6.5.2013 Uncategorized

The-Dream’s ‘IV Play’ Debuts at No. 16

The-Dream is heating up the bedroom with his baby-making jams on IV Play, but the album failed to ignite on the charts. The project debuts at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 this week.

Despite superstar features from Beyoncé and Jay-Z, the fifth album from the platinum hitmaker sold only 22,000 copies in its opening week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The numbers are significantly less than the first-week sales of his previous albums including 2010’s Love King (58,000), 2009’s Love vs. Money (151,000), and his 2007 debut LoveHate (59,000).

Meanwhile, Daft Punk tops the chart for a second consecutive week with Random Access Memories, which sold 93,000 copies. Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience remains in the top 10 at No. 9 (31,000).

British girl group Little Mix enters at No. 4 (50,000) with their debut DNA, which features appearances from Missy Elliott and TLC’s T-Boz.