Trey Songz may have slipped a little on the Billboard 200, but his latest album is still holding onto the top 10 this week.
Trigga, the follow-up to the crooner’s 2012 record Chapter V, hit retail shelves on the first day of July. Since its arrival, Trey has sold upwards of 160,000 copies of his sixth studio effort. That number will likely grow quite a bit before the summer wraps up.
According to XXL, Trey Songz landed at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 this week. The album sold approximately 21,000 copies over the past seven days. This was apparently enough for Songz to hold onto the top 10. Unless Trey enjoys a healthy sales boost, the album is currently on-track to tumble out of the top 10.
Trey Songz reached out to some of his famous friends when he decided to hit the studio during the Trigga sessions. Not only did the singer team up with Nicki Minaj for the track “Touchin, Lovin,” he also recorded a tune with controversial pop star Justin Bieber. In Songz’s humble opinion, Bieber is hitting his stride as an artist.
He told Billboard magazine:
“I really like the way he’s developing as an artist. With the latest thing that’s come out, with him saying the n-word years ago, I think for him to develop as an artist and do whatever it is that he wants to do, musically, and take all the scrutiny that he does, I think it’s hard to deal with. Being a young man, having [the] world on your shoulders like he does and having the world watch you grow up and judge every step into manhood you take… I think he does a great job with it.”
Trey Songz also explained why Drake doesn’t appear on Trigga. Although the guys intended to record a few tunes, their busy scheduled ultimately derailed their plans.
“We’d see each other a lot, like friends do. Then, he got busy. I got busy. We’re still homies. I still love Drake to death, but we’re aren’t as close because of that. I think there will be a time when we make music together just as we did before. But right now it’s just two men on their own mission to plant their own imprint on the world.”
Did you pick up a copy of Trey Songz’s new album? Are you surprised the record is still in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart?
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