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.
— 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.