Trey Songz‘ sprung a surprise on fans October 2 when he revealed ‘Back Home,’ his first LP since 2017’s ‘Tremaine,’ would be released October 9 (as we reported here).
Led to chart battle on the heels of its title track and album cuts ‘Two Ways,’ ‘I Know a Love,’ ‘Circles,’ and ‘2020 Riots,’ the project marked a personal milestone for the 35-year-old heartthrob as it was his first ever to hit shelves without a Hot 100 charting single preceding it.
Unusual for the serial R&B hitmaker, the absence of a even a moderate mark on the tally may be representative of the lack of buzz surrounding the effort – a predicament which has now been reflected in industry analysts’ prediction for its first-week sales performance.
Trey Songz’ ‘Back Home’
First Week Sales Prediction (SPS): <20,000
First Week Chart Entry Prediction: <#20
Songz reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 recently (click here to read more), a circumstance that’s undoubtedly impacted his ability to optimally promote the new project.
Nevertheless, should the predictions above ring true ‘Back Home’ will not only deliver the 3x GRAMMY nominee’s worst first-week sales to date but also the first studio effort of his career to miss the top 20.
Click here to stream ‘Back Home.’