Congrats to the actor/R&B singer Tyrese who scored his first number one album for Billboard 200!
Nearly 17 years after Tyrese made his Billboard chart debut, the singer/actor achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with the arrival of Black Rose.
The set blooms at No. 1 on the chart dated Aug. 1 with 86,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending July 16, according to Nielsen Music. Black Rose was released July 10 on Tyrese’s own Voltron Recordz label, through Capitol Music Group’s independent services division Caroline.
The latest chart is the first Billboard 200 to use Nielsen Music’s new tracking week that runs Friday through Thursday. Previously, the week ran Monday through Sunday. The change was made due to the music industry deciding to release new albums on Friday each week, instead of the traditional Tuesday.
Black Rose also surpasses the first-week sales of Tyrese’s last album, 2011’s Open Invitation. The new album launches with 83,000 in pure album sales, surpassing the 76,000 start of 2011’s Open Invitation (which bowed at No. 9).
Black Rose is Tyrese’s sixth album and third to reach the top 10. He also hit the region with 2001’s 2000 Watts (which debuted and peaked at No. 10).
Tyrese also co-stars in 2015’s highest-grossing film globally, Furious 7, which has earned $1.5 billion at the box office, according to Box Office Mojo. It’s also the fourth highest-grossing film ever, worldwide. Furious 7’s soundtrack spent a week at No. 1 on the Billboard, dated April 25. (Tyrese, however, did not appear on that album.)