Chris Brown‘s ‘moon’ is landing at number 1.
Digitally released on Tuesday, October 31, with physical CDs available on Friday (Nov. 3), the R&B superstar’s eighth studio album Heartbreak on a Full Moon debuts this week at #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #3 on Billboard 200 chart, with 68,000 units (25,000 traditional) sold in its first week.
Despite the short sales week, Heartbreak marks the Grammy-winning multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter’s seventh #1 debut on the R&B/Hip-Hop album chart and eighth Top Ten solo album debut on the Billboard 200 chart.
Boasting 45 tracks, the star-studded set features appearances from R. Kelly and Jhené Aiko (“Juicy Booty”), DeJ Loaf and Lil Yachty (“Handle It”), plus Usher and Gucci Mane on the single “Party.”
Other guests include Ty Dolla $ign and Verse Simmonds (“Only 4 Me”), Yo Gotti, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and Kodak Black (“Pills & Automobiles”), as well as Future and Young Thug (“High End”).
Heartbreak is the follow-up to Brown’s 2015 album Royalty. “With this album, I wanted to capture all bases of who my audience like and what songs they can actually identify with,” he explained in a recent interview on Hot 97. “More R&B, all my girl fans love it, you gon’ have it. More pop, you gon’ have it. But it’s still gonna be my essence.”