With hits ‘Jealous,’ and ‘Teacher’ to its credit, former Jonas Brother star Nick Jonas saw his debut album launch him to solo success. Successfully breaking the chains of “teen pop star” to respected adult artist, the ‘Chains’ singer managed to wiggle his way to the Hot 100’s upper half more than once over his debut era.
Yes, the album itself managed an impressive placement on the Billboard 200 upon its arrival (#6 peak), but with 37,000 sold its first week the numbers weren’t exactly singing the same tune its singles boasted. As ample buzz and heightened star power picked up any slack the figures left (in the eye of the general public), the triple threat divo – courtesy of his new album ‘Last Year Was Complicated’ (in stores now) – is ready to put both concepts to the test yet again.
Kicking the new era off with songs ‘Close’ and ‘Bacon,’ Jonas was hoping the releases would help his latest sizzle on charts in ways its predecessor did not. Unfortunately, if newly surfaced reports are any indication, ‘Complicated’ misses the mark…quite a bit.
1st Week Predicated Sales: 37,000 – 42,000
Predicted Placement: ???
With the week’s highest predicted sales + streams among debuts (at 60-65k), Jonas will most likely not shift Drake from his perch at the top of the Billboard 200. And, while we give Nick an A for consistency, there is no way to shake the poor performance these numbers spell.
If they speak more to the quality of the product vs. the strength of his star power, time will tell. But, what is certain is if the figures are indication of interest in ‘Complicated,’ it won’t last two weeks in the top 20. Ouch.