Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Nick Jonas Misses Top 10 For First Time in Solo Career with ‘Spaceman’

Published: Wednesday 24th Mar 2021 by Rashad

Last month, Nick Jonas sent his loyal fans over the moon with the surprise announcement of his third major label studio album, ‘Spaceman.’

His supporters barely had time to catch their breaths by the time they were introduced to the LP’s lead single/title track and a follow-up single, ‘This is Heaven.’  The tunes were given primo promotion via an appearance on ‘SNL’ and other premium outlets before their parent album was released on March 12 (just two weeks after it was formally announced).

While showered with critical acclaim, early indicators suggested the 11-track set was pacing to deliver his lowest first-week sales to date (among his major label offerings).  To turn the tide, Jonas surprised fans again – this time by unveiling the ‘Spaceman’ deluxe edition smack dab in the middle of the project’s inaugural sales tracking week.

Curious to see how that helped his final sales figure?  Look inside:

Nick Jonas’ ‘Spaceman’ 

First Week Sales (SPS): 26,700 units

First Week Sales (Pure): 16,000 units

Billboard 200 Debut:  #12

‘Spaceman’ may not have delivered out-of-this-world first-week figures, but the numbers are fairly in line with his previous efforts – ‘Nick Jonas’ (2014) and ‘Last Year Was Complicated’ (2016) – which delivered 37,000 and 66,000 in their respective first weeks.

Nevertheless, ‘Spaceman’ now ranks as Jonas’ lowest first-week sales performance to date, a feat accompanied by his lowest Billboard 200 entry ever (among all of his charting solo efforts).  As ‘Nick Jonas’ and ‘Last Year Was Complicated’ premiered at #6 and #2 respectively, the #12 premiere of ‘Spaceman’ also marks the first time Nick missed the top 10 with a debut.

Look below to see who joins him in the top 25 on this week’s TGJ Chart Check: Billboard 200.

Billboard 200 This Week

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

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  1. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) March 24, 2021

    Mmm hmm I know that’s right 💅🏿💅🏿 Told ya he will flop hard. What did da real DIVA said 👠? Somebody’s gonna cry tonight🤳🏿🤳🏿🤳🏿

  2. Steve March 24, 2021

    He needs to take more clothes off—always seems to help sales.

  3. Shayla Queen 👑 March 24, 2021

    Morgan Wallen #1 for a TENTH WEEK after y’all said he was cancelled! SCREAMING 🤣🤣🤣 Glad to see that most of America doesn’t fall for that s****. Plus, it’s a great album 🎶

    As for Nick, well, that’s karma for Trashy BISH 🤣 She could have waited a week for that CD and got it for only $3 now that it’s a flop 🤣🤣🤣

  4. Keeping it real March 24, 2021

    Wrong single choice. 2Drunk needs to be a single

    • Shayla Queen 👑 March 24, 2021

      And you need to be gone

  5. Tori March 24, 2021

    No one knows of the album or it’s release. Tjis is what happens when you rely on the internet and social media to promote your album because “times are different” instead if actually putting in the work to captivate the general public.

    • Shayla Queen 👑 March 24, 2021

      If you ain’t Tori Amos, SIT IT DOWN ⬇️

  6. citygirl March 24, 2021

    damn. his album is actually really good too.

  7. Fancy BISH (FCK Sewer Queen, Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 March 24, 2021

    Shayla is a JINX, I told ya’ll THAT 😂 She hates The Weeknd, and Abel (along with Harry) does bigger first week sales than ANY other male pop/R&B singing artist, FACTS lol 🤣💯 Her ugly ass was FRONT and CENTER trolling every article, and everything she LIKED did underwhelming sales! PERIODT 😂 You want the truth, you got IT 🤣 Having SAID THAT, this was Nick’s first surprise release…and everybody isn’t Beyonce 😂 Jonas Brothers did a surprise SINGLE, not album…but it’s all good, cause the album is great! ✅ Shayla, get your ugly ass in check before I pull out ALL THE RECEIPTS 🧾 lol…you a FAT JINX 🤣 You AND Stench! Nick has the flavor tho, not filler face Lana lol 🤳🏽 I purchased Harry, Abel and Nick as far as male singing solo artists…happy with ALL my purchases 🎶 I’m always ON POINT💋 FCK Bruno Thee Midget, he’s not in my music collection AT ALL 🤣

  8. Susan March 24, 2021

    Why does he think he can be a successful solo artist? Stick with your brothers. You really thought being on the voice would save this mess of an album? Just look at the name alone…spaceman??? 🙄 He’s so frustrating

    • Fancy BISH (FCK Sewer Queen, Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 March 24, 2021

      Well, I’m not delusional thinking that Nick is a selling force 😂 I know flavor Nick doesn’t do the big numbers! He’s a niche artist, but he has great solo bops that I truly enjoy! I’ll always be here for him! 🤳🏽 He’ll get back with his brothers and be more mainstream pop, but I actually prefer his side flavors…and Nick’s solo feel actually helped the sound of Jonas Brothers’ last release ✅ 🎶 He’s also a solid songwriter for himself and his brothers! 💯 And the album just came out, I really laugh at people’s one week judgements lmaooooo…what male artist DO you like, Susan?

      • Susan March 24, 2021

        The ones that get me pregnant 🤰

  9. Susan March 24, 2021

    I see future nostalgia is at #3! A YEAR after its release ☺️ Someone please remind me where romance was on the charts a year after release?

    • Fancy BISH (FCK Sewer Queen, Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 March 24, 2021

      Thank you! ✅💯 And Don’t Start Now is STILL selling! I purchased Flavor Nostalgia when it came out *SMACKS* 🤳🏽 🤣 Clarksdump ran his mouth about Dua, but where is Camicky now? And it’s funny how she turned down God Is A Woman and Anyone, and they both became HITS…she really ain’t IT lol…like damn, those songs are better than ALL her songs 😂

  10. J March 24, 2021

    Nick has never been a seller. The only reason I purchased LYWC was because it came with a free ticket to his soundcheck which was genius. And it ended up on repeat lol.

    And can’t really blame the internet as his only mode of promo. He’s performed on SNL, announced the Oscar noms, done numerous interviews and also a judge on the Voice and has millions of followers. Spaceman is a cool concept and the lyrics are actually deep but the song is pretty much the worst one on the album. The only skippable one tbh.

    Lead single should have been different, it kind of killed the buzz for the album because it sounds like Bacon and various other songs by him. People are fatigued from that.

    Songs and albums only sell these days though public consciences campaigns. Some type of buzz either from internet drama or Tiktok payola is what’s deemed as hot. Sound, look and theme is secondary.

    I love the album though – the seamless transitions make it a dope CD to listen to from start to finish. So many gems. However unless he’s naked or pandering to gays he won’t really have much of an impact. And Priyanka is also a massive cockblock. They both can get it though 😊

    I’m sure they’ll have some cute kids lol. Hopefully he’ll release at least 1 more song from the album. His music takes a while to catch on (if it ever does lol)

    • Fancy BISH (FCK Sewer Queen, Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 March 24, 2021

      I agree, although I do love the song Spaceman! Love the video too ✅💯 He still needs to get buck naked or half naked this era tho lmaooooo 👀 Drop dem draws and break the internet like he did back in the day 🤣 Those Jonas Brothers got ass and thighs chile lol

    • 1988 March 24, 2021

      You can’t say c_o-v_i-d on here? I think the word is relevant… Lmao.

    • Fancy BISH (FCK Sewer Queen, Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 March 24, 2021

      And Tay Tay was the biggest majorrrrr (lol) artist to take that sales hit first back in December of 2020 …I knew her numbers were back to earth after not being able to do Christmas, sage, lake water, cookies and hair weave bundles 🤣 But it’s all good tho, celebrate the music…cause filler face Lana already promoting her next album lmaooooooo 😂 👀 It’s called no hits lol 😂

      • Shayla Queen 👑 March 24, 2021

        Yet she’s still set to debut at #2, not #12 👀 and with more pure sales than Justin who’s set to debut at #1 and more than any your faves. I’ll say it again, PURE SALES, not free YouTube streams. And with, as you said yourself, NO HITS. Lana is an album seller, not a radio-friendly “hit” seller. End of conversation 💯

      • Fancy BISH (FCK Sewer Queen, Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 March 24, 2021

        When I say hits, I mean bops 🎶 Songs that connect with me that I can listen to for the rest of my life…if Lana’s new album has those bops for you, then those ARE hits for you 💯 I see what you’re trying to say tho….and Madonna’s iconic Like A Virgin album debuted at #70, so let’s NOT lmaooooooooo…..okurrr 🤳🏽💋

      • Shayla Queen 👑 March 24, 2021

        It may just turn out to be a slow, yet consistent seller. Some albums do that. It may just take time to catch on 💯

  11. eric March 24, 2021

    You can’t have good expectations for a rushed effort. First single was Feb. 25 and the album was out just two weeks later along with the second music video. Why the hurry?

  12. HELLOKITTY March 24, 2021

    The album isn’t good anyway.

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