The Numbers Are In! First Week Sales To Maxwell’s “blackSUMMERS’night”
Maxwell made a return this year with the long-awaited, “blackSUMMERS’night,” which the singer dropped two weeks ago. The return however was not as triumphant as his return in 2009. That goes for both the quality and sales.
The “Lake By The Ocean” singer sold 59,000 in his first week. He debuts at #3 on the US Billboard 200. Meanwhile, it’s his third album to debut at #1 on the US “Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums” chart.
Considering the current state of R&B, these are decent numbers. However, Maxwell may not be impressed as the singer takes time off before returning with new music. This is usually done to give the public time for him to be missed. That way when he returns he’s embraced with many open arms. Hopefully, he doesn’t get the assumption that he wasn’t missed, as many were excited for the singer’s return. Personally, this doesn’t top the first album in the trilogy, although there were a few songs that I liked. (1990x, Fingers Crossed, Hostage) Perhaps it needs a few more spins, as it isn’t an album I’d really recommend others buy.
In related news, Maxwell is currently on tour. See if he’s coming to a city near you here!