Trey Songz Lights Up the Chart With "TRIGGA"; International Superstar's Acclaimed New Album Debuts at #1 on SoundScan/Billboard 200, Billboard's "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" and Billboard's New "Artist 100" Chart; RIAA Gold Certified Single, "Na Na," Climbing at CHR/Pop; "TRIGGA" Available Now
July 10, 2014 - NEW YORK, NY
Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic recording artist Trey Songz has made a stunning chart debut with his hugely anticipated new album, "TRIGGA." Described by USA TODAY as an "... engaging sixth album, TRIGGA (*** out of four), is a statement of intent -- not of a bold new direction, but rather of the singer's determination to solidify the hitmaker's pedigree he's worked hard to earn." With over 4 million in streams at paid subscription accounts and a little over 5 million video/audio views on YouTube, the collection -- which includes the hit singles "SmartPhones," "Foreign," and the RIAA gold certified "Na Na" -- entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #1 with sales in excess of 100K. In addition, "TRIGGA" debuted at #1 on Billboard's "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" ranking. This marks Trey's 2nd consecutive #1 album on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Trey Songz is also the first artist to secure the top spot on Billboard's new "Artist 100" chart that blends information culled from sales, track sales, radio airplay, streaming, and social media to provide a multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity. Internationally, "TRIGGA" made a splash overseas from the UK to France to Portugal, Africa and the Caribbean's, entering the charts amongst the top 10.
Trey just freshly graced the main stage of the 2014 BET Awards where he performed "Na Na" and went on to celebrate the release of "TRIGGA" with an iHeart Radio Listening Party, as well as headlining the opening night at this past weekend's 20th Annual Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.
Trey's sixth studio collection, "TRIGGA" follows 2012's blockbuster "CHAPTER V," which debuted at #1 on both the SoundScan/Billboard 200 and Billboard's "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" charts, fueled by such hit singles as "Heart Attack" and "Simply Amazing." "TRIGGA" is also available in a Deluxe Edition, featuring four bonus preview tracks from the forthcoming "TREMAINE," as well as a very special Target edition adding another three bonus tracks and sold exclusively at Target (http://www.target.com/treysongz). "TRIGGA" is now additionally available for download (http://smarturl.it/TRIGGA) and streaming (http://smarturl.it/streamTRIGGA).
With "TRIGGA," Trey Songz has crafted his most intimate album yet, an honest and courageous set that more than confirms his status as the undisputed master of modern R&B, pop, and soul. The album is deeply personal and intensely creative, with songs like the international smash, "Change Your Mind" revealing a unique glimpse at the GRAMMY® Award-nominated superstar as a whole. What's more, "TRIGGA" sees contributions from an array of stars, including Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Juicy J, Mila J and fellow Atlantic recording artist and rising R&B star Ty Dolla $ign.
First released via Trey's own social platform, The Angel Network, "Na Na" has already proven a multi-format favorite, first reaching the top 10 at Urban Mainstream and Rhythmic radio and now rising at CHR/Pop outlets nationwide (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trey-songz-the-angel-network/id564374860?mt=8). Meanwhile, the DJ Mustard produced track's companion video -- which is directed by Gil Green & Trey Songz himself and features internet sensations: Rosa Acosta, Massy (a.k.a Mankofit), Brie Bella and Nikka Bella (a.k.a The Bella Twins), and Jazzma Kendrick -- continues to rock YouTube with over 35 million views and counting at www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0Gu_Yh_keE.
"What's Best For You," the album's latest single release, has quickly ascended into the top 15 at Urban AC outlets across the country. The track's official audio is streaming now at www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq7cnwhn0Jc; a companion video is in post-production, with a premiere date to be revealed soon. Companion videos for additional "TRIGGA" cuts -- including "SmartPhones" (www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sExF5B4G-U) and "Foreign" (www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjj2E9dwjjU), both of which were directed by Gil Green & Trey Songz -- can be found at Trey's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/TreySongzVideos.
Furthermore, "Change Your Mind" has been named an "International Video Priority" by MTV International. In addition, "TRIGGA" is streaming as an MTV First exclusive on MTV platforms from Africa to the United Kingdom. Official audio of "Change Your Mind" is streaming now at www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKM-MRYJk0U.
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