The Weeknd Nearly Tops Billboard 200 with ‘Kiss Land’, 2 Chainz & Janelle Monae Albums Debut Strong
The R&B crooner moved 95,000 copies of 'Kiss Land' in its first week of release, earning a No. 2 spot on the chart. The collection fell 3,000 units short behind the No. 1 debut of Urban's 'Fuse,' which moved 95,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (via Billboard).
Despite not having a radio single or even a top 10 hit, the singer's No. 2 placement on the Billboard 200 is still quite an impressive feat. So no need for the sad faces XO fans.
Elsewhere on the tally, 2 Chainz premiered at No. 3 with 'B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time,' earning 63,000 copies moved. R&B superstar Janelle Monae secured her first top 10 album with 'The Electric Lady.' The collection finished at No. 5 with 47,000 units sold.
Rounding out the Top 10 is Tamar Braxton's 'Love and War' at No. 8 with 35,000 discs bought, Ariana Grande's 'Yours Truly' at No. 9 with 31,000 copies sold and John Legend's 'Love in the Future' at No. 10 with 30,000 units pushed.