October 11th marked the long-awaited release of Fantasia‘s sixth studio effort, ‘Sketchbook.’
Coming as the Grammy winner’s first project released without the backing of a major label, the era was kicked off by the high-powered R&B ballad, ‘Enough.’ As critical acclaim rolled in for the single’s follow-ups, ‘PTSD,’ ‘Bad Girl,’ and ‘Holy Ghost,’ Fannie hit the promo trail in support of the LP. Touching TV, radio, Web, and print in the blitz (click here to read her interview with That Grape Juice), the diva revealed ‘Sketchbook’ is not only her most personal album to date but also her best work yet.
Did fans agree? Look inside to see just where the set landed on the refreshed Billboard 200:
First Week Sales (SPS): 10,000
First Week Chart Placement: #62
With sales equivalence of 10,000 units shifted in its first week of availability, ‘Sketchbook’ marks the singer’s lowest inaugural week sales to date. Debuting at #62 on the Billboard 200, it not only ranks as her lowest first week placement but also comes as the first of her six studio efforts to debut outside of the top 20.