The singer-songwriter's first collection in six years opens at No. 1 on the R&B Albums chart and earns her career best peak on the Billboard 200.
After a nearly six-year hiatus, Jazmine Sullivan earns her second No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart, as Heaux Tales debuts at the summit on the list dated Jan. 23. The project arrives with 43,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Jan. 14, according to MRC Data.
Tales follows Sullivan’s previous leader, Reality Show, which led for two weeks in 2015. The two projects are Sullivan’s only album releases since the Top R&B Albums chart began in 2012. Her full career, though, is reflected on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, whose history dates to 1965. There, Tales enters at No. 2 (behind Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon) to mark Sullivan’s fourth career entry, all of which have reached the top five. In addition to Tales and Show, which both peaked at No. 2, her 2008 debut Fearless topped the list for one week, while the 2010 follow-up, Love Me Back, entered at its No. 5 best.