It’s going to be a long journey for Usher, ain’t it? Despite being the massive crossover success, topping charts across the boards from R&B, Hip Hop, Dance and more – next week will feature some abysmal first week sales from the phenomenon known as Usher. According to Hits Daily Double, Usher’s Looking 4 Myself is indeed expected to top the charts but far less than his last album Raymond v. Raymond which sold 329k in it’s first week.
Usher may be Looking 4 Myself, but you can find the RCA R&B star at the top of the HITS album chart next week.
His new album will debut at #1 with a total between 120-130k, 200k less than the first-week sales for his last album, Raymond v. Raymond, which came out Easter week in March 2010 with 329k following his mentoring appear on American Idol. That one went on to sell 1.3 million.
The results are based on one-day sales reports from those music retailers who haven’t converted their stores to laser-tag warehouses.
This would be by far the biggest blow to Usher right about now. While they’re throwing him on television, the internet, and everywhere else – the buzz that normally sounds an Usher album hasn’t exactly been there. But judging from the overall sound of the album, they have enough hits on the album to rebound from this first week flop to obtain a platinum album.