Wizkid’s Album Flops First Week In Its US Release
The numbers are in, and like rapper Joe Budden claimed, American artists are borrowing from Wizkid but are not promoting him enough.
According to information from Chart Data, a music statistics company in the US which collates data from figures from album sales, Wizkid’s 'Sounds From The Other Side' flopped in the United States - one of his new target markets.
The data states that 'Sounds From The Other Side' sold a meager 6,286 units in its first week in the US.
That’s broken down into 2,672 pure album purchase, 6,079 song downloads and 4,510,897 song streams.
The numbers also show that Wizkid who signed to Sony Music Entertainment and RCA Records might struggle just a little longer before converting his cultural exploits into numbers and market share.
The project features collaborations with Drake, Major Lazer, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz and Bucie, along with production by Sarz, Diplo, Picard Brothers, Spellz and DJ Mustard.
First-week sales ratios have been rising in recent years because digital sales are directed toward first-week sales, which means a strong start typically means a strong finish in most cases.
With this, Wizkid might just be needing a miracle right now.
There is, however, a bright side to all this seemingly gloomy tale.
'Sounds From The Other Side' was released globally so it would most likely have better sales in Europe, Australia and Africa.