Chris Brown is closing out 2015 with a bang as his seventh studio album Royalty landed at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart in it’s opening week.
According to Nielsen Music the album sold 184,000 units, that of which 162,000 were pure album sales. The entry marks Brown’s biggest first week sales debut since his 2011 album F.A.M.E.; making it his sixth #1 solo album debut on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and his seventh Top Ten solo album debut on the Top 200 chart.
Leading up to the December 18 release of Royalty, Brown kicked off the release week with three special sold-out “Royalty Live” concerts in Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Additionally, Brown released a series of daily video premieres for tracks “Back To Sleep,” “Wrist” feature Solo Lucci,” “Anyway” featuring Tayla Parx, “Picture Me Rollin’,” and “Little More (Royalty)” featuring a cameo by his daughter Royalty.
Adele’s 25 locked up the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 and its third million-selling week in the U.S., as the set sold 1.16 million in pure album sales. Justin Bieber’s Purpose stayed steady at No. 2 with 229,000 units.
Royalty is available on iTunes and all digital platforms now. Brown has much more in store for fans in 2016, so stay tuned!