While the globe’s current predicament has seen acts hit the pause button on their bops, The Weeknd pressed on with the release of his fourth album ‘After Hours.’
Preceded by singles ‘Heartless’ and ‘Blinding Lights’ (both of which topped charts worldwide), the set has been hotly tipped for big things.
With the project now in the marketplace, is it delivering? The first week predictions are in and hold the answer.
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According to Hits Daily Double, ‘After Hours’ will easily premiere at #1 on the Billboard 200 with:
[Sales Plus Streaming]
Of the total figure, streaming accounted for 160,000-200k. Elsewhere, an album/tour-ticket bundle helped generously – drumming up numbers to the tune of 200,000.
The feat sees Abel amass sales in the neighbourhood of the 411k tallied by 2015’s ‘Beauty Behind The Madness,’ while easily besting the 348,000 achieved by 2016’s ‘Starboy.’
Perhaps most notable is that the fact that the numbers put him in contention for biggest opening of 2020. No small feat given the panic over the present pandemic.
Deserved? Let us know what you think…