Dawn FM by The Weeknd is projected to earn 150–170K units in its first week in the US, HITSDD reports. The album was released without any bundles or physical copies. This will mark The Weeknd’s lowest first week numbers since he released his sophomore album Kissland (low key debut album because Trilogy was three mixtapes packaged together). Dawn FM is also aiming for #1 debut in the UK. It would be the first 2022 album to hit #1. Many are calling it flop but it’s actually impressive without an entire album rollout.
The Weeknd’s Dawn FM released last Friday and received 59,933,531 unfiltered streams in its first day on Spotify. The album also reached #1 in 142 countries around the world on Apple Music so far. He’s only behind Kanye West’s Donda Album when it comes to this achievement. The album has already surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify. The Weeknd’s ‘Sacrifice’ is currently his best-selling song on all digital platforms worldwide. It’s charting in 28 countries on iTunes & 146 countries on Apple Music with 16 #1’s.