March 6 brought with it the highly anticipated release of Jhené Aiko‘s third album, ‘Chilombo.’
Led to chart battle by singles ‘Triggered,’ ‘None of Your Concern (featuring boyfriend Big Sean), and ‘P*$$Y Fairy,’ the star-studded LP – which also counted some of Urban music’s biggest names like Nas, H.E.R., John Legend, Ab-Soul, Ty Dolla $ign, Future, Miguel, and more as guests – was an out-of-the-box critical success as it received thumbs up from some of the industry’s most recognized critics.
Originally predicted to see that fanfare mirrored commercially to the tune of 90,000 units shifted its first week (as we first reported here), that figure almost doubled when receipts were counted for the singer’s tour bundle which allowed one copy of ‘Chilombo’ to accompany any ticket purchased for her forthcoming ‘Magic Hour Tour’ (click here for dates).
The result? Aiko debuted on this week’s Billboard 200 with the highest first week sales of her career. Details inside:
Jhené Aiko’s ‘Chilombo’
First Week Sales (SPS): 152,000