With first week’s sales of 316,499, according to SoundScan, BLACKsummers’night is enjoying the highest debut sales week, and best overall sales week of Maxwell’s career. BLACKsummers’night is #1 on the SoundScan Album Retailer chart and is #1 on the Current R&B chart.
This is Maxwell’s first album since “Now”, which also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 in August 2001.
Maxwell returned to the top of the singles charts when “Pretty Wings”, the first single from “BLACKsummers’night”, shot to the #1 slot on America’s Urban Adult radio. Pretty Wings has spent four weeks in the #1 spot of Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales chart, where it’s closely followed by “Cold”, another single from “BLACKsummers’night.”
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