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Report: NAV’s “Good Intentions” Wins US Sales Race, Debuts At #1 Overall; Kehlani Scores Personal Best Opening With “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t”

“Good Intentions,” “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t” and “Dark Lane Demo Tapes” were the top albums.

NAV - Good Intentions cover, courtesy of Republic Records

Making good on the late-week projection, NAV’s “Good Intentions” debuts at #1 in the United States for sales and overall units.

According to Hits Daily Double, the album sold 65K US copies during the May 8-14 tracking period. With units from track streams and sales included, it generated 127K overall units.

The album’s track streaming and sales figures roughly matched early projections, but the sales figure obliterated the early forecast. The discrepancy is due, in part, to far bigger-than-expected success from direct-to-consumer and merchandise bundle offerings. “Good Intentions” also benefited from the mid-week release of a deluxe edition.

“Good Intentions” follows “Bad Habits” as Nav’s second #1.

Due Sunday, Billboard’s specific numbers may differ – but the overall outcome should be the same. “Good Intentions” should rule the sales and consumption charts.

This week’s other top performers included Kehlani’s “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t” (~82K according to Hits) and Drake’s “Dark Lane Demo Tapes” (~80K). “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t” definitely scored Kehlani’s biggest opening week unit total (surpassing the 58K from “SweetSexySavage”) and if Billboard agrees with Hits in ranking the album #2 for the week, it will score her biggest chart bow as well. “SweetSexySavage” started at #3.

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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