There are many reasons why the first-week sales of albums could be a total bust. It could be due to terrible promotion strategies, a weak first single, and/or premature leakage. Whatever the case may be, there were definitely some albums in 2013 that didn't rise to the occasion.
Thanks to Vibe, we provide several albums that didn't hit the triple digit selling mark and why.
Trinidad James Don't Be S.A.F.E.
1st week sales: 11,000
Assumptions of why it failed to sell: A majority of listeners downloaded the mixtape for free.
Joe Budden No Love Lost
1st week sales: 30,000
Assumptions of why it failed to sell: His exposure on Love & Hip Hop and his Slaughterhouse affiliation.
1st week sales: 29,446
Assumptions of why it failed to sell: Maybe the hashtag album title got people confused.
Tyga Hotel California
1st week sales: 51,466
Assumptions of why it failed to sell: It lacked a trendy single like "Racks."
Snoop Lion Reincarnated
1st week sales: 21,301
Assumptions of why it failed to sell: The reggae style probably didn't attract his regular hip-hop fans.
Better luck next time!