world can expect from him if ‘V’s follow up ticks all the necessary post release promo boxes.
On a singles tip, ‘Heart’ was certified Gold back in September for sales of over 500,000 units while his T.I assisted ‘2 Reasons’ enjoyed the same feat. This, after his Nicki Minaj backed ‘Bottoms Up’ was certified 3x Platinum for sales of over 3 million units- pulled from #1 album, ‘Passion, Pain and Pleasure‘.