The Weeknd kicked off this year by re-popularizing the sounds of the eighties and giving them a modern twist, with his iconic new studio album, Dawn FM. The album has earned comparisons to some of the greatest bodies of work ever, and now we’re learning how impactful the dawn will be numbers-wise.
According to hotnewhiphop, the first-week sales numbers for The Weeknd’s new album Dawn FM have arrived. As of January 10, it was being reported that Dawn FM will move approximately 150,000 to 170,000 copies in it’s first week out. The Weeknd opted not to ship any physical copies out, which will limit his pure sales.
The Weeknd is shaping up to be this decade’s most influential musician. The artist came through with two era-defining albums in the last two years, After Hours and Dawn FM. Dawn FM also includes features from Lil Wayne, Tyler, The Creator, Quincy Jones, Jim Carrey, and more.
Although the artist previously stated that he is not concerned with his first-week sales, we cannot help but wonder what he thinks about the numbers. Sacrifice and other songs are also being prepped for major radio push in the coming weeks. No matter what the case is, looks like the Weeknd is ready to take the hit.
As of now, the Weeknd simply wants to bless the world with music to help us through this tough time. It only remians to be see if the numbers are enough for The Weeknd to secure the #1 position on the charts.
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