Tyrese’s Black Rose Lands at the Top of the U.S. Album Chart for First Number One
Tyrese, the R&B singer and Furious 7 star, hits the top of the Billboard 200 with his latest album, Black Rose – almost 17 years after he first landed on the countdown.
We did it!!!! BREAKING!!! First week of domestic #BlackRose sales? (( I will reveal the international sales tomorrow..)) I dug deep and inspired you into a statement!! 86,400 sold… And only 105k was shipped! ( retailers wouldn’t take a bigger order cause R&B don’t sell )… Thank you!!! Thank you.. My independent album sold 86,400 + copies in its first week…. #1 on the R&B Billboard charts and #1 on the TOP 200 – ( the first #1 album and top 200 for me in 20 years of music ).. I’ve leaned that Pride and EGO is the #1 career and relationship killer…Thank You father God. I have NO pride or ego when it comes to going ALL OUT to produce results… I am pride-less. And Gods favor has been priceless. #NoPride #VoltronChairman#VoltronEntertainment The bible says “Pride cometh before a fall.” Thank you father God for not letting anything embarrassing happen to me and for constantly sending your love angels to keep me encouraged throughout this 3 1/2 year grueling and very emotionally draining process….. I guess it’s true… “the dept of your struggle will determine the height of your success” #TeamBlackRose and #TeamVoltron and more importantly YOU the fans and supporters We did it!! We made a statement….. R&B is still very much ALIVE…. And R&B consumers are still very much here you were just waiting on #BlackRose Embrace and enjoy this #BlackRose album it’s my baby its my heart… It’s my BEST!!
Though the demand for Tyrese’s album is strong, with over 86,400 albums sold in the first week, an article in Spin declares that his success is attributed to a lack of true competition. Author Andrew Unterberger writes, “First, as is usually the case when an album makes an unexpected appearance on top of the charts, it was something of a slow sales week. With no particularly strong new releases this week to provide competition — the Kidz Bop 29 compilation was the biggest threat, debuting at No. 4 with 41,000 equivalent units sold — Black Rose was able to cruise to the top fairly easily.”
Rapper Meek Mill’s, “Dreams Worth More Than Money,” slips to two on the new chart, while Taylor Swift’s 1989 spends another week in the top three at three.
Compilation Kidz Bop 29 debuts at four and Ed Sheeran’s X drops a spot to five.