And The Predictions Are In: Ne-Yo’s ‘Non-Fiction’ Set To Sell…

Published: Saturday 31st Jan 2015 by Rashad

Fact: Despite being greeted with mixed critical review, ‘Non-Fiction,’ the latest album from serial hitmaker Ne-yo, is bound to break into the Billboard 200’s top 10 upon the chart’s refreshing next week.  Coming as the only new title predicted to impact the chart’s currently reigning dectet, the album will give the singer-songwriter his sixth consecutive top 10 entry.

Fueled by the Jeezy-assisted ‘Money Can’t Buy’ and top 40 hit ‘She Knows’ ft. Juicy J, ‘Non-Fiction’ is set to be the crooner’s second release to hit charts without a top 10 single to support it.  A feat arguably to blame for its first week sales performance, as the project is on track to deliver his lowest numbers to date.

Find out the industry forecast below:


The top of next week’s Billboard 200 will have little movement, as there is only one new album heading for a possible top 10 debut: Ne-Yo‘s Non-Fiction. The R&B singer’s latest effort, released Jan. 27 on Motown Records, has a chance of starting in the lower half of the top 10, with perhaps 35,000-40,000 units earned in the week ending Feb. 1 (according to industry forecasters).

It’s expected that Taylor Swift’s 1989 will return to No. 1 for a 10th nonconsecutive week, making it just the 12th album in the Nielsen era (1991-present) to spend at least 10 weeks at No. 1. (source)

‘Non-Fiction’ will come as Ne-Yo’s lowest first week sales to date, following 2012’s ‘R.E.D.’s inaugural numbers of 66,000.

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  1. Beysus January 31, 2015

    Damn… 2008 was his peak…

    • maurice January 31, 2015

      no, 2006

  2. The Elusive Grand Diva January 31, 2015


  3. DanYiel Teflon January 31, 2015

    When I think R&B male I don’t run to Ne-Yo he’s not my “The Voice” of things…he has a few songs that’s it for me….

  4. Beyhulu January 31, 2015

    aww, we need to support R&B more. Damn

  5. Barb-wire January 31, 2015

    Damn, I miss ‘The year of the gentleman’ era. He slayed that year

  6. Hur January 31, 2015

    It’s over for him. No one is interested in his albums.

  7. moe January 31, 2015

    Lol and u say jlo s aka is a flop . Hahah

    • Rosie January 31, 2015

      J.Low sold 33K with 10 times more promo.

  8. Arie January 31, 2015

    They need to promo it, I didn’t even know he had an album out.

  9. Gee January 31, 2015

    Those numbers are not surprising because something about Neyo is missing the mark nowadays whether it’s the material or people outside of his fan base did not know he had an album out or the general public does not respond to Neyo like they did during his first three eras.

  10. I’m Booked January 31, 2015

    Ne-yo Has Good Music… It Just Sounds Better When Other Artist Sing It…

  11. Uknowdakid January 31, 2015

    R&b artist are soooo under appreciated now a days it’s ashame when you look at it beyonce the top tier followed by Chris then trey

    • Mark111 January 31, 2015

      Last I checked, artists from all genres are flopping. Minus a select few from each. R&B artist will sell again when they stop chasing the charts and make great music.

  12. britneyraycarey January 31, 2015

    No shade, he was never as good as his peers nor was he as cute as them, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, & Usher have always been better: But he did have some great bops back then, but he deserves these sells. His music is now medioce and generic.. poor him

  13. Mark111 January 31, 2015

    Ha! He always acting like shes the neo of r&b, yet always popping out these outdated EDM songs. The flop is real.

  14. Mark111 January 31, 2015

    Sad cause MJ bressed him as the next him. Neyo has no growth, as a singer, performer nor a writer. And he never take risk in neither of those boxes.

    • coolness February 1, 2015

      When did MJ pass the torch to Ne-Yo?

  15. fatusankoh January 31, 2015

    I don’t care for him he is not a good persion

  16. MUSICHEAD January 31, 2015

    It’s very simple. Neyo is not the kind of artist who can sell based on his name alone. He has built his career on good songwriting, catchy hooks and killer melodies. All of that is missing in his music now and until he can bring us some more good music, he will continue to struggle.

  17. L21480 January 31, 2015

    No album released in the month after Christmas was going to do big numbers anyway. Jan/Feb are dead music sales months. This is when albums expected to fail are put out. The important releases don’t start happening until March.

  18. Lake Erie January 31, 2015

    Wow! I’ve never been a Neo fan. I liked some of his music and that was it. But I will say this, his music just doesn’t sound the same. This is what happens when these big artist take break. That break he took before his last album: The year of the gentlemen did it in my opinion. Smh. I hope something shake for him though because I do still think he’s very talented.

  19. AmbeRussell January 31, 2015

    His album is selling comparable to nick Jonas , who had/ has a hit on the radio. And anyone talking about him not being as good as a Chris or n trey, neyo has 3 Grammys under his belt, nominated 13 times and that includes an album of the yr nomination. 3 platinum albums that all sold over a mill n not just certified. And a gold album. “Closer” was a risk as well as “beautiful monster”. Neyo has classic music in hip hop, rnb and dance/pop.

  20. MISHKA February 1, 2015

    No matter what happens, his credibility in music will remain untouched.

    Now I will like for him to extend his many talents,by being a judge on some talent show, or getting a reccuring role on a TV series, or even pulling a Usher and putting a Justin Bieber on the map.

    By the way, he neeeeeds to let go of his suit&tie sh!t for a minute, can we go back to the beanie?

  21. the voice February 1, 2015

    No one is seeling albums except rappers and Taylor.

    Anyway, Iggy cancelled another tour date in Anaheim. lol

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