The Weeknd’s ‘Trilogy’ Earns Top 5 Debut

The Weeknd

The Weeknd is starting the celebration mid-week. The Canadian singer’s major-label debut Trilogy lands at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

The three-disc set sold 86,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The project is comprised of previously released material from his mixtapes (House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence) in addition to three new bonus tracks.

The 22-year-old took to Twitter to thank his fans for their support. “Having large confidence in my fans has yet to fail me. today is a celebration,” he tweeted.

Other new entries this week include Whitney Houston’s greatest hits package I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston (No. 14) and Christina Aguilera, whose fifth album Lotus comes in at No. 7, selling 73,000 copies. Her previous album, 2010’s Bionic, debuted at No. 3 with 110,000.



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19 Comments

  1. HeavyHeavy

    Congrats. Cant wait for his debut album.

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    Tammy Reply:

    @HeavyHeavy, “They say ‘Oh you finished school?’ NO, I decided I was finished!’

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  2. ssshh

    FLOPtina needed more promo and better single choices.

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    Tammy Reply:

    @ssshh, “We’re all here for a reason on a particular path. You don’t need a curriculum to know you’re part of the math. Cats think I’m delirious but I’m so damn serious! That’s why I expose my soul to the globe, the world. I’m trying to make it better for these little boys and girls. I’m not just another individual, my spirit is a part of this. That’s why I get spiritual, but I get my hymns from Him. So it’s not me, it’s He that’s lyrical. I’m not a miracle, I’m a heaven-sent instrument
    My rhythmatic regimen navigates melodic notes for your soul and your mental. That’s why I’m instrumental. Vibrations is what I’m into. Yeah, I need my loot by rent day
    But that is not what gives me the heart of Kunte Kinte. I’m tryina give us “us free” like Cinque. I can’t stop, that’s why I’m hot. Determination, dedication, motivation. I’m talking to you, my many inspirations. When I say I can’t, let you or self down. If I were of the highest cliff, on the highest riff
    And you slipped off the side and clinched on to your life in my grip, I would never, ever let you down. And when these words are found, let it been known that God’s penmanship has been signed with a language called love. That’s why my breath is felt by the deaf. And why my words are heard and confined to the ears of the blind. But I, too, dream in color and in rhyme. So I guess I’m one of a kind in a full house.
    ‘Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul, or my mouth, a touch of God reigns out!

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  3. AllAmerykhanBoy

    Christina Is DONE !!

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy, I BEG TO DIFFER. A WHITE WOMAN IN HOLLYWOOD WITH A VOICE LIKE HERS…. SHE’LL BE JUST FINE. ALBUM SALES ARE ONLY CRUCIAL IF THE ARTIST STILL HAVE ACHIEVEMENTS TO PROVE.IE:(NICKI, RIHANNA, KE$HA) BUT CHRISTINA DONE DID IT ALL.

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    MusicJunkie Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, ‘ Gonn’ Head & Preach . Lol

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  4. Kelly

    I love this man, saw him in concert with florence and Machine and he knows how to work the stage, and he’s voice sounds great live unlike frank ocean…

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    Miszi Reply:

    @Kelly, Frank Ocean is a better lyricist though. One of the best right now. He is in my opinion at least.

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    Hank Reply:

    @Kelly, This guy has absolutely nothing on Frank Ocean. How many times and how many different ways can you sing about drugs and sex?

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  5. Kalin

    It just floors me that people would actually go out and buy music they’ve had access to for years.

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    Shade Reply:

    @Kalin, It’s called supporting an artist, most cheap people don’t.

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    Kalin Reply:

    @Shade, It’s called wasting money. Most with common sense don’t. I don’t give a damn if you do master the songs … that shows a total lack of respect for fans.

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    Jake Reply:

    @Kalin, Exactly.

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  6. The Sun

    Good for him, he deserves it. he is an excellent artist and he gave it all for free, time to support him.

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  7. Hate Nicki

    Sneeze fest

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  8. Cassive

    I’m a Weeknd fan but I’m not happy with this album, the mixtapes were great and the 3 new songs too, but all the old material, with some poorly mixed? Nah…

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  9. Rich

    First off, I have never listened to The Weeknd prior to Trilogy. Overall, I dig the album’s atmosphere and the tone of Abel’s voice; however, some tracks can be hard to decipher from one another. When they are good, they great — but when they are bad, you’ll find yourself wanting to skip to the next track.

    Standouts Tracks:
    What You Need, Wicked Games, Twenty Eight, & The Birds Pt. 1

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  10. Pour boomz RearzTues

    guess he will do better next time

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