Chris Brown’s ‘X’ Debuts at No. 2
After numerous run-ins with the law and being arguably the most hated R&B star on the planet for quite some time, Chris Brown is back on top -- at least in terms of his record sales.
The 25-year-old's sixth album, 'X,' took the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 charts, and scored the No. 1 spot on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts, selling 146,000 units. The singer came in second to Barbra Streisand, who sold 196,000 units of her 10th No. 1 album, 'Partners.'
The R&B star didn't waste anytime in thanking Team Breezy after receiving the news. "Team Breezy! The Billboard consumption number for 'X' is 495K," he wrote. "X is gold already! Thank you! I'm honored and I love y'all."
'X' achieves the highest sales numbers for Brown since his 2011 release F.A.M.E., which sold 270,00 copies in its first week. 'Fortune,' which arrived in 2012, sold 135,000 units and took the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts as well.
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