Fans of 7-time Grammy winner Toni Braxton (affectionately called ‘Toni’s Tigers’) had an 8 year wait between the singer’s last solo outing, 2010’s ‘Pulse,’ and her most recent effort, ‘Sex & Cigarettes.’
‘Cigarettes,’ which hit shelves March 23rd, was preceded by the critically acclaimed Urban AC cuts ‘Deadwood’ and ‘Long As I Live’ and was greeted with generally positive reviews. Unfortunately, that fanfare was not reflected commercially as – just a day after its release – industry analysts predicted the set would not shift more than 18,000 units SPS its first week of availability.
Moreover, with minimal television, print, or radio support to change the tide, the ‘Breathe Again’ beauty’s 8th LP proved them right. Tuck inside to see how many units the project sold and where it landed on this week’s Billboard 200:
‘Sex & Cigarettes’
First Week Sales: 16,000
Chart Placement: #22
The figures above not only represent the singer’s lowest first week sales for any of her studio albums to date, but also her lowest debut placement on the Billboard 200.
Look below to see who joined her on this week’s TGJ Chart Check: Billboard 200.