Sean Paul Album Tomahawk Technique Shows Weak U.S. Sales

Sean Paul released his 5th studio album in the United States last month with rave reviews, however, the LP is returning weak numbers.

According to Nielsen Soundscan, the album only moved a dismal 1,200 copies since its U.S. debut two weeks ago.

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The album which was released by Atlantic Records, debut at number two on the Billboard reggae chart before falling two places in the last week to move to number four. The album, however, failed to make a mark on the Billboard 200 chart.

To date Tomahawk Technique is Sean Paul’s lowest selling album after releasing two platinum selling LPs in recent years.

Sean Paul’s biggest selling album, Dutty Rock, released in 2002, sold 65,000 copies in its first week of release and went on to sell over 2 million copies in the United States and over 4 million worldwide.

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His 2005 album The Trinity also shows strong sales with 107,000 copies sold in its first week of release, debuting in the top 10 of Billboard 200. That album sold more than four million copies and produced several Billboard charting singles including “Give It Up To Me,” featuring Keyshia Cole “Temperature,” and “We Be Burning.”

Tomahawk Technique which was released in Europe earlier this year spar better sales result in that market. The single “Got 2 Luv U” featuring Alexia Jordan and “How Deep Is Your Love,” featuring Kelly Rowland also charted in several European territories including the U.K.

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