Trey Songz Scores Second No. 1 Album With 'Trigga'

11:03 AM PST 07/09/2014 by Keith Caulfield, Billboard

Robin Thicke's "Paula" is the third new entry in the top 10, as it bows at No. 9.

R&B singer Trey Songz secures his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as Trigga debuts atop the list. The set, which was released on July 1, sold 105,000 copies in the week ending July 6, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Songz also saw his last album, 2012's Chapter V, open at No. 1, selling 135,000 in its first week. While Trigga does give Songz his second leader, it does so with his smallest opening sales week for a full-length album since 2007's Trey Day launched at No. 11 with 73,000.

Trigga's most recent Billboard Hot 100 hit single, "Na Na," peaked at No. 22 on the chart dated April 26. On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, it climbed to No. 7 -- his 19th top 10 effort.

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Trigga also happens to be the second No. 1 in-a-row for Atlantic Records, as it follows Ed Sheeran's x, which debuted in the penthouse a week ago. Sheeran's album slips to No. 2 with 53,000 (down 75 percent). (Trigga was released on the Songbook imprint through Atlantic.)

Sam Smith's In the Lonely Hour falls one rung to No. 3, selling 45,000 (down 33 percent).

Rock band Seether claims its fourth top 10 album, as Isolate and Medicate bows at No. 4 with a little more than 37,000. The group's last studio release, 2011's Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray, debuted and peaked at No. 2 off a 61,000 start.

The Frozen soundtrack spends its 28th consecutive week in the top five, as it stays put at No. 5 with 37,000 (down 2 percent). This is also its 30th straight week in the top 10 -- a streak that started on the Dec. 28, 2013-dated chart.

New pop/rock band MAGIC! opens at No. 6 with Don't Kill the Magic, selling just under 36,000. The album is powered by the hit single "Rude," which rose to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 dated July 12.

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Miranda Lambert's Platinum climbs 8-7 on the new Billboard 200 with 25,000 (down 12 percent) and Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence slides 4-8 with just under 25,000 (down 44 percent).

Robin Thicke's Paula is the third new entry in the top 10, as it bows at No. 9 with 24,000. It's the R&B singer's fifth top 10 set, but starts far slower than his last album, 2013's Blurred Lines. That effort was his first No. 1, opening in the top slot with a career-high sales week of 177,000 -- powered by the ubiquitous title track. "Paula," which is titled after Thicke's estranged wife Paula Patton, is Thicke's lowest debut sales week since 2007, when The Evolution of Robin Thicke launched with 20,000.

Country artist Colt Fold closes out the top 10 with his second top 10 effort, Thanks for Listening, debuting at No. 10 with 23,000. The genre-bending set is guest-studded (Keith Urban, Lee Brice and Jerrod Niemann, among others, are featured) and follows Ford's 2012 album Declaration of Independence, which debuted and peaked at No. 5 (31,000 first week).

Over on the Digital Songs chart, Sam Smith holds at No. 1 with "Stay With Me," selling 185,000 downloads (down 12 percent). MAGIC!'s "Rude" is also steady at No. 2, with 180,000 (down 15 percent). Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, rounds out the top three, stationary at No. 3 with 171,000 (down 4 percent).

5 Seconds of Summer's "Amnesia" is the top debut, entering at No. 4 with 162,000. It's the best sales week yet for the band, which has commercially released five songs from its upcoming full-length self-titled debut album (due on July 22).

Ariana Grande's "Break Free," featuring Zedd, follows closely behind 5 Seconds of Summer, opening at No. 5 with 161,000. Grande is also at No. 6 with "Problem," featuring Azalea, down two spots with 146,000 (down 4 percent).

Nico & Vinz's "Am I Wrong" descends 6-7 with 126,000 (down 14 percent), Jason Derulo's "Wiggle," featuring Snoop Doggy, falls 7-8 with 120,000 (up less than 1 percent) and Maroon 5's "Maps" dips 8-9 with 104,000 (down less than 1 percent). Charli XCX's "Boom Clap" holds at No. 10 with 97,000 (down 3 percent).

Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending July 6) totaled 4.25 million units, down 1 percent compared with the sum last week (4.29 million) and down 12 percent compared with the comparable sales week of 2013 (4.86 million). Year to date album sales stand at 125.14 million, down 15 percent compared to the same total at this point last year (146.85 million).

Digital track sales this past week totaled 21.30 million downloads, down 1 percent compared with last week (21.48 million) and down 13 percent stacked next to the comparable week of 2013 (24.41 million). Year to date track sales are at 614.85 million, down 13 percent compared to the same total at this point last year (706.60 million).

Next week's Billboard 200 competes with the same week in 2013 when: Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail debuted at No. 1 with 527,000, while Ciara's self-titled album started at No. 2 with 58,000.

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