Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Trey Songz Misses Top 10 For First Time Since 2007 with ‘Back Home’

Published: Wednesday 21st Oct 2020 by Rashad

Despite seeing his new album, ‘Back Home,’ best industry analyst prediction (as previously reported here), ‘I Gotta Make It’ maestro Trey Songz didn’t make the Billboard 200’s top 10 for the first time in over 13 years.

The 22-track LP’s arrival was trumpeted by official and buzz singles ‘Back Home, ‘I Know a Love,’ ‘Two Ways,’ ‘I Know a Love,’ ‘Circles,’ and ‘2020 Riots.’  Though unveiled to critical acclaim, the tunes’ failure to impact the Hot 100 seemed indicative of the lack of buzz surrounding the project at large.

Delivered as the first effort of his career to hit shelves without a charting single preceding it, the October 9-released set was initially projected to debut outside the Billboard 200’s top 20 to sales equivalence of less than 21,000.  While he managed to outpace predictions on the sales and chart placement front, the relative win still marked a negative milestone for the R&B heartthrob.

See what we mean inside:


Trey Songz’ ‘Back Home’

First-Week Sales (SPS):  23,500

First-Week Sales (Pure): 4,400

First-Week Billboard 200 Placement: #15

The #15 opening may serve as the week’s highest debut among all artists on the refreshed Billboard 200, but the premiere placement lands Songz his lowest first-week Billboard 200 placement since his 2005 debut album, ‘I Gotta Make It’ (which premiered at #20).

Further, the 23,500 units shifted by ‘Back Home’ marks Songz’ lowest first-week commercial performance to date.

Look below to see who joins the GRAMMY nominee on this week’s ‘TGJ Chart Check: Billboard 200.’


Billboard 200 This Week


[sales info collected from Penske Media’s independent analytics company Alpha Data, formerly known as BuzzAngle Music]

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  1. Nicky October 21, 2020

    Brandy and Trey Songz did similar numbers; Brandy more pure sales

    But Brandy is independent. Try Songz is still with Atlantic

    Brandy did well considering she’s 26 years in the game

  2. Gee October 22, 2020

    Trey has not evolved artistically, also the allegations that have been brought against him from different women does not help him either.

  3. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(drink my diva cup ☕️) October 22, 2020

    Only if he joined onlyfan…. the album might boasted to top 5 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿

  4. QUEENDOM October 22, 2020

    Lol we won’t forget how he did the Queen, the way he perpetuated the hate during the hate train. We love to see it 😅. And if y’all don’t remember look it up

  5. Jackx October 22, 2020

    The album cover is boring af and so was the singles so not surprised. Haven’t listened but I’ve heard it’s a decent album but too many songs IMO

    • Happy+n+Rich October 22, 2020

      Yes, too many similar-sounding songs. The best one sampled an old song, but I forget the name of the song and which song it sampled.

  6. Donna Shire October 26, 2020

    Instead of mentioning that his album is climbing the charts…. y’all keep spinning it in a negative way. The question is why? Who is paying y’all to sh$t on this album even though it keeps climbing the charts?

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