Trey Songz may have slipped a bit on the Billboard 200 albums chart, but the singer’s newest album Trigga is still holding very strong.
After moving an additional 33,490 copies during its second week of release, Trey Songz’s latest record arrived at number five on the aforementioned list. The crooner and his label scored a major hit when the album landed at in the top spot one week after it officially arrived on retail shelves. Thumbs up all around.
According to XXL, Trey Songz was bumped from the top spot by Sia’s 100 Forms Of Fear. The Australian singer’s latest outing sold 52,165 during the first seven days of release. The website believes that Trey should have no trouble hanging around the upper portion of the Billboard 200 thanks to songs like “Cake” and “Na Na.”
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The Inquisitr previously reported that Trey Songz managed to sell 105,000 copies of his latest album in one week. This allowed him to easily slide into the number one position. Trey also received some extremely positive reviews from critics, which may help Songz enjoy a bit of longevity in the charts. Every little bit helps.
Spin magazine’s Anupa Mistry opined:
“‘Trigga’ isn’t as cohesive as 2009’s ‘Ready,’ but it’s a sublime, soulful convergence of the sonic minimalism and oil-slicked synths of today’s hip-hop and R&B (courtesy, mostly, of Young Thug and Migos-famous producer Dun Deal), and its sound provides a charismatic contrast to its almost anhedonic pursuit of pleasure. A 20-track album (!) never felt so breezy.”
Mistry wasn’t the only person who enjoyed the tunes. Andy Kellman over at All Music also had some positive words for Trey Songz and his latest album:
“Mr. Steal Your Girl is up to his old tricks on his sixth album, throughout which he relishes his playboy status more than ever… This is, no doubt, one of the most flagrantly lecherous commercial R&B albums of its time. It also has sharp hooks and slick productions to spare. Those who are justifiably opposed to it on principle might find it all the more obnoxious that it comes from a proficient vocalist whose melodicism is almost unrivaled.”
Regardless of what folks might think about Trey Songz and his new record, apparently it’s flying off the shelves at a reasonable pace. Did you pick up a copy of Trigga? What did you think about the R&B crooner’s latest endeavor?
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