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Trey Songz climbs atop Billboard 200

Trey Songz drops in the no.1 slot with Chapter V having sold 135,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Chapter V is the R&B singer’s fifth LP following Passion, Pain and Pleasure released in 2010 which peaked at no.2 of Billboard 200, just inches away from Linkin Park’s A Thousand Suns.

It seems that Songz is making progress, his latest album collecting a pair of top 10 singles on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart in Heart Attack (no.3) and 2 Reasons (no.4).

Tremaine (Trey) Aldon Neverson began in 2003, after he signed a record deal and received $100,000 advance. Two years later he launched his first album I Gotta Make It, followed by Trey Day (2007) and Ready (2009). Songz admits that for Ready he shot for commercial success, cutting off originality and claiming that “The public loves generic more than they like to admit”. The album peaked at no.3 on the Billboard album charts and it also helped him gain a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album and win the 2010 BET Award for Best Male R&B Artist.