Trey Songz Scores First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart
Trey Songz finally nabs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as Chapter V bows atop the list with 135,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
It's the R&B singer's fifth full-length studio album and follows 2010's Passion, Pain & Pleasure, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 with 240,000. It was just barely beaten to the pole position that week by Linkin Park's also-debuting A Thousand Suns. The latter set started with just 1,000 copies more (241,000).
Each of Songz' albums have peaked progressively higher on the Billboard 200, culminating in his first No. 1 this week. His debut set, 2005's I Gotta Make It, topped out at No. 20. It was followed by 2007's Trey Day, which hit No. 11. Then Ready reached No. 3 in 2009, and of course, Passion claimed the No. 2 slot.
So far, Chapter V has collected a pair of top 10 singles on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart: "Heart Attack" (No. 3) and "2 Reasons" (No. 8).
(For chart-watchers out there, this is the second album named Chapter V to reach No. 1. Rock band Staind also claimed a No. 1 debut with its same-named set in 2005.)
Chapter V is the first of four debuts in the top 10 this week on the Billboard 200, as DJ Khaled's Kiss the Ring is the tally's second-biggest arrival. The set starts at No. 4 with 41,000 -- Khaled's seventh chart hit and fourth top 10 overall. His last release, 2011's We the Best Forever, debuted and peaked at No. 5 with 53,000 sold in its first week.
Owl City's The Midsummer Station starts at No. 7 with 30,000, marking the act's third top 10 set. The album's current single, "Good Time" (with Carly Rae Jepsen), has been percolating in the top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100 for the past month.
Owl City's last full-length set, 2011's All Things Bright and Beautiful, debuted and peaked at No. 6 with a 48,000 start. However, the album only spent nine weeks on the tally -- a meager total compared with the 56 frames the act's debut album, Ocean Eyes, spent on the list. ( Ocean was fueled by the No. 1 Hot 100 single "Fireflies.") It's probably safe to suspect that the new album could have a longer shelf life than All Things on the chart, thanks to the popularity of his Jepsen collaboration.