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
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.