Ne-Yo's 'R.E.D.' Lands Top 5 Debut
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.”
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