R. Kelly :: Charts & Sales History

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Postby thebigham » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:04 pm

New RIAA certs on the 3/12 Billboard 200:

Florence & The Machine Gold
R Kelly Gold
Kings of Leon Gold
Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift 5xp
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Postby Freedom » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:36 pm

All his certifications comnbined (singles, videos and albums) he is well above 50 million certifed record sales.
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Postby zuza » Thu May 03, 2012 9:31 am

I know he has sold over 50 million albums but I'm curious to know how many singles he has sold...
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Postby thebigham » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:39 pm

4/6 Catalog chart:

195 KELLY*R. R. KELLY 1,431 +2% 1,406 3,251,592 5xp

Is this a 2cd album??
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Postby thebigham » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:35 pm

4/6 R&B chart:

47 KELLY*R. WRITE ME BACK 1,211 -8% 1,316 237,492
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Postby thebigham » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:00 pm

R Kelly has a new album out Tuesday in the USA!

I'm just going to use this thread to post about the album.

Target: $9.99 (Deluxe $14.99)
Best Buy: $9.99
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Postby thebigham » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:55 pm

HITS:

YOUR NEW RELEASES:

R. Kelly (RCA) 90-100k

Childish Gambino (Glassnote) 80-90k
Neil Young (Reprise) 18-22k
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Postby Nackar » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:00 pm

Wow @ his figures. This is actually projected to open higher than Write Me Back? I thought the guy had finally reclaimed some lost ground with Love Letter (which he admittedly lost again after that), so him returning to his old sound on an album that is getting pretty bad reviews is surprising.

.... and then I realised WMB was released in June, and this in the final weeks before Christmas. Even so, who buys someone a Christmas present called 'Black Panties'? :lol:
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Postby thebigham » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:34 am

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/ ... lboard-200

R. Kelly's 'Black Panties' Set for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200

By Keith Caulfield, Los Angeles | December 11, 2013 7:00 PM EST

R. Kelly is set to collect his 15th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The singer's latest album, "Black Panties," is on course to sell around 100,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Dec. 15 -- so say industry forecasters.

That should be enough to enable a top 10 debut for the album, and make it the biggest new release of the week.

The new Billboard 200's top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

"Black Panties'" projected start would mark an improvement in debut week sales compared to R. Kelly's last release. His previous album, 2012's "Write Me Back," opened at No. 5, but with 68,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Kelly has been busy lately, collaborating with a number of high-profile artists in a short span of time. He's currently in the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his Lady Gaga collaboration "Do What U Want," and he also hooked up with Justin Bieber on the track "PYD." Further, Kelly is featured on the G-Mix of Bruno Mars' "Gorilla" (which also boasts Pharrell).

Every one of R. Kelly's previous solo studio albums have reached the top 10, stretching back to his solo debut, 1993's "12 Play." (He charted one previous album before that, "Born Into the '90's," with Public Announcement.)
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Postby thebigham » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:24 pm

HITS for next week's chart:

5. R. Kelly (RCA) 100-110k
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Postby thebigham » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:59 pm

^12/17 HITS chart:

new 4 R. KELLY RCA 130,221 -- BLACK PANTIES
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Postby skycycle » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:42 pm

VERY GOOD sales for R. Kelly, projected to open at #4 on the BB200 - would have been in the top 3 if Beyonce hadn't released her secret album this week :) Still, he should grab a #2 spot on the R&B Albums chart and can look forward to the Christmas sales season, depending on how well he does there is a chance for Gold - we'll have to wait and see!

R. Kelly Billboard200 Opening Positions - Career LPs

12 Play (1993) - #2
R. Kelly (1995) - #1
R (1998) - #2
TP-2.com (2000) - #1
Chocolate Factory (2003) - #1
Happy People/U Saved Me (2004) - #2
TP.3 Reloaded (2005) - #1
Double Up (2007) - #1
Untitled (2009) - #4
Love Letter (2010) - #6
Write Me Back (2012) - #5
Black Panties (2013) - ???

The list above clearly shows he is used to having trouble coming up with proper album titles :D The last few ones can be considered an improvement compared to his early string :)
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Postby floria » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:13 pm

R. Kelly collects his 15th top 10 album, as "Black Panties" arrives at No. 4 with 133,000. It's the R&B veteran's highest charting album since 2009's "Untitled" debuted and peaked at No. 4. The new set's opening week sales surpass the debut frame of his last set, 2012's "Write Me Back," which bowed at No. 5 with 68,000.
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Postby thebigham » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:33 am

12/28 BB200:

http://keelyskorner.com/category/soundscan/

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 12/15/13)

4) new R. Kelly – Black Panties – 133,426
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Postby thebigham » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:06 pm

12/24 HITS chart:

13. R. Kelly (RCA) 62k
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Postby thebigham » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:10 pm

http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.2 ... 12-22-2013

1/4/14 Billboard 200

#15. R. Kelly - Black Panties - 60,000 (194,000)
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Postby thebigham » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:27 am

1/11 Billboard 200

www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.26843/ti ... 12-29-2013

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 12/29/2013

#17. R. Kelly - Black Panties - 44,000 (238,000)
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Postby thebigham » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:22 pm

HITS for next week's chart:

14. R. Kelly (RCA) 27-30k
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Postby thebigham » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:54 pm

1/7 HITS chart

13 R. KELLY RCA 29,440 -- BLACK PANTIES
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Postby floria » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:37 pm

Japan Oricon Weekly:

131 (133) 4 Black Panties 793 / 4,538
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Postby thebigham » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:06 pm

1/14 HITS chart:

(13) 13 R. KELLY RCA 15,296 -48% BLACK PANTIES
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Postby thebigham » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:56 am

1/25 Billboard 200

R. Kelly's "Black Panties" rounds out the top 10, up one slot to No. 10, selling slightly more than 17,000.

@chartnews on Twitter:

Billboard 200: #10 @rkelly, Black Panties 17,000 (286,000 total)
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Postby thebigham » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:15 pm

1/21 HITS chart:

(13) 20 R. KELLY RCA 14,272 -7% BLACK PANTIES
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Postby thebigham » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:51 pm

2/1 Billboard 200

www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.27167/ti ... -1-20-2014

#17. R. Kelly - Black Panties - 16,000 (302,000)
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Postby thebigham » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:38 pm

1/28 HITS chart:

(20) 24 R. KELLY RCA 10,777 -24% BLACK PANTIES
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