ABBA has met their Waterloo.
“Voyage,” the group’s first new album since 1982, failed to cross the 80,000 mark in its first week of sales.
Instead, it wasn’t a very Bon “Voyage” as the album sold just over 79,000 copies according to hitsdailydouble.com.
Considering the money that was spent to launch this album, a minimum of double that amount would have been acceptable.
But double that amount was exactly what rising R&B sensation Summer Walker did with her breakout album. “Still Over It” sold 177,470 copies. Not bad! Walker also sold around 18,000 copies of her prior album, “Over It.”
Ed Sheeran’s “Equals” album dropped 59 % in its second week, selling just 50,000 copies despite his appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”
Taylor Swift fans, in anticipation of her “Red (Taylor’s Version)” release today, snapped up 50,000 copies of her “Folklore” and “Evermore” albums, and “Lover” (all of which she owns), and the old “Red” album.