Growing up in Oakland, California, Kehlani was introduced to legendary R&B and neo soul artists, like Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott which formed a core musical influence for them in the early years.

After spending a few years as part of the pop cover band, Poplyfe, the singer-songwriter left the group due to managerial and contractual disputes. In 2013, they released their debut solo track, “Antisummerluv”, on SoundCloud.

From their debut album, SweetSexySavage , to their latest latest release, 2022’s Blue Water Road , here are the rankings for Kehlani’s first week album sales.

Blue Water Road

Ranking Kehlani First Week Album Sales Blue

Released: April 29, 2022

Label: Atlantic, TSNMI

First week album sales: 22,000

Billboard 200 position: 13

Singles: “Altar”, “Little Story”, “Up at Night”, “Everything”

Features: Blxst, Justin Bieber, Syd, Jessie Reyes, Ambre, Thundercat.

SweetSexySavage

Ranking Kehlani First Week Album Sales Sweet

Released: January 27, 2017

Label: Atlantic

First week album sales: 58,000

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “Crzy”, “Distraction”, “Gangsta”, “Keep On”

Features: A Boogie wit da Hoodie

It Was Good Until It Wasn’t

Ranking Kehlani First Week Album Sales Good

Released: May 8, 2020

Label: Atlantic, Warner

First week album sales: 83,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “Toxic”, “Everybody’s Business”, “F&MU”, “Can I”

Features: Tory Lanez, Jhené Aiko, Masego, Lucky Daye and James Blake, and uncredited vocals by Ty Dolla Sign.