This week saw the release of Marsha Ambrosius‘ sophomore album, Friends and Lovers, which is projected to have a modest sales start.
According to Hits Daily Double, the singer’s second solo effort is estimated to sell between 14,000 to 16,000 copies in its first week.
The figures are significantly less than sales of Marsha’s first project, 2011’s Late Nights & Early Mornings, which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with 96,400 copies sold.
Although the figures are not ideal, Marsha explained why album sales are not a big deal to her.
“Never was a big priority, but was definitely made a big deal of the first time around, me having Late Nights & Early Mornings shoot to number one on the R&B charts, and shoot to number two, short of what was Adele‘s phenomenal release that couple of weeks,” she tells ABC News Radio. “It was only then that I realized that it was a big deal for other people. My premise behind sales has always been longevity.”
Led by the singles “Run” and “Stronger,” Friends and Lovers features collaborations with Dr. Dre and Charlie Wilson.
The official sales tally will be released on Wednesday.
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