IV Play did not get enough action in it’s first week.
The Radio Killa was buried by his peers on the charts this week, only selling 20,000 copies of his fourth album, IV Play. The Def Jam artist who have penned tracks for your favorites such as Beyonce (Single Ladies, Love on Top), Rihanna (Umbrella) and Usher (Trading Places) debuted at number 16 on the Billboard 200.
The Dream touched down in NYC on May 31 with Kelly Rowland for their “Lights Out” tour. Throughout his career, The-Dream has had his ups and downs on the charts with last year’s debut of Terius Nash: 1977 coming in at 29th and the success of Love Vs. Money back in 2007. It’s been a continuous hot and cold relationship between The-Dream and the Billboard charts.
He recently released the visuals to his single “Turnt,” featuring Beyonce and 2 Chainz. Check out the NSFW video for P***y, which has people looking both ways before pressing play. The album has critics questioning if the features were forced or if he should have cut songs. Either way, the numbers are something The-Dream is not relying on, his tour with Kelly Rowland resumes in Jackson, Mississippi June 13th.
– Chika Dunu