Ne-Yo’s ‘R.E.D.’ Lands Top 5 Debut

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Ne-Yo is painting the charts R.E.D. The R&B crooner grabs the No. 4 spot on the Billboard 200 this week with his latest album.

The project sold 66,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Led by the hit single “Let Me Love You,” R.E.D. marks Ne-Yo’s fifth straight top 10 album since the release of his 2006 debut In My Own Words. His 2010 set Libra Scale sold 112,000 copies in its opening week.

Despite R.E.D. being the lowest first week of his career, Ne-Yo was not upset. “Some may see failure in this. I don’t,” he wrote. “I see that I now have 5 top 10 albums, I see that 66,000 people cared enough to drop everything and go get it first week, I see the great reviews the album is getting from critics and fans alike. Where some may choose to see failure, I choose to see more reasons to be grateful. Thank you.”

Another Red album tops the charts for the third week as Taylor Swift sells an additional 196,000, bringing her total to 1.75 million.



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23 Comments

  1. ayo

    i wont lie mehn, dis sales is kinda poor for neyos caliber, even with a smash “let me love you” single on radio and the huge promotion, i was expecting to do above 150k, if the likes of meek and kendrik can do dat. The sales r even worse than libra scale which was suppose to be a flop.

    Neyo still has the talent and he is still a great songwriter, so fuck sales mehn

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    niuhuskie Reply:

    @ayo, i agree the sales are terrible. Neyo’s character and attitude is not appealing and that is what hurts an artist. If people dont like you you wont get that exposure no matter if your music is good or not, in his case his music usually is a hit or miss. But his character is terrible, u c he wrote for beyonce and broadcasted that and now she hasnt worked with him sense, despite the fact that it irreplaceable was a hit. No one is checking for him. Put him on the list with ludacris, T.I., Jeezy and hang them up. LOL, I just realized these are all ATL cats.

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    miles Reply:

    @niuhuskie, I guess that why his album is #4 and his song I’ms at #8. No one checking for him

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  2. Quest

    66K? He split this album in half for pop and R&B fans and the album is good! Disappointed.

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  3. AAA

    Whelp this what happens when music is downloaded illegally, and how big relevance plays apart in today’s world…because back in 97-99. 66,000 could’ve of been sold in a day. You wanna blame someone blame the society for being to cheap to buy albums, and claim they are “true fans”

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    Imani Reply:

    @AAA, not an excuse. Adele still sells. Taylor sells. Beyonce sells. Nobody was here for Ne-yo or any other artist jumping on generic dance music trend. That is the easiest way to flop.

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  4. Pereezy.Tunechi YMCMB MMG

    He ain’t Winnin!!! The Album is Wack as F**k
    I Bought that S**t and Soo Desappointed!!!
    Trigga’s Album is 100 Times better

    Trigga still The Young King Of RnB

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    yup i said it Reply:

    @Pereezy.Tunechi YMCMB MMG, no u dont know good music when u hear it

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    HabaneroDro Reply:

    @yup i said it, It’s really not good imo.. Im such a huge fan but it’s nowhere near his potential. He even says in the album his motivation has been low. Something needs to light that fire in his life, he should be making classics not just flavor of the month albums

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  5. Meme

    Very well said neyo. That’s the type of attitude you should have. I can appreciate him saying thank you to the 66k ppl who went out and got it becuz they didn’t have too. Other artist shud have this kinda attitude. We don’t have to go out and purchase music. It’s our choice, and they need to be grateful like neyo

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  6. yup i said it

    it was a good album its one of my favorite… ne-yo is still one of the best r&b singers out

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  7. MonkeyMan

    This is the issue…White people support they favourite artist like Taylor and Adele. Black peeps dont check for nobody unless its free. Sad!

    If white people stop supporting black artists that will be it. Its a real shame.

    Next year no RnB music will be in the top 100.

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  8. Bri

    He deserved it. He doesn’t do much for this Album… you can see it on the tracks there are many tracks who was leaked but he doesn’t recored new one he used the leaked songs on the album…

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    miles Reply:

    @Bri, didn’t they weeknd and Miguel just release albums with leaked song and prwviously recorded songs

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  9. A

    This the norm for R&B releases. Everyone called Brandy a flop for the same numbers but the reality is if you are an “R&B” artist no one has really been doing crazy numbers. Its sad that the genre doesn’t get the attention it once did.

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  10. let's see

    let’s see how the weeknd does

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  11. Kwame louder

    So far brandy has sold over 130k!!!

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  12. Dardo

    Neyo doesn’t sell albums because he now makes dance music with no soul and people don’t trust in him anymore. If you try to be likeable to everyone, at the end anyone likes you. . .

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    miles Reply:

    @Dardo, I guess more ppl buy Chris Brown music because it has way more soul and sound

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    Dardo Reply:

    @miles, I’m not talking about the soul the person has, I’m talking about the music. Neyo doesn’t believe in what he is doing, just wanna sell records. I remember him saying in twitter “coming back to the classic rnb sound” when he release “lazy song”. It doesn’t work, so let’s come back to dance music. Sorry, but I cannot believe in him anymore.

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  13. miles

    Y’all have terrible reason as to why it didn’t sell. “Ppl didn’t buy it cause he went pol. The album had no soul. No one checking for him.” Brandy album sold around 65k too. According to this site everyone was checking for Two Eleven. Why didn’t that sell? Miguel’s album was pure r&b and soul. Everyone calling him an r&b savior. Why didn’t he sell more than 70k?

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  14. Elijah

    The album was actually REALLY good. I literally like 95% of the songs on the album. I promise you, if you actually give the album a chance you WON’T regret it.

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  15. tuedsyo Boomz

    guess Red stand for something else since he title that album of his. aslo he got some Good Music on this album maybe some people don’t like some of his song on this Red Album

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