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Tyrese’s “Black Rose” Officially Debuted with 74K Album Sales

The inaugural Friday-Thursday tracking week caused calculation issues for Nielsen Music and Billboard, which at least twice re-issued album sales data.

Data for the July 10-16 tracking period is finally official, and it confirms that Tyrese’s “Black Rose” debuted with approximately 74,000 first week sales.

The tally earned “Black Rose” the #1 spot on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart. It was the first Tyrese release to ever win a weekly sales race.

With Track Equivalent Album (10 single sales = 1 album sale) and Streaming Equivalent Album (1500 single streams = 1 album sale) data included, “Black Rose” posted a first week consumption total of 77,000. That was enough for a #1 debut on the revamped, consumption-oriented Billboard 200.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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