Chris Brown's new album 'Royalty' is expected to sell 125-135k copies (150-160k including streams) in its first week of release in the US.
Only one single from 'Royalty' has managed to chart on the Hot 100 so far, and that was at a lukewarm #60. It also helps that he released his album during the holidays when people are in their shopping spree spirit, and on top of that he has a very strong fanbase (his last two albums 'Fortune' & 'X' debuted with similar first week numbers). The same can't be said for fellow RCA artist Monica. Her album ‘Code Red’ is predicted to sell a paltry 30-35K (32-37K including streams).
Monica's lead single clearly wasn't hit-worthy. She hasn't had a hit from this album, and she took far too long to release the music video. I've expressed time and time again how worried I was about the album, because she didn't release a second single or a video and her promotion was really poor compared to CB's.
CB performed on several late night shows (Kimmel, Fallon, etc) and released a multitude of videos on a daily basis for the past week. Monica had the better album though, although it wasn't her best by a long shot.