Summer Walker just won No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her album Still Over It.
Champagne can be skipped on Summer Walker’s side. The Hits Daily Double’s predictions were confirmed for the high likelihood of a smashing Still Over It album entry into the Charts. The album climbed to number 1 on the chart with 166,000 units. This is the first album of the R&B genre produced by a woman who has started at # 1 for more than five years. This release also had a first, but above all a crazy week of streaming when you still consider that it is a R&B work by a woman.
A remote match
We are only at the beginning. Summer Walker is sure to be talked about even more. The performances of his album will allow him to enter a little more in history.
The last time a woman managed to lift her R&B album to the top of the Billboard was in October 2016 with Solange’s A Seat At The Table album.
Summer Walker didn’t just tickle Solange. She also has Beyoncé in her sights. Indeed, the first week count is also the highest for a woman since Beyoncé’s Lemonade album in April 2016.
In that year, the album debuted at # 1 with over 653,000 units earned, followed by around 321,000 units earned in week two. During its third week on the charts, the album reached an estimated 202,000 album equivalent units. These are numbers that Summer Walker as an ambitious artist will try to match and surpass.
The controversy to get there
In order to bring down these figures, Summer can count on some controversies that incite curiosity. And at the center of all these controversies is a love story that she sees as a drama and that she tells in her songs.
Her 20-track album, released on November 5, addresses her feelings, her frustration and reminds listeners that she is still, in fact, outdated. She then spoke on Apple Music to get her fans to go to her school.
“Take this opportunity to learn from my mistakes. You don’t have to guess if something is love. Love manifests itself in actions. Stop making excuses for people who don’t show up for you. Don’t ignore the red flags. And don’t think you have to stay somewhere because you can’t get better – you can and you will. Don’t settle for less – you don’t deserve it and neither do your family, ”said Summer, now smarter than anyone due to her disappointment with London On Da Track .
But his statement is contradicted by the mention of the name of his ex-partner, father of his child and essential producer London On Da Track on certain tracks of this new album which knew the collaboration of SZA, Ari Lennox, Lil Durk, Pharrell and the Neptunes, Omarion, City Girl and Ciara JT.
This suggested to many including The Shade Room that the producer agreed to work on an album that essentially painted him black. But Walker added to the story by correcting the situation on Instagram.
“He didn’t WRITE shit and he didn’t PRODUCE shit either. He just picked the niggas he wanted to do all the work and attached his name to them while he was fucking bitches while I was pregnant. The most he did was sprinkle a chime effect on a song that was already done and then put his name on it, ”she wrote on Instagram.
She did not fail to acknowledge the technical support she received from London On Da Track for her debut album. She observes this recognition just in comparison to show that on this new album, he did not put his own. “The last album, it really did the job, and it was a big project. He [is] super talented, but for this album, lol no sir, but I guess the boys in town are in place, take the credit for what you didn’t do and not have to deal with the children you did. Lol, I’m gonna go back to minding my own business, that just triggered me. “
We understand that this album was not the diary in which Summer Walker drowned all her grief since she still carries it with her. However, a third album tackling the same themes could become annoying for its fans. It is time for her to give her time to heal her wounds.