The Predictions Are In: The-Dream’s ‘IV Play’ Set To Sell…

Published: Thursday 30th May 2013 by Sam

As hitmakers go, The-Dream is at the top of the crop. From Beyonce to Rihanna to Justin Bieber, the Grammy winner has penned career-definers for almost every major star on the charts

Yet, for all his success behind the scenes, he seems adamant on becoming a singing star in his own right. And, despite prior efforts failing to advance his cause, he has tried again with new album ‘IV Play’.

Having called on the likes of Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Kelly Rowland for support this go round, can Dream finally score a hit as the banner act? The answer awaits after the jump…

According to Hits Daily Double, ‘IV Play’ is set to debut with first week sales of…

18,000 – 21,000


No matter which way it’s diced or sliced, this is all sorts of a mucky mess. Of course, this has no bearing on Dream’s hitmaker status, yet given the guests featured we at least expected double these numbers. It really makes one wonder how few units would have been shifted had the project been an entirely solo effort.

Whatever the case, the figures point to a potent disconnect between Terius and the record buying public. Put simply, no one appears to care. Moral of the story? Much like, it seems the masses would  prefer The-Dream keep his dreams of solo success to himself.

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  1. POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 30, 2013

    😆 😆 😆

    stick to your job man , singing and releasing album is not for you.

    • IDK May 30, 2013


    • BlackOut2.0 May 30, 2013

      You ungrateful b****. He literally made Rihanna what she is today.

      • Sevyn Streeter stan May 30, 2013

        How was he being ungrateful? He told him to stick to his job (writing & producing hits). The Dream cannot sing at all, so I agree with pop royalty.

      • POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 30, 2013

        Tell her please.

        Thank you 😀

      • Ballsy May 30, 2013

        Yall give him too much credit IF he made Rihanna, Beyonce and Justin what they are today why cant he do the same for himself!!! The bottom line is that it is easier to write a hit song than to make it go Plat. For that to happen you need a artist that can deliver the music. Dream is in no position to make us interested and that is why a Rihanna or a Beyonce is needed to make songs a hit!

      • POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 30, 2013

        THOSE HITS are HITS because of the Artists.

        “we found love” was given to nicole , would it have been as strong as a hit if rihanna’s name wasn’t on it and instead it had nicole’s on it?

        NO ?


        so you @blackout2.0 need to zip it good.

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    • staph May 31, 2013

      He pretty much producing an album of features. He would do better just giving them songs to the artists who is featured on the song. He can’t sing, he’s a decent producer and writer. He should stick to his main job, Pop is right.

  2. Slaylor Swift May 30, 2013


    • IDK May 30, 2013

      Is SHITlor still a s***?

      • LookDownGotYouSOExcited May 30, 2013

        ask the 15 ex-boyfriends shes had over the past 3 years 🙂

  3. arjun May 30, 2013

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhh ihhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    IM OUT

  4. IDK May 30, 2013

    Thats some Bull! smh! This album is fire!!!!! Straight fire! Ive had it on repeat since I got it on the 28th! Im still rooting em tho.

  5. JARED (WHITE DUDE) May 30, 2013

    OH S***!!!

    I don’t even know what to say…

    Not even Beyonce & “Turnt” could save this album.

    However, if it’s any consolation, this now moves Nelly Furtado to 2nd place and Ciara to 3rd!!!


    • IDK May 30, 2013


    • Monstarebel May 30, 2013

      I think Ciara will somewhat redeem herself with this new album i can see it atleast doing 60k first week

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 30, 2013

      if he had released ‘turnt’ as a single then his numbers would be better. @jared. btw, has he even released a single from this project because he DAMN sho didn’t do any promoting…atleast that I’M aware of

    • MARK May 30, 2013

      Actually eve is 1st with sales of only 8,600 dream 2nd nelly 3rd Ciara 4th

      • Nahjee May 30, 2013

        I think we should go by general. Kreayshawn really holds the number one flop so far. Nelly furtado is right behind her.

        But if you wanna go by year, than eve is the number one flop of 2013

      • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 30, 2013

        krenFLOP was so low that she cant even be taken seriously honey. lol i could have sold more. krenFLOP and @whiteBITCHhoe should just sell some p****. but they would FLOP there too tho. *shrugs shoulders* i’m out of ideas to help those two. anyone else have any suggestions to help them sell cd’s or p****?

      • FAF May 30, 2013

        Y’all are idiots. Only FLOP that was devastating was Kreayshawn bc she didnt even move units in subsequent weeks & currently sits at 12k . Eve is not in the running bc she’s independent, it was not a major release

        Ciara last album to date has gone on to do done 200k so first week sales, though bleak, meant little in the grand scheme of things she didnt do 37k altogether, dummies

      • anonymous May 30, 2013

        kandi 9000

    • Nahjee May 30, 2013

      @FAF *wait a minute* kreayshawn album only selling 12k til this day. The last time I check it was 9k t thought she would have did about 20k by now.

      FaF how do you know she selling 12k?

      • FAF May 30, 2013

        I’m just guessing 😆 I tried to give the b**** SOME credit since she’s having a baby

      • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 30, 2013

        @FAF SHUT UP B****!!! STOP GUESSING S*** AND GET SOME FACTS…and sum Tide detergent to clean out yo p****

  6. Woman To Woman May 30, 2013

    Really? #Pathetic you talk s*** on Keyshia say shes blacklisted yet shes never sold that low with an album kiiiiiiii

    Your obviously not calling any type of shots if you cant even outsell Ciara.

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 30, 2013

      and who did U outsell? 😐

      • Woman To Woman May 30, 2013

        Keyshia has outsold lots including Monica Brandy Kelly Ciara & Fantasia…

      • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 30, 2013

        😐 …r u as clueless ass ur appearing?? honey the verdict on Tasia is still out honey. Keshia s*** been out nearly a year and Tasia barely a mth. B****!!

      • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 30, 2013

        PLUS Tasia’s first week sale trump Kesha honey #POW

    • LookDownGotYouSOExcited May 30, 2013

      gurl shut yo bumbass up, lawd knoes Keyshia cole couldn’t sell foodstamps outside a homeless shelter in compton

      SHUT IT UP

  7. Rosie May 30, 2013

    A mess! Paradise sold over 3x (4x if you count BTD: Paradise Edition) that amount first week with no promo!

    • IDK May 30, 2013

      Let me know when LLAMA del NEIGH can hold a note!!!

      • Rosie May 30, 2013

        Tired ass drag. Maybe if you look up her tour on YouTube you’ll see that she has improved tremendously.

      • IDK May 30, 2013

        “Tired ass drag”? B****, who was tryna drag? I was stating facts…

        And “improved tremendously”?… LMFAO,,,,,,,,, Yeah, she’s improved her upper lip bcoz I’m seeing more collagen being injected into that s*** errr’day!

        HAVE A SEAT.

      • Rosie May 30, 2013

        Yes it’s tired b****. S*** was played out since last year and I am unbothered. #youtried

      • IDK May 30, 2013

        But u are “bothered” hence you responding n getting annoyed.

        Dumb B****…

        🙂 🙂 🙂

      • Rosie May 30, 2013

        A mess. B**** do NOT let me find out who you stan for before I go in.

    • Navy Sailor May 30, 2013

      Gurl shut UP. You are always throwing Duckbilled Drunk into the equation. NO. ONE. CARES. You heaux.

      • Rosie May 30, 2013

        “Duckbilled Drunk” LOL so funny!! Never mind the fact that she’s been sober for YEARS and has her s*** together unlike you and the diseased rodent you stan for.
        Go buy Analpologetic so it can at least outsell BTD.

      • IDK May 30, 2013


        What a Dumb B**** this Llama fail NEIGH stan is…

        I can’t!!!

      • Navy Sailor May 30, 2013

        But BTD has been out for over a year. UNA has been out for half a year and is already at 3 million. 🙄

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 30, 2013

      who ARE u????!!!!!

      • Rosie May 30, 2013

        You sound a ratchet mess. I know Lana is irrelevant in the ghetto so it’s ok.

      • FAF May 30, 2013

        No one listens to that b**** other than f-ggots & hipsters on tumblr… LOL

        No #s in the US = F.L.O.P. 😆

      • Rosie May 30, 2013

        No #s in the US because she’s global. Only 15% of her sales from the US and even here she’s sold over 600k. Young & Beautiful is at 22 on Hot 100 and has outpeaked Icki’s High School and is already getting ready to out peak Pour It Up and #Beautiful within the next couple of weeks. And at this rate Unapologetic will not be outselling BTD as it’s already flying down the charts worldwide.

    • LookDownGotYouSOExcited May 30, 2013

      isn’t lana an alkie?


    • You’ve-Changed*** (8) May 30, 2013

      Oh yeah and didn’t Lana get thrown off H&M in favour for Bey


    • You’ve-Changed*** (8) May 30, 2013

      when last did lizzie chart in AMERICA? isn’t she an AMERICAN artist and she can barely chart in her own country…

      a mess smh

  8. Monstarebel May 30, 2013

    Truth be told i didn’t even know he had a single or album out. Those numbers are sad oh well atleast he sold more than eve 🙂

    • IDK May 30, 2013

      How much has the “Re-Up” sold?

      • Monstarebel May 30, 2013

        More than The dream n Eves album combined boo 😉

    • Rosie May 30, 2013

      Sis has the Re-Tard sold more than 100k yet?

      • FAF May 30, 2013

        Sis, Re-up is certified platinum it was a re-release but u already know that, you more of a stan for the QUEEN than Yawna Del Rabies

      • Rosie May 30, 2013

        If Re-Up is platinum then by your standards BTD has outsold R******’s Toss That Trash 🙂

      • You’ve-Changed*** (8) May 30, 2013

        I hate Rihanna but lets not compare numbers yeah… LOOOOOOL or else Lana finna get dragged

  9. speechless May 30, 2013

    Well he put the whole album on youtube for streaming which was a stupid idea. He never sold albums so hopefully this is the world telling him he needs to stop. Keyshia is prolly somewhere laughing her ass off.

  10. Alex May 30, 2013

    What an absolute catastrophe. This is one of the lowest selling of the year thus far. Granted, he is a formidable song-writer, but that is as far as it goes and SHOULD go. His vocal ability is weak and of limited range, not one suitable for that of recording. These album figures are a perfect example of blind, misleading collaborations; it just goes to show that even collaborating with some of the biggest names in music doesn’t necessarily mean that your album is going to sell.


    I can only show some positivity and gratitude to the Dream for his participation on Kelly Rowland’s new album, an album which deserves to sell at least 100K.

  11. IDK… THE DREAM STAN May 30, 2013

    F*** all a ya’ll…

    If it wasn’t for the DREAM, Beyonce, Rihanna, Nicki etc… Wouldnt have their hits.

    The DREAM is a LEGEND.

    F*** theae hating B****** and @Pop Royalty/Jared/MonstaRebel… SUCK A D*** H***!!!

    • Monstarebel May 30, 2013

      Lol oh you mad?? how many copies did you buy gurl? 🙂

      • POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 30, 2013

        probably bootlegged it as usual.

    • IDK (O.G.) May 30, 2013

      Why are you impersonating me? lol! But it looks like you having my back so carry on! lol!

      • FAF May 30, 2013

        Wait……. Nicki? When did she work with Dream ?

  12. Yeah I Said It May 30, 2013

    Oh lawd smh. I dont like to disrespect him though since he is responsible for some of our faves biggest hits.

  13. Navy Sailor May 30, 2013

    Who even knew he had a single or an album out? Not like he would’ve sold a lot anyway. I’m still listening to his first album from 5 years ago.

    • Likica May 30, 2013

      Do you like this song? I think it’s amazing 🙂

      Get dem haters out your circle
      Smile in your face but all they wanna do is bring ya down
      See them try to mess to hurt you
      And work you
      Anything to bring ya down

      • Navy Sailor May 30, 2013

        Yessss sis I did like that song! “Final Goodbye” and “We Ride” were my faves!!! 🙂

    • Anthony May 31, 2013

      like you comment yo are pretty funny. Especially here….
      Ciara – 3x platinum debut
      1x platinum sophomore
      5x hay third album
      10x cotton fourth album

      you forgot
      15x dust fifth album….lol

      you made me laugh……

  14. Super Cisus May 30, 2013

    Nobody Wants to hear him whining for 50 minutes FLOP

  15. truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 30, 2013


  16. B2B May 30, 2013

    His album isn’t bad actually! It just sounds like a bunch of singles. He’s is a producer and great writer! He had something to do with most of the “hit” songs from the 2005 til now! Ala Umbrella & single ladies anybody? I

  17. Nahjee May 30, 2013

    @jared- eve still holds the number one flop of this year. Dream comes in second

    If you talking bout flops in general then it will go like this

    #1 kreayshawn 3k first week

    #2 nelly furtado 6k first week

    # 3 eve 8k first week

    # 4 dream with 18k or 20k

    • POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 30, 2013

      that chart is # I C O N I C.

      • FAF May 30, 2013

        Yeah but even though I’d love to shade Eve, it was independent, she not on a major label @NAHJEE

  18. Osaz May 30, 2013

    JASON DERULO sold 13,000 lol

  19. Sevyn Streeter stan May 30, 2013

    Well at least he’ll get paid for writing and producing everything himself.

  20. HoneychildPlease May 30, 2013

    Keyshia cole outsold this FLOP!!!

  21. HoneychildPlease May 30, 2013

    Keyshia cold outsold this FLOP!!! LMFAOOOOOO

    • Woman To Woman May 30, 2013

      She also outsold Brandy Kelly & Ciara

      • HoneychildPlease May 30, 2013

        Woman to woman LMFAOOOooo at your name!!!! That fat head mofo better shut it up now!

      • notadummy May 30, 2013

        She also outsold Christina Aguilera

  22. HoneychildPlease May 30, 2013


  23. KEY May 30, 2013

    Not surprised. He should stick to song writing. That’s something he’s actually good at. C’mon did he really think this album would sell well? It sounds good with all the hot features, but dude can’t sing.

    He did give y’all 18 tracks though. Some songs were hot.

  24. POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 30, 2013

    i didn’t disrespect him , i just said he should stick to what he can do best , which is producing hits.

    because with those LOW numbers , I don’t see it for him as a Singer or as an album seller, He can’t sing and his albums , well .. look at the numbers.

    • MariahIsMusic1 May 30, 2013

      No Lies.

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) May 30, 2013


  25. MariahIsMusic1 May 30, 2013

    Stick to Producing. You are boring. I saw his new music video basic as hell. Yawn

  26. HoneychildPlease May 30, 2013

    Damn Even if the industry wasn’t the way it is…I think he would still have those same numbers! Never talk about Keyshia again you f****** flop!! Who’s black listed now??? I know he not but with those numbers…Are you sure??

    • yooooooooo (keristan) May 30, 2013

      bahahahahahhahaah YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSS!!! Keshia sold 5x more in the first week. that was hilarious whe he came for keyshia calling her blacklisted. smh. well his lesson is learnt. keyshia should tweet hiim ahhaha

  27. FAF May 30, 2013

    I’ve been listening to it since yesterday, I don’t like but 4-5 songs.. his best album was LoveHate

    • SASHAY SHANTAY May 30, 2013

      Shut the f*** up Ciara/icki stan!!!

      • FAF May 30, 2013

        Ciara = 3x platinum DEBUT in the US

        Nicki = 2x platinum DEBUT in the US

        Catch FIRE 😆 😆

      • Mimi Carey May 30, 2013

        LMAO ok that h** annoying she knows nothing about music or talent.

      • FAF May 30, 2013

        ^ like your fave lipsynching her whistle notes?

        You know NOTHING about live vocals, F*** .. now scram out my post , UGLY 😆

      • Navy Sailor May 30, 2013

        Ciara – 3x platinum debut
        1x platinum sophomore
        5x hay third album
        10x cotton fourth album


      • POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 30, 2013

        Ciara = 3x platinum DEBUT in the US
        Nicki = 2x platinum DEBUT in the US


        ancient history.

        NOW go dust off their latest flopped albums.

      • Navy Sailor May 30, 2013

        Kiiii @ pop royalty. That b**** is trapped in 2004 and 2010.

      • Teenage Dream May 30, 2013

        LMAO!!!! Ciara has 4 albums yet hasnt even sold 10 million albums..lolo

      • Rosie May 30, 2013

        Faf lives in the past lololol id be embarrassed to stan for such flops

      • Tara Lynn May 30, 2013

        Ciara’s debut album sold 3 million? Wow it must suck to fast fwd 10 years later and have three flop albums under her belt. July 9 is do or die for her

  28. Mimi Carey May 30, 2013

    So if Keyshia Cole is blacklisted when her latest album sold 90k first week then what is the dream ? I mean he can’t even do 50 k with all them collabs on there smh

  29. Musiclova101 May 30, 2013

    Bottom line nobody is checking for dream as an artist….he’s an amazing songwriter/producer though !

    • Mimi Carey May 30, 2013


  30. Rated Real May 30, 2013

    So bad!!

    Just stay behind the scenes bro

  31. credits May 30, 2013

    he has an album out?!?!?

  32. Mark111 May 30, 2013

    The struggle! And to think he was talking s*** about Ciara. But like he always say, he’s rich.

  33. nAVYnICK May 30, 2013

    few thing that come into play here: (1) WHO REALLY BUYS ALBUMS ANYMORE (esp BLACK FOLK!)? I bought his songs on iTunes (2) who knew it was even out or coming out? HIS PROMO HAS BEEN TERRIBLE! I hope he just released this for fun-although I LIKE THE CD/He is not strong enough an artist to try & bring R&B back alone..

  34. Anthony May 31, 2013

    Ciara – 3x platinum debut
    1x platinum sophomore
    5x hay third album
    10x cotton fourth album
    15x dust fifth album…..just kidding lets go CiCi. She coming back hard tho.

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