Released on July 10 by Tyrese’s own imprint Voltron Recordz, the indie project shifted 86,000 unit equivalents in the week ending July 16.

Nearly 20 years after making his debut, has scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with his latest album, Black Rose.

Released on July 10 by means of Tyrese’s personal imprint Voltron Recordz, the indie project shifted 86,000 unit equivalents (together with streaming) in the course of the week ending July 16.

It outsold Tyrese’s last album, 2011’s Open Invitation, which moved 76,000 in its first week.

Back in 1998, Tyrese made it onto the charts with his first hit “Nobody Else.” Since then, he’s charted 20 separate hits—this includes “Shame” off of Black Rose, which is at present sitting at No. 13 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.

Tyrese took to social media to thank his followers for their support.

“We did it!! We made a statement….. R&B is still very much ALIVE,” he declared. “And R&B consumers are still very much here you were just waiting on #BlackRose.”

Black Rose is the singer’s sixth album, three of which have cracked the top 10.

It toppled Meek Mill’s Dreams Worth More Than Money, which has topped the chart for the last two weeks—that release sold 63,000 copies last week.

Taylor Swift fell to No. 3, selling 62,000 copies of 1989.

Tyrese who’s a bankable star, co-starred in the year’s highest-grossing movie globally, Furious 7.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Tyrese – Black Rose – 86,000

2. Meek Mill – Dreams Worth More Than Money – 63,000

3. Taylor Swift – 1989 – 62,000

4. Kidz Bop Kids – Kidz Bop 29 – 43,000

5. x – 40,000

6. Sam Hunt – Montevallo – 34,000

7. R5 – Sometime Last Night – 34,000

8. Meghan Trainor – Title – 26,000

9. Maroon 5 – V – 22,000

10. Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour – 22,000

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