Final Numbers Are In: The Weeknd’s ‘My Dear Melancholy’ Sold…

Published: Monday 9th Apr 2018 by Rashad

The Weeknd stunned fans last weekend with the surprise drop of his latest project, a six-song EP titled ‘My Dear Melancholy.’  To thank him, his faithful fanbase helped hoist the release – the follow-up to 2016’s chart-topping ‘Star Boy’ – to a similar height on the Billboard 200.

As we reported here, industry analysts predicted the set would shift at least 150,000 units its first full sales tracking week.  Now, with over 7 days of sales behind it, the Grammy winner should certainly be all smiles upon not only learning ‘Melancholy’ moved more units than projected, but also that it was crowned this week’s chart champion – selling almost three times that of its nearest competitor.

Full report below:

The Weeknd logs his third No. 1 in a row on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his latest project, My Dear Melancholy, debuts atop the list.

The surprise release, which arrived on March 30 via XO/Republic Records, earned 169,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 5, according to Nielsen Music — the biggest week for an R&B album in over a year, since his own last album. Of that sum, 68,000 were in traditional album sales.”

Click here to stream the EP in full.

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  1. Abel Minaj April 9, 2018

    Nicki is coming 4/13

    • Brent Christopher April 9, 2018

      no… she really isn’t.

      • Abel Minaj April 10, 2018

        Yes she really is #3Nicki

    • China April 10, 2018

      WHO? You FRAUDS still stan for NICKI??? WE DONT KNOW HER. She walks on stage and gives the same CORNY performance each performance. CARDI’S REIGN. CARDI. CARDI. CARDI. CARDI. CARDI.. CARDI’S IS THE PEOPLES CHOICE FOR QUEEN OF RAP. Fxck snobby nicki

      • DanYiel Iman April 10, 2018

        EXACTLY SHE SUCKS!! Tricki Garbagh is a FRAUD!!

  2. Brent Christopher April 9, 2018

    The album is terrible.
    His name ONLY pushed the project.

  3. The Alpha April 10, 2018

    Do we really consider The Weeknd R&B tho? Mhmmm more like crossover contemporary but i guess!

  4. Fancy BISH April 10, 2018

    KING ??

  5. Theman April 10, 2018

    These are very good numbers without a hit & for an ep.

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