Final Numbers Are In: Tank’s New Album ‘Elevation’ Sold…

Published: Tuesday 5th Nov 2019 by Rashad

After earning the first Platinum hit of his two decade long career with ‘When We’ – the lead single from his 2017 studio effort ‘Savage’ – fans of R&B singer Tank were anxious to see if the success could be duplicated for its follow-up.

Released courtesy of Atlantic Records on October 25, the new album – ‘Elevation’ – not only featured a sonic formula akin to that of its predecessor, but also upped the ante with its guest list as it featured some of Urban music’s most respected names including Chris Brown, Keith Sweat, JoJo, Luke James, and many more.  Coming as his ninth solo studio effort, ‘Elevation’ was preceded to chart battle by its singles ‘Dirty’ and ‘I Don’t Think You’re Ready’ – the former boasting a brief tenancy at the #1 spot on Billboard’s Adult R&B charts.

Yet, many feared all of that momentum was derailed when the Grammy nominee rocked headlines for controversial comments he made regarding homosexuality just days before the album’s debut (click here to read).  Was it enough to scare off his predominantly female fan base?

The answer inside:


Tank’s ‘Elevation’ Album

First Week Sales (SPS):  6,200 units

First Week Sales (Pure): 1,800 units

First Week Billboard 200 Placement:  #160


‘Elevation’ marks the first time a Tank album missed the Billboard 200 Top 40 the week of its premiere.  It comes as his lowest placement since 2010’s ‘Now Or Never’ (featuring the tracks ‘Emergency’ and ‘Sex Music’) debuted at #35.

Currently joining Fantasia, Robin Thicke, and more on the Stateside ‘Sketchbook’ tour (click here for dates), here’s hoping his efforts there help generate more buzz for the critically acclaimed project.

[sales info collected from Penske Media’s independent analytics company Alpha Data, formerly known as BuzzAngle Music]

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  1. Nicky November 5, 2019

    Interesting. I predict 1k for Camicky. No payola=no hits=no hype. Poor thang.

  2. Clarkson November 5, 2019


    Sucking dìck dont sell records.

    • ? The Real Jasmine’s Grape Juice ?? November 5, 2019

      It helped CardiBs career

      • FAF November 5, 2019

        Oh my ?

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 5, 2019

        Shut it Jawanna MAN troll. Stop using my username to spew your toxic evil ass venom

    • Mr RCW November 5, 2019

      Neither does eating p****

    • ??? November 5, 2019

      lmaoooo no wonder camillopa flops when she does solo songs lmfaoooooo

  3. Meme November 5, 2019

    Why are we still doing sales prediction post? The artist that sell big now a days have horrible music apart from Drake and Adele.

    • only facts November 5, 2019

      Respectfully, this isn’t a prediction post…this is what he sold.

      • PussyPop$tress November 5, 2019

        Also respectfully,

        These posts show us the state of the world…shout out to jj. That way we can recognize how impactful it is when an urban project slays

      • Meme November 5, 2019

        Respectfully, we shouldn’t be doing any sale post IMO.

        Also respectfully, sales have little to do with impact these days. By that logic beyonce streams should be thru the roof. All it means is that kids stream your music. I can think of 100 artist who is heavily streamed but have no major impact.

      • only facts November 5, 2019

        Meme, my earlier comment was no shade or anything. Just clarifying because we’re usually always on the same page – especially since I live for Rih 🙂

    • MessyBoots November 5, 2019

      I agree @meme

      Some folks like to hang on to Billboard chart placement a bit too heavy ESPECIALLY when streaming is your safest bet to place high on Billboard.

      NOBODY aside from a select few male rappers, K pop and country stars can barely deliver even 100k in pure sales.

  4. King Khia November 5, 2019

    Damn. All that promotion over d—- suckin’ didn’t help. Where was the homo support???

    • Jay November 5, 2019

      Homos don’t equal d*** sucking first of all. There is more to us than sexual interaction and preference. We do sustain loving, and life-long relationships believe it or not. As for Tank, he is super talented and makes good music. However, I am just not a fan of his. Point, blank, period.

      • Chyle Please November 5, 2019

        You actually don’t! It’s all about sucking random d*** and swallowing hella c**! Just to fill your black book with DL names and brag with your other queens. ?

  5. only facts November 5, 2019

    Damn. Pretty soon people are going to be selling 100 copies of albums. I remember 8 years ago when R&B albums were only selling 50k first week and we deemed that a flop. Like, damn. Streaming ruined the music industry.

    All that to say I don’t F with Tank though. He tried to use his controversial comment for publicity and it didn’t work. Don’t use the gay community to sell records.

    • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 5, 2019

      AMEN i agree 100 percent!

      • ? The Real Jasmine’s Grape Juice ?? November 5, 2019

        Girl shouldn’t you be douching that turtle ? tank pusssssssy of yours

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 5, 2019

        Shut it Jawanna Man TRASH. ? stealing my username F A G

    • November 5, 2019

      How do you know it didn’t work? he might have sold way less if he hadn’t pulled that stunt.

      • only facts November 5, 2019

        LOL. True.

  6. Christopher Gomes November 5, 2019

    Ppl are so lazy period don’t wanna buy s***

    • ? The Real Jasmine’s Grape Juice ?? November 5, 2019

      Says the girl who sells her body for money

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 5, 2019

        Shut it Jawanna Man troll

  7. Casual November 5, 2019

    His numbers were better than what I predicted before scrolling down to see. I had predicted 4k pure and 4.5k SPS.

  8. J November 5, 2019

    Damn. Tanked for real lol

    • Jeans November 5, 2019


  9. SMH November 5, 2019

    Let’s be honest here, he would have sold those numbers even without his comments. That’s just how R&B is selling nowadays, Fantasia BARELY sold more than this.

  10. High Price November 5, 2019

    Wow! I honestly predicted at least 20k and up for him. With the dance challenges to his music and promo he did smh. Wow!. But I did check it out and I only like the “I don’t think you’re ready” joint. The album is kind of all over the place sound wise on the R&B tip.

  11. Swirly November 5, 2019

    It’s what he deserves. D*** sucking comments aside, the album is whack. It sounds like a continuation of his last few albums. Tank is an amazing vocalist, but being the Uncle version of Trey Songz isn’t working for him anymore.

    Oh well, he will probably be able to tour successfully.

  12. Danny Bey November 5, 2019

    Serves him right. For the way he dogged Moniece out publicly just for some radio clout. He’s a cornball

  13. ??‍♀️Jazzy Da Bi Asian ??‍♀️Not ? TROLLmine ??‍♀️Nor ? TRASHmine November 5, 2019

    His album is better than most albums out this year, male or female of any genre. His sales don’t benefit me any. His craft is on point tho and I’ll take quality over a garbage number 1 any day. He makes real music

  14. Interac November 5, 2019

    I’ve always appreciated more of what he does behind the scenes for other artists. I’m waiting to hear how his studio session with Monica turned out.

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