Final Numbers Are In: Teyana Taylor’s ‘The Album’ Opens To Her Best First Week Sales Ever

Published: Monday 29th Jun 2020 by Rashad

In the two years that separated fans of Teyana Taylor from her sophomore set and its 2020 follow-up, the 29-year-old saw her social profile continue to rise on the back of a successful VH1 reality show, multiple endorsement deals, directing fellow artists’ music videos (under the name “Spike T”), touring, and more.

Those ingredients made the perfect environment for baking and unveiling her third studio effort, ‘The Album,’ which was kicked off by six critically acclaimed singles:  “How You Want It?”, “Morning”, “We Got Love”, “Made It”, “Bare with Me,” and “Wake Up Love.”  To sweeten the pot, it was lined with 23 tracks and included a “who’s who” of features including Erykah Badu, Kehlani, Lauryn Hill, Future, Rick Ross, Quavo, and Missy Elliott.

Leading Taylor to what industry analysts predicted would be the best first week sales of her career (as we reported here), look inside to see just how right they were.

Teyana Taylor’s ‘The Album’

First Week Sales (SPS):  32,000

First Week Sales (Pure):  4,000

First Week Billboard 200 Chart Placement:  #8


Industry analysts projected ‘The Album’ would shift 27,000-32,000 units first week.  Meeting the prediction’s upper limit, the project’s win not only comes as the highest first week sales for Taylor but also her highest Billboard 200 placement to date as it’s the first time one of her efforts reached the top 10.


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  1. Fancy BISH June 29, 2020

    Congrats Teyana! 🥳 Your best album!

  2. Clarks0o0ñ June 29, 2020

    But 23 tracks that all sound the same, girl?

    • Erica June 29, 2020

      You must did not listen, because it’s a diverse body of work

      • FAF June 29, 2020

        Ur listening to the intros to the songs that’s why they sound the same it runs together like brandy never say never, listen again

  3. FAF June 29, 2020

    Keep in mind she’s independent

    This is a good album very nostalgic

    • Jackx June 29, 2020

      She’s not independent. She’s signed to Kanye’s label

    • d June 29, 2020

      She is signed to Good Music she is not in indepedent Artist

  4. Nicky June 29, 2020

    Cocky Girl
    15 years in the business
    Lots of hype
    Recycled hits
    Kanye Push
    4 k pure sales

    Girl, bye

    • chilepleaseee June 29, 2020

      And I’m sure she’s still doing better than you in life. Sad.

    • Clarks0o0ñ June 29, 2020

      Normani stan getting brave

      Ur faves has only 1 solo song.
      Gurl sit down and be humble

  5. DC3 FOREVER June 29, 2020

    Not bad! I’m not a fan of her but for R&B and not being a big name these numbers are really good. CONGRATULATIONS BEAUTIFUL

  6. High Price June 29, 2020

    Yes! Congratulations Teyana! A TOP 10! She did that! The whole album is a bop! My favorite joints on “The Album” are:

    Come Back To Me
    Wake Up Love
    Ever Ever

    But I can listen to it NO SKIPS. IDK if I would say it’s her BEST yet. Only because her first album is AMAZING as well and showcased her originality and HER as an artist in my opinion! Although her current album l has a somewhat nostalgic sound, in comparison to her first album, you can definitely hear the growth of her unique style and sound. Her whole first album is my TOP favorite of hers. But I will say “The Album” is R&B at its BEST today. One of the BEST R&B albums OUT to date!

  7. Bebo+p. June 29, 2020

    Happy for her but I only like 3 song
    To many songs but not great at all

  8. Only Facts June 29, 2020

    Congrats Teyana. Also, cardis ”invasion of privacy” is still charting on the billboard 200 TWO years after its release. It is currently #92 on the billboard 200. Where is “Queen”?! Where is “trollz” in it’s second week? Yeah. That’s why nicki fans are mad. Big mad

    • King+of+Kingz June 30, 2020

      Sweetie the fact that Nicki is ALWAYS on your brain is crazy, she’s clearly an obsession. Let’s see where all these new female rappers careers are in a decade Cuz i guarantees they won’t have the longevity.

  9. Keith June 29, 2020

    Not something that’s in rotation for me, but congrats to Teyana for the benchmark!!

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