Posted on 09 October 2012.
Despite a pair of smash hits featuring prominent American singers, Alexis Jordan and Kelly Rowland, Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Sean Paul has struggled to connect with the United States market through his fifth studio album, Tomahawk Technique.
With the United States having proven a more than reliable outlet for Sean Paul to sell his past records, Tomahawk Technique has reportedly experienced very low sales since its debut in the U.S. two weeks ago. According to prominent sales tracking system, the Nielsen Soundscan, Tomahawk Technique only managed to sell over 1,200 in its opening week, a far cry from the success his previous four compilations garnered in the North American country.
Despite holding fourth spot on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Charts, Tomahawk Technique has yet to appear on any other of Billboard Magazine’s major charts.
After debuting in 2000 with his highly-acclaimed album, Stage One, Sean Paul scored high-profile success in the United States with his sophomore effort, Dutty Rock, which sold over two million copies in the country and won him the Best Reggae Album Grammy Award two years later.
Sean Paul’s third compilation, The Trinity copped 107,000 album sales in its first week, the highest return by a Jamaican artiste in the U.S. Additionally, the album scored a top ten spot on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart.
Imperial Blaze, Sean Paul’s fourth album, didn’t enjoy as much success as its predecessors, but like Tomahawk Technique, was a hit in Europe, charting in Germany and France while enjoying success in other regions such as Japan and Canada.
Sean Paul’s collaboration with Alexis Jordan (Got 2 Luv U) and another smash off Tomahawk Technique, She Doesn’t Mind topped the charts in Switzerland and scored top ten spots on several European charts.
Last weekend, Sean Paul released the visuals for his third single off Tomahawk Technique entitled, How Deep Is Your Love, featuring the aforementioned Kelly Rowland.