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.