Trey Songz Gets First No. 1 Album

Trey Songz finally nabs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as “Chapter V” bows atop the list with 135,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan.

It’s the R&B singer’s fifth full-length studio album and follows 2010′s “Passion, Pain & Pleasure,” which debuted and peaked at No. 2 with 240,000. It was beaten to the pole position that week — just barely — by Linkin Park’s also-debuting “A Thousand Suns.” The latter set started with just 1,000 copies more — 241,000.

Each of Songz’s albums have peaked progressively higher on the Billboard 200, culminating in his first No. 1 this week. His debut set, 2005′s “I Gotta Make It,” topped out at No. 20 and it was followed by 2007′s “Trey Day,” which hit No. 11. Then “Ready” reached No. 3 in 2009 and of course, “Passion” claimed the No. 2 slot.

So far, “Chapter V” has collected a pair of top 10 singles on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in “Heart Attack” (No. 3) and “2 Reasons” (No. 8).


(For chart-watchers out there, this is the second album named “Chapter V” to reach No. 1. Rock band Staind also claimed a No. 1 debut with its same-named set in 2005.)

“Chapter V” is the first of four debuts in the top 10 this week on the Billboard 200, as DJ Khaled’s “Kiss the Ring” is the tally’s second-biggest arrival. The set starts at No. 4 with 41,000 — Khaled’s seventh chart hit and fourth top 10 overall. His last release, 2011′s “We the Best Forever,” debuted and peaked at No. 5 with 53,000 sold in its first week.

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