Album sales are in for The Dream’s IV Play album, and it did poorly selling only 22k in its opening week. That’s well below what his last album, The Love King, sold in its opening week back in 2009 when it sold 59k. It’s not even sniffing the records that were sold on his debut album Love vs Money when it sold 151k. The Dream has never been well-received for his own music, and it seems like it’s only getting worse. People forget he works with a lot of the top favorite artists and writes their music.
So I’m sure he won’t be suffering from only selling 22k in his opening week. The IV Play album is pretty good from track one through track fourteen. There are three big records off the album. The first is “Turnt” which features Beyonce and 2 Chainz. There’s also “Give Me Some IV Play,” which features Big Sean and Pusha T. Finally, there’s “Where Have You Been,” which features Kelly Rowland.
I think The Dream makes pretty good music, but that’s just me. His worse album maybe Love King, but the albums Love Hate and Love vs Money will always be classics in my opinion. IV Play may be on its way to that as well. The more I listen to it the more I like it. I think people should give The Dream more of a chance with his own music because it’s all around solid.