This was a big week for Rihanna with the release of her fifth album ‘LOUD’. The album failed to come in at number 1 on the Billboard 200, but debuted at number 3 selling 207,000 copies according to Billboard. This marks the biggest sales week in Rihanna’s career, but does not mark her highest postion. ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ debuted at number 2 back in 2007.
It really is a shock, and frankly a problem, that Rihanna can hold such weight singles wise, yet not have a number 1 album. The sales are off to a good start, but they should be higher considering her popularity and the performance of her singles thus far. Still, there is much to celebrate with these numbers, and the way things are going ‘LOUD’ could easily be bigger than ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’, especially after the next peice of news.