Gwen Set to Debut at #1 on Billboard 200 with ‘Truth’ (Updated)


It’s official! Billboard has announced that Gwen will debut at the #1 spot on 200 chart for April 9.


HITS Daily Double is reporting that Truth sold close to 81,000 copies in it’s first week coming on top of the Building Album Sales Chart! The Voice season 9 winner Jordan Smith comes in a far second with a little over 53,000 sold. Truth also topped Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart with 88,000. Those are some impressive numbers for Gwen!

She is set for her first #1 solo album debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Gwen also debuted at the #14 spot in the UK!

Photo courtesy of Target/Danilo (Facebook)
Photo courtesy of Target/Danilo (Facebook)

So… this is kind of a huge deal.

Several reports and numbers, including Billboard, are supporting that Gwen is heading for the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 with This Is What the Truth Feels Like! Early estimates have Gwen debuting at the top with her new album stating she’s pushing “around 80,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 24”. Impressive! With that much, Gwen is set to debut at #1 on the April 9 chart. She’s been on top of the iTunes chart all week and we’ve seen that Target stores in the US have had trouble keeping Truth in stock since it’s release. The album is on fire! Incredible!

The official numbers and chart will be revealed on March 27 and the Billboard 200 “chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA)”.

Truth will be Gwen’s first album to top the charts and marks her return to the #1 spot since Tragic Kingdom in 1996-1997. Love.Angel.Music.Baby. peaked at the #5 in 2004 and The Sweet Escape at #3 in 2006.

But seriously though, we have no words. We’re so, so incredibly proud of Gwen and her album’s success. After all she’s been through, she deserves all the love and praise she’s received and the accolades to go along with it. Gwen opened up and released a beautiful, touching and inspiring album that we’re excited and honored to have in our collection!

Get that #1 spot, Gwen!

Gwen has been spending quality family time away and shared a quick clip on Snapchat of a toast celebrating the news!

34 Replies to “Gwen Set to Debut at #1 on Billboard 200 with ‘Truth’ (Updated)”

  1. I’m so proud of her. And she’s really happy, having a good time with her family, that’s how I’d celebrate. I hope it (the success) lasts for years.

  2. I have enjoyed seeing Gwen on snapchat having some fun family time now,
    Gwen deserves all the positives she gets and she absolutely deserves this no.1!
    I’m excited to see where Gwen’s journey goes from here, I know she’s just living in the moment…
    Anything could happen 😀

  3. I know this won’t happen but I’d like to see Tom or Tony tweeting her to say “Congrats to our girl!”; At least we’d know they’re ok with it! 🙁

      1. They have been very silent on all of this. Other then the TWH ladies posting about red lipsticks, including the UD liner.

    1. 1st they don’t even released their album and 2nd she’s getting a #1 on Billboard after 20 years. If they don’t say anything then shit’s got real!

      1. I know the guys’ album is not out yet, but maybe she could have say something like “I’m happy for the guys new side band they have created. I wish them luck” or something. Also, did Gwen congratulate Tom when he won a Spirit of Excellence Award? I really can’t remember if she did, but I know the guys did congratulate him….So it goes both ways, you want the guys to tweet about her, then she also needs to tweet about them. But I personally don’t think either one of them needs to do it.

  4. I personally wasn’t expecting the guys to say anything.

    I’m so happy for Gwen. I think positive word of mouth is clearly helping this album as the sales projection has increased twice!

    I’m not a country girl by any means, but her Oklahoma vacation seems like a ton of fun! There’s a camo shirt she keeps wearing that looks awesome, I wish there was a clearer picture of it!

  5. I’m so glad others brought up the boys not tweeting support. I know it shouldn’t be expected but it would have been nice especially after her having gone through a rough time. It seems they aren’t really ‘friends’ anymore. After nearly 30 years, that’s not really too strange. It’s hard to keep that loving feeling in a long term creative and business partnership. I bet they will find there way back again though 🙂

  6. Have the guys EVER said anything about Gwen’s solo music? I really don’t think so… I guess it’s just two completely different worlds for them. Almost like a parallel universe haha. Yeah I guess it would be nice, if the guys tweeted about her success, but personally I don’t feel like they have to.

    1. That’s how I feel… I don’t think they said anything about The Voice gig either, so this isn’t unusual. I do remember Adrian always being supportive about Gwen’s solo career while doing interviews in the past though. I’m sure the guys will always wish her the very best. Tom said they were all cool and I choose to believe him I guess.

  7. I seem to remember at least Tony tweeting or Instagramming to promote Gwen’s solo stuff in the past. Maybe I’m mis-remembering…. Seems he could have at least said “Go buy the album!” or something…. I woulda done that for my best friend but eh, that’s not to say they all hate each other either.

    1. I remember following Tom on Rdio and he used stream her solo albums on it. So I don’t think he’s indifferent to her side projects.

  8. Did you guys see the reply Tom just gave on Instagram? About the new project… that he is proud of the songs and that whey were all able to shine. I’m mighty be reading too much into it, but I sense a little shade on this comment, so they were not able to shine with ND??? After this comment, I’m not expecting him to congratulate Gwen at all.

    1. I didn’t really read it as shade so much, but I think the fact NONE of them said anything to publicly support Gwen’s album is definitely shade hahah. Whatever I’m stoked for him and the guys, – he’s right it is their time to shine. They are just as much the reason I love ND as Gwen is…. such great musicians and I can’t wait to hear what they have to say. I just hope Davey isn’t annoying lol.

  9. According to Tom, Davey is so sweet and criative, got some people wild by that comment.
    IMO, something happened to them during the P&S era, before that, they were always togheter, taking vacations and going to Disneyland with the kids, and now seems like they don’t communicate anymore. Gwen said it was brutal to do P&S, and on a recent interview (for a gay website), she let it slip that Gavin was a bit controling, we will never know what happened, but we can wonder…

  10. I have felt that Gwen’s “spiritual journey” and joining The Voice was when the drift started (2013/2014). Her Voice family kind of “replaced” the role the boys had in her life. Maybe she related to Adam/Blake/Pharell more because they are also stars, or maybe she really needed their humor, their inspiration, I don’t know. I think people change and come in and out of each other’s lives, but I do believe the band will find their way back to each other. They always do. I don’t think Tom is throwing shade and I don’t think the guys are angry. They are doing a project separate from the band and we need to separate the two. It would help if they gave it a name!! LOL

    1. Did you see that producers decided to not rotate Gwen with Christina anymore?
      Miley is stepping in to cover for Christina and Alicia Keys will be replacing Pharell.

      1. I think it’s pretty clear they are trying something new (two female judges) and shooting for bigger ratings. I’m not disappointed, it’s time for Gwen to move on and maybe this will help take the media’s focus off of Gwen’s relationship.

  11. Why is everyone so focused on what the guys have to say?!? Our girl went through so fucking much and she turned her pain into something so incredibly positive!!! When the album came out the target I went to completely sold out and I was shocked! SHE DIDNT EVEN DO THIS IN HER HOLLABACK DAYS!!! FUCKING L O V E YOU GWENNIE GWEN GWEN!!! You delivered a great body of work! RIP ‘start the fire’ FOREVER

      Are you sure? LAMB might not have been #1 on Billboard, but HG was groundbreaking Bob, she was the 1st artist to sell 1 million in digital format for that single, so I would say that was quite an acomplishment for Gwen as well.

  12. The essence and real band that is ND has been dead since ’04, I know more of you guys know better…. OUR GIRLS #-fucking-1!!!!!!!! That’s Taylor twift, Adele type shit in 2016!

  13. @cynthia, her “Hollaback days” where some of her biggest years with soooo much work she gave us as a fan I’m so proud of. I didn’t even mean it as an attack or a knock at Gwen. You read too much into it. Hope my pregnancy opinions didn’t didn’t taint me. I enjoyed commenting with fans like u

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