The Numbers Are In: Fantasia’s ‘Side Effects Of You’ Sold…

Published: Wednesday 1st May 2013 by Sam

Hardship.

It’s a word Fantasia is well versed in. For, the last few years have brought with them headlines that threatened her career.

However, today the American Idol alum has much to smile about following the impressive debut of her fourth studio album ‘Side Effects Of You’.

The ‘Lose To Win’ led set has been propped by a number of high-profile promotional stops, including Idol, Good Morning America, and The View; stops that have helped the LP make a strong debut on this week’s Billboard 200.

Find out how the Harmony helmed album fared after the jump…

According to Billboard, ‘Side Effects Of You’ officially opened at #2 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 91,000.

The numbers are interesting in that they represent a certain duality. On the one hand, they are the 28-year-old’s smallest first week figures (2010’s ‘Back To Me’ previously held that title after it’s 117,000 opening). However, more importantly, the LP is one of R&B’s best opening week performers in almost a year. What’s more, given the continued decline in record sales, the dip from the last project becomes almost non-existent when put into context. Indeed, some could argue her numbers today actually indicate stronger support this go round — given that sales are down for (almost) everyone.

In any case, with the album’s material being some of Ms. Barrino’s strongest yet, we hope it’s afforded to the chance to max out its potential. It’s a project that could cover much mileage. Here’s hoping it does!

Take a listen to its latest single ‘Without Me (ft. Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott)’ below…

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  1. the voice May 2, 2013

    congrats to FANTASIA. Only a few AI finalists are still winning

    • WHATq May 2, 2013

      91k is good for first week sales? Really? Chile bye

      • truth(icki released 1,726 singles and 80 videos for reFLOP and still caint go platinum! Yea b****** i said it NNN WIT!! pops tongue) May 2, 2013

        How many did U open with?

      • Ballsy May 2, 2013

        It is great for R & B.. I got 3 copies of her album as gifts in store and got 1 for myself via Itunes. This is a great album .. I hope her team continues to promote it. Alos bare in mint that Will I Am and his pop s*** debut with only 29 k. Tasia is WINNING!

      • Mark May 2, 2013

        Pure R&B and soul with not top hit, this is great for R&B.

  2. DIGGER BEY THE KING May 2, 2013

    GO FANNY! GO FANNY! GO FANNY! LUV YA!

  3. DON’T_START_NO_SHIT May 2, 2013

    Congrats Fanny!!!

  4. HOTSTUFF May 2, 2013

    BEYONCE EXPOSED BY THE MUSIC BIBLE BILLBOARD :

    “Op-Ed: When Beyonce’s Inspiration Turns Into Imitation”

    http : // www . billboard . com /articles/columns/the-juice/1560092/op-ed-when-beyonces-inspiration-turns-into-imitation

    I LIVE THIS FRAUD IS BEING EXPOSED YASSS.

    • truth(icki released 1,726 singles and 80 videos for reFLOP and still caint go platinum! Yea b****** i said it NNN WIT!! pops tongue) May 2, 2013

      GOT DAMN BEYONCE HE PUT ABOUT 3 BEYONCE POST UP A DAY!! GO ON THERE WITH THIS S*** U SICKO!!

      • NΛVI May 2, 2013

        oops!

    • Ballsy May 2, 2013

      Well All I know is that This post about Beyoncce stealing yet again is fiyah and deserves its own post. But pussyole Sami wont because he’s off to a corner crying! He so hurt lol

  5. Navy Sailor!!! May 2, 2013

    Yesssss Fanny. Her team is actually getting it right this time around. I see more Grammys in her future 🙂

  6. truth(icki released 1,726 singles and 80 videos for reFLOP and still caint go platinum! Yea b****** i said it NNN WIT!! pops tongue) May 2, 2013

    YAAAAAASSSSSSSS GO FANNY!!!

  7. Hive May 2, 2013

    Congratulations hun you tried

    • truth(icki released 1,726 singles and 80 videos for reFLOP and still caint go platinum! Yea b****** i said it NNN WIT!! pops tongue) May 2, 2013

      And DID IT B****!!

  8. HOWYOULIKEIT May 2, 2013

    Fantasia tore the stage with a gospel performance of her 2010 hit trust him. She litterally brought it to the church
    Sam post it now

    • truth(icki released 1,726 singles and 80 videos for reFLOP and still caint go platinum! Yea b****** i said it NNN WIT!! pops tongue) May 2, 2013

      WHERE?! I WANNA C IT!!

      • HOWYOULIKEIT May 2, 2013

        sam blocked the link

  9. Monstarebel May 2, 2013

    Not the best numbers in the world but hey its better than selling 37k. 🙂

    • JARED (WHITE DUDE) May 2, 2013

      LMFAO.

      #StopIt.

  10. Theman May 2, 2013

    These are good numbers.. She didn’t send her single to urban. Imagine if the song was a hit on urban as well.. She’s doing well.. Her performances have done wonders for her..

  11. ras May 2, 2013

    yes yall have to understand fantasia label didnt send her song lost to win to urban so those her great number when you dont even have a urban hit

  12. TeamBreezy May 2, 2013

    Congrats Tasia , but TGJ ur wrong as usual , last year Alicia Keys , Miguel, Trey Songz, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Frank Ocean all had bigger opening weeks!

    • Torrance May 2, 2013

      LAST YEAR!!!!
      In the past months “R&B” artist have not sold over 50k.

      Rihanna, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, were main stream!

      Everyone else ain’t real R&B if you ask me…with the acception of Miguel who has high crossover appeal!

      Fantasia is still trying to gain crossover appeal!!! and STILL sold the heck out that darn ALBUM! Get it MaMa!

      Check Billboard R&B charts NOT R&B/HIPHOP charts and see what I mean! HELLO!

  13. IDK May 3, 2013

    Im happy for her!

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