The Predictions Are In! Toni Braxton’s ‘Sex & Cigarettes’ Set To Sell…

Published: Saturday 24th Mar 2018 by Rashad

8 long years separated fans of Toni Braxton from her last solo studio effort, ‘Pulse,’ and her newest offering, ‘Sex & Cigarettes.’ 

Granted, it’s only been half that time since the diva released new music overall, last time tapping longtime collaborator Babyface to assist.  But, unlike that album – 2014’s Grammy-winning ‘Love, Marriage, & Divorce’ – ‘Cigarettes’ puts the 50-year-old beauty back front and center by her lonesome.

Kicked off by the Urban contemporary cuts ‘Deadwood’ and ‘Long As I Live,’ Braxton’s latest project, critically speaking, has been welcomed by longtime fans as a worthy entry to her impressive discography.  Unfortunately, if industry analyst predictions are to go by, that sentiment was not shared by the music buying public at large.

Undoubtedly experiencing a “soft launch” to say the least, ‘Cigarettes’ (to date) has not been provided the promo push its predecessors were afforded.  If that will impact the album’s commercial performance in the long run has yet to be seen, but in the here and now the LP looks to have an uphill climb ahead:

‘Sex & Cigarettes’

Predicted First Week Sales Overall:  13-18k (SPS)

Predicted First Week (Pure) Sales:  9-13k

Predicted chart placement:  ???

 

If the numbers above ring true the set will be Braxton’s lowest first week sales to date.  However, with a week of promo ahead of her, the newest season of reality show ‘Braxton Family Values,’ and a reported world tour in the works [click here to read more on that], there is hope for the LP yet.

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  1. Carlitos March 24, 2018

    Whoa…was not expecting this.

    • Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

      My boooty hole is sore.

      • Carlitos March 24, 2018

        You mad?

  2. Jay March 24, 2018

    Why is this still a thing? No one cares about 1st week numbers anymore, everyone numbers are going to be low especially in a dying genre!! I’m super proud of Toni and other artist who are brave enough to give us new music despite what the climate looks like for R&B and the industry!

    • Jasmine March 24, 2018

      A large part of her fan base wants physical CDs. I went to 3 separate Best Buys and they did not have the album. Target is only selling their exclusive version at $13.99 and both Targets I went to were sold out. It is quite obvious Toni is still being blackballed and retailers did not order enough copies. I had to buy the digital version but I still want to buy a physical CD for my music collection
      🙁

      • Jasmine March 24, 2018

        Shaniqua are you ok today? I’m just checking in

      • Jasmine March 24, 2018

        Leave me alone you racist bully and stop impersonating me.

  3. Court March 24, 2018

    Under predicted #fakenews

    • Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

      I have the monster

      • mimo March 25, 2018

        lmao!!! 🙂

  4. Olusheyi March 24, 2018

    I hope it sells more than that. I’m rooting for you Toni

  5. mr.m March 24, 2018

    I expected LESS tbh … with no hard promo
    I guess that’s kinda good in her situation
    she will sell more with promo 25-30 k

    • Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

      I have no walls

  6. Keith March 24, 2018

    Im not surprised…lets hope it gets some legs. I got my copy.

    • Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

      My legs are wide open. If you don’t mind the smell of sh!!t and pee I’m all yours

  7. Jasmine March 24, 2018

    I love this pic but Toni definitely should have been rocking a side pony tail and some Jordan’s. I’m a part time stylist, T ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️Hit me up #JazzyDaBaddest

    • Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

      I am racist white trash.

    • Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

      I love to make racial stereotypes because it makes me feel like I am better than minorities. After all I am a white trash Madonna queen. You darkies can keep seething. Yall wish you were white like me with lice in your hair, rotten teeth, and infected with the monster.

      • Jasmine March 24, 2018

        What number hair are you wearing today SHANIQUA?

      • Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

        How can I be Shaniqua when you are Shaniqua you dumb fnck! I am Suicide Blonde mate. I am white trash garbage and a racist bully.

      • Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

        I smoked so much meth and popped too many pills today. I’m on here talking to myself when I am the one behind the fake Jasmine aka Shaniqua aka Trashmine acount. He hehehe I’m so high

  8. Caleb March 24, 2018

    This is the same as TLC’s first week sales. Also, technically her last album came out in 2014 if you count the one with Babyface.

    • SdotB March 25, 2018

      They said this is her first SOLO in years.

      • Caleb March 26, 2018

        You’re right. I shoulda read it more thoroughly.

  9. Jacob March 24, 2018

    For her to have a title for the album, as stand out as that. And u give us lackluster material. Toni could of came better than this, Cant wait to see what Mariah delivers, Voice is great as usual

    • Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

      I am broke

  10. Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

    I am the new president of the KKKG…KKK for gays

  11. Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

    I have lice.

    • Jasmine March 24, 2018

      Wow I didn’t know bisexual Asian could get lice in their #9 yacky wigs. That’s crazy! Just go buy a new one??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️SHANIQUA!

      • Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

        I hate Asian people because they are more attractive and more intelligwnt than my white trash bloodline.

  12. Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

    My breath is stank

  13. MUSICHEAD March 24, 2018

    This album is very underwhelming. There are maybe 3-4 good songs and the rest are weak. In addition, Long As I Live needs a club remix because that song is fire and deserves to crossover. It also needs a hip-hop remix for mainstream urban.

    • Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

      I live in a homeless shelter

  14. Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

    My breath smells like asss

  15. Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

    I ain’t sh!!t and I ain’t never gonna be sh!!t.

    • Jasmine March 24, 2018

      You forgot ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️ I am Asian and bisexual ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️

      • Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

        Nobody cares. I am such a loser. Nobody wants to fist me.

      • Jasmine March 24, 2018

        What number hair you rocking today? Does is match your Jordan stilettos and jersey dress?

      • Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

        Hair and clothes? I am homeless bitter white trash. I don’t have material possessions. I live a minimalistic life.

  16. Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

    I wear size 4 panties that I found in a dumpster out idea of the mall. The pee stains didn’t bother me and I added some new pee and sh!!t stains to them too

    • Jasmine March 24, 2018

      Wow I would have never thought bisexual Asians had that issue! Wow I’m so sorry Shaniqua

      • Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

        Who is Shaniqua? I a Mother Suicide. I am queen of all the balls I throw at my homeless shelter. I am the best vogue around. Nobody can vogue better than me to Madonna and Kylie music.

  17. Jay March 24, 2018

    Are we really surprised?? It’s an R&B ALBUM! We know how it goes by now. Let’s be real! And it only has 8 Songs! That’s an EP! Not an album, not to mention she’s been in the headlines for her relationship with birdman more than her music… ??‍♂️

    • Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

      Hi Jay wanna fnck? I’m an eager bottom looking to get pounded and fisted.

    • Kaz March 24, 2018

      It may be an R&B album, but Tamar’s album Bluebird of Happiness was an R&B album as well, ands till managed to do much better numbers than this. #justsayin

      • Jasmine March 24, 2018

        This is only day one of the sales predictions. You have to seal the real numbers before startig comparisons,

  18. Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

    I auditioning for Rupaul drags race next season. My drag name is Mother Suicide.

    • Jasmine March 24, 2018

      Oh great, Ru is always leaning towards dark skinned and Asian queens so u have a good chance

      • Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

        I’m white you dumb fnck. I’m going to win Rupaul Drags Race and get that 100 thousand dolluz. Mother Suicide came to slay.

  19. Kaz March 24, 2018

    Damn… Tamar’s last album did more than this………….. #shade

  20. Jasmine March 24, 2018

    Stiletto ?pumps in the club!! Who ever thot black Asians could get crunk? ??‍♀️

    • Jasmine March 24, 2018

      Stop impersonating me. Black people would never use the phrase “black Asians” so you just outed yourself as that crazy racist troll Suicide Blonde.

      • Jasmine March 24, 2018

        Shaniqua you’re a dark skinned Asian often mistaken for black because of your extra dark complexion. And that paired with your stilettos, Jordan Jersey dress, bamboo earrings, blue contacts and side ponytail (#1 yacky, blonde) you’re really misleading. You really are UNIQUE!!!! You go girl ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️

      • Jasmine March 24, 2018

        I would rather be blasian than a disgusting ugly trash bully like you. Also, why do you keep spilling all your tea on here? Nobody cares that you are white trash who stinks and likes to get fisted. Keep that ish to yourself.

      • Jasmine March 24, 2018

        What number hair are you wearing today Niqua??? U never answered

      • Jasmine March 24, 2018

        I do not wear wigs or weaves you dumb f u c k racist lice boy. Unlike you, my hair is naturally thick and long while yours is stringy and full of lice.

      • Jasmine March 24, 2018

        Yes ??‍♀️??‍♀️“Your hair” you purchased it girl, it’s ALL YOURS. So ur wearing what, a #8 body wave ?

      • Jasmine March 24, 2018

        Worry about your own hair (or lack thereof). I’m sure the lice are having a field day eating away at your dirty asss scalp while you waste time on here throwing racist comments. Go take a shower nasty

      • Jasmine March 24, 2018

        I have a lot of respect for you Shaniqua. I feel like your my sister. I mean you’re WAAAAAY darker than me and Asian but the sisterly bond we have is unbreakable

  21. Jasmine March 24, 2018

    We rockin stilletos heaux??‍♀️?we rocking stilletos heaux??‍♀️?we rockin stilletos heaux?????????‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️

  22. Suicide Blonde March 24, 2018

    We rockin stilletos heaux??‍♀️?we rocking stilletos heaux??‍♀️?we rockin stilletos heaux?????????‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️

    • Jasmine March 24, 2018

      Busted! I knew it was you impersonating me you garbage. Get a life loser.

      • Jasmine March 24, 2018

        Everyone wants to be me but there’s only ONE ME ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️

      • Jasmine March 24, 2018

        Get a life loser. You already got caught that it is you Suicide impersonating me. Why can’t you just get lost?

      • Jasmine March 24, 2018

        Will the REAL JAZZY #DaBaddestBih PUHHLEADR STANDUP ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️ These heauxs really wanna be me!!!

  23. I HATE WHYTE…N BLACCCK BITCHECCZZ March 24, 2018

    Tony fkkkn birdman was her best move

  24. #TeamTinashe Stan (STREAM “No Drama” Available Everywhere) March 24, 2018

    Unfortunately this is what I predicted; less than 20K.
    Why?
    1) No promo
    2) “Deadwood” was simply… DEAD (I didn’t like that song personally)
    3) Music videos have done poor views
    4) MOST IMPORTANTLY R&B fans don’t buy music or even stream much anymore

  25. JOHNVIDAL March 25, 2018

    The concept of the album is good and the cover too. The first two singles were great genre songs. Her voice sounds as special as ever. They tried to keep the momentum going coming from the Babyface album. But this is a little bit less classy (especially that last video, I don´t like it, people don´t like that anymore. mariah should take note cause she also likes that type of “I live in my own glamurous buble” and people and society are not here for that) and doesn´t have the aura of their runion.
    Promo push has been little too.
    So this is to be expected cause even Alicia Keys and the likes sold like 30k last go around. The genre (music industry, but especially this genre) is dead except for a couple of exceptions.

  26. Walter White March 25, 2018

    I really loved this album. There was a lot of emotion in each song.

    Btw, this comment section and whole site for that matter is so messy with this suicide blonde jasmine bs. It is annoying af

  27. G7Pat March 25, 2018

    Over 35 artists need a stan base to sell these days she never really had one

  28. Kevon March 25, 2018

    She don’t seem to be very comfortable in this video plus the video really don’t go with song … But I like the song

  29. Casual-T March 25, 2018

    Not surprised. I doubt that most of her fans even know a new album is out. Toni is very much a 90s artist, and her core fans are now 35+. To sell this album, she needed a huge Adult Urban hit, and she didn’t have that.

  30. eric March 25, 2018

    Like someone else noticed, not even her videos are getting enough attention, and it doesn’t cost a thing to sit and watch a 4-minute video. I don’t understand. Her most recent movie with Lifetime pulled in great numbers. Where did all of that attention go?

    • Your Name March 25, 2018

      Toni is a nostalgia artist these days. The majority of her REAL fanbase are in their late 30’s-early 50’s. They aren’t buying albums, streaming music or watching videos.

  31. Junior in Jamaica March 30, 2018

    I loved the album but way too short!

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