November 21 brought with it news Tinashe had stormed digital charts with the release of her first independent project, ‘Songs For You.’
A 16-track set all written by the 26-year-old and featuring the likes of 6LACK, G-Eazy, Ms. Banks, and more, ‘Songs’ – despite serving as the singer’s inaugural offering post-departing RCA Records – served no shortage of polish longtime fans have come to expect from the diva.
Now under the management of Roc Nation, the ‘Die a Little Bit’-led effort was alive and well at retail with reports suggesting she was outpacing the numbers of some of the day’s top sellers including Kanye West and more. And, while Tinashe’s already made it well known she’s not concerned with charts (click here to read), look inside to see how ‘Songs’ stacked up against the competition on the refreshed Billboard 200:
Tinashe’s ‘Songs For You’
First Week Sales (SPS): 6,900
First Week Sales (Pure): 830
Debut Billboard 200 Position: #147
Despite its critical acclaim, ‘Songs’ comes as the singer’s lowest debut placement since 2016’s ‘Nightride’ (which premiered at #89 on the Billboard 200). A contextual win from where we stand given a) the lack of promotion afforded the effort and b) the commercial nonperformance of its leading singles, the album serves as a means to sate fans and prove to major labels her name alone is enough to get people talking and listening.