The members of New Edition have another reason to celebrate. Following the well-received The New Edition Story, BET mini-series that aired Jan. 24-26. In which, collected 29 million viewers during the running, counting premiere telecasts and encores. Those views translated into album sales for the group as a whole.
The group made a triumph return to theTop 40 of Billboard 200 for the first time in more than 10 years. New Edition’s compilation album All the Number Ones, which was released in 2000, debuts at No. 37 on the tally earning 12,000 units in the week ending Feb. 2nd- 1,345 percent compared to the two weeks ending Jan. 19 (a little more than 1,000). Further, the act sold 87,000 song downloads in the Jan. 20-Feb. 2 span (up 1,460 percent) and generated 34.95 million on-demand streams (up 652 percent).
According to Nielsen Music, the project not just New Edition hits, but also solo projects as well. The groups spin-off trio Bel Biv Devoe found new sales too.
In more related New Edition new, Bel Biv Devoe capitalized on the mini-series by releasing their first album in 15 years Three Stripes, that found the No. 18 slot on the Billboard 200 following the release on Jan. 27th. They last debuted on the tally with 1993’s Hootie Mack (No. 19).
Congrats to the fellas!