Trey Songz’ ‘Trigga’ Beats Robin Thicke’s ‘Paula’ For Top Spot On Billboard 200
Trey Songz hit the mark with his new album Trigga. Mr. Steal Your Girl moved 105,000 units in first week sales, landing him the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top 200. This is the second consecutive time Songz won the battle of the charts. His 2012 LP Chapter V sold 135,000 copies upon release. Trigga took to Twitter and Instagram to e-toast his accomplishment, sending out a humble “thank you” tweet to fans and later inviting anyone who was in DC to slide by Opera for some celebratory festivities.
Thank you to everyone who went and spent their hard earned money on my album. #TRIGGA #1 because of you all. I'm forever grateful. #LOVE
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) July 8, 2014
Meanwhile, Robin Thicke didn’t fare so well. The lovesick soul man got left behind with his latest offering, Paula, selling a modest 24,000 copies (#9 on Billboard). Thicke’s collection of brokenhearted ballads dedicated to estranged wife Paula Patton played especially poorly in the UK where it reportedly only sold 530 copies. The performance is a far cry from Thicke’s 2013 Blurred Lines which sold a whopping 177,000 copies and shot him to the top of the charts last year. The absence of a bonafide hit (see “Blurred Lines”) and Thicke’s string of public take-me-back stunts may be to blame for the sad sales.