John Legend may have given his latest album, ‘Bigger Love,’ one of the biggest promo pushes any Urban act has seen this year, but those combined efforts didn’t result in much love from music buyers.
Released June 19, the LP – preceded by singles ‘Actions,’ ‘Conversations in the Dark,’ and its title track – went to chart battle with little buzz despite a media onslaught that featured appearances in or on high profile print, television, radio, and Web outlets.
Industry analysts suggested ‘Bigger’s first week sales would lodge Legend’s lowest ever (as we reported here). Now that all sales and streams have been tallied, it seems their assessment was accurate.
Look inside to see just how many units the opus shifted:
John Legend’s ‘Bigger Love’
First Week Sales (SPS): 26,000
First Week Sales (Pure): 12,500
First Week Billboard 200 Placement: #19
The personal milestone was previously held by his 2016 effort, ‘Darkness and Light,’ which bowed at #14 on the chart with first week sales of 38,000 (SPS). Featuring high-profile guest stars Gary Cark Jr., Jhene Aiko, and Koffee, listen to ‘Bigger’ by clicking here.
Look below to see who joins John in the top 25 on this week’s TGJ Chart Check: Billboard 200 edition.
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