Ne-Yo
2.4.2015

Ne-Yo Earns Top 5 Debut with ‘Non-Fiction’

Ne-Yo returns to the charts this week with Non-Fiction.

The R&B crooner’s sixth album opens at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 with 59,000 units. Of that number, 82 percent were traditional album sales. Ne-Yo also scores a No. 1 debut on the R&B Albums chart.

Non-Fiction marks his sixth consecutive top 10 album. His previous set, 2012’s R.E.D., debuted at No. 4 with 66,000 copies sold.

Taylor Swift’s 1989 (101,000), Ed Sheeran’s x (74,000), and Meghan Trainor’s Title (68,000) occupy the top 3 spots this week.

Elsewhere on the chart, Mark Ronson’s Uptown Special rises 10-7 with 49,000 units, while Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint slides 6-8 with 48,000.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Taylor Swift – 1989 – 101,000
2. Ed Sheeran – x – 74,000
3. Meghan Trainor – Title – 68,000
4. Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour – 60,000
5. Ne-Yo – Non-Fiction – 59,000
6. Fall Out Boy – American Beauty/American Psycho – 55,000
7. Mark Ronson – Uptown Special – 49,000
8. Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint – 48,000
9. Maroon 5 – V – 43,000
10. 2015 Grammy Nominees – 34,000