As we reported here, John Legend‘s ‘Darkness & Light,’ released December 2nd, was greeted with critical acclaim from some of music’s most respected critics. Unfortunately, that fanfare was not echoed commercially.
24 hours after its premiere, industry analysts predicted the set – featuring the hit ‘Love Me Now’ – would land the crooner his lowest first week sales to date. And, despite a number of promotional appearances in support of the project to turn the tide, it appears analysts were right.
Forecasted to move 35,000-45,000, tuck in to find out exactly where Mr. Legend’s latest landed on the week’s refreshed chart:
First Week Sales: 38,900 SPS
Physical Sales: 26, 300
Debut Placement: #14
Not only do the figures above give Legend his lowest first week sales to date, they also grant him his lowest first week placement on the Billboard 200.