Black Veil Brides debuted at seven on the Billboard charts with their new album, Wretched & Divine, selling over 40,000 copies.
Jason Tate on 01/16/13 - 10:57 AM
Adele's 21 was 2012's best-selling album, which makes it the first album in the Soundscan era to top album sales two years in a row.
Paul Tao on 01/03/13 - 02:07 PM
Jack White's Blunderbuss is the biggest selling vinyl album of 2012 according to Nielsen Soundscan's vinyl charts with over 33,000 copies sold. Knocking The Beatles' Abbey Road off the top spot (a position it had held the previous three years), Blunderbuss sales are the highest for a new album (not a catalog album) since Soundscan began specifically tracking vinyl in 2008.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/02/13 - 09:44 AM
Adeleís 21 has just passed 10 million albums sold.

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Jason Tate on 11/28/12 - 11:09 AM
Green Day's °Dos! sold just over 60k to enter at 10 on Billboard 200 (°Uno! debuted at 2 with 139k). Deftones' Koi No Yokan was right behind at 11 with just over 59k, while Lana Del Ray's Paradise was at 9 with 66k albums sold and The Weeknd's Trilogy opened at 4 with nearly 91k albums sold.
Drew Beringer on 11/21/12 - 01:59 PM
One Direction's new album is projected to sell between 500-575k copies its first week.
From the Article"Take Me Home" is projected to sell over 500,000 copies by Nov. 18, with hopes that the number could reach as high as 575,000. If the album does see that kind of success, it will find itself just behind the year's two most successful records -- Taylor Swift's "Red" which sold 1.2 million in its first week, and Mumford & Sons' "Babel" which sold 600,000.
Joe DeAndrea on 11/16/12 - 12:23 PM
Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city debuted at the #2 spot on Billboard, selling 242,000 records its first week. Not bad for a longtime independent artist who just recently signed to Aftermath Records.
Dre Okorley on 11/01/12 - 05:11 PM
Taylor Swift sold 1.21 million copies of Red its first week. It's the biggest sales week for an album since 2002. She's also the first woman in chart history to ever have two albums sell over 1 million copies in their first weeks.
Ryan Gardner on 10/30/12 - 06:08 PM
Taylor Swift is projected to sell over a million copies of her new album, Red, and will possibly surpass Lady Gaga's mark of 1.1 million from May 2011.
Joe DeAndrea on 10/23/12 - 09:06 AM
Mumford and Sons stay at the top of the charts this week moving a little over 100k units. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis show up at an impressive number two with around 75k sold. Hits is reporting All Time Low sold around 30k of their new album, Billboard says 48k, and Coheed and Cambria comes in around 35k (Hits) or 49k via Billboard.
Jason Tate on 10/17/12 - 09:27 AM
Mumford and Sons sold another 156k copies of their new album last week, again landing at number one on the charts. Muse came in at number two with just over 100k. Green Day dropped to number 10.
Jason Tate on 10/10/12 - 11:32 AM
Mumford & Sons have six different songs from their new album, Babel, that debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 this past week -- the most since The Beatles did it back in 1964.
Joe DeAndrea on 10/05/12 - 03:49 PM
Mumford and Sons officially had the best debut week album sales of 2012 with over 600,000 copies sold. Babel had the second biggest debut week in digital sales ever with 420,000 downloads, just falling behind Lady Gaga's Born This Way last year. The only other indie distributed album to do better was The Eagles' Long Road Out of Eden back in 2007. Another interesting fact is 1 out of every 10 Spotify users in the US streamed at least one track from Babel.
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/03/12 - 09:45 PM
A report by MusicMetric shows that Americans used BitTorrent to illegally download 759 million songs (assuming 10 songs per album) throughout the first half of 2012. The most active city for illegal downloads was Gainesville, Fla., with other small towns (Albany, GA; Fairbanks, AK; Lexington, KY; Tallahassee, FL) being listed as other high offenders. This information was rated per capita. The report lists YouTube as the most popular website for listening to music. Check out the full rundown here.
From the Article Across the USA, the most downloaded releases were Lil Wayne and Drake's The Motto (438,038 downloads), Drake's Take Care (453,933), Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne...
Thomas Nassiff on 10/03/12 - 09:21 AM
Kreayshawn had the second worst selling debut of all time, selling 3,900 copies of her new album, Somethin 'Bout Kreay in its release week.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 09/30/12 - 09:55 PM
The new Mumford & Sons album is set to have the biggest first week sales in the US since 2008.

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Jason Tate on 09/27/12 - 03:31 PM
Title Fight's new album Floral Green entered this week's Billboard 200 at #67. Congrats to the band and Side One Dummy!
Drew Beringer on 09/26/12 - 02:17 PM
One Wing is now The Chariot's highest charting album to date.

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Dre Okorley on 09/11/12 - 01:27 PM
Such Gold debut album Misadventures has debuted on the Billboard heaterseeker chart at #6 with 2,350 copies sold.
Jason Tate on 08/22/12 - 11:49 AM
Taylor Swift's new single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," broke the record for biggest digital sales week for a song by a woman with 623,000 sold.
From the ArticleThe previous high-water mark among female acts was Ke$ha's "TiK ToK," which moved 610,000 on the chart dated Jan. 9, 2010 (reflecting the busy post-Christmas week of 2009). Swift also nets the largest debut week among women, shattering the 448,000-unit start that was logged by Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" (Feb. 26, 2011). ("Born This Way" racked up that figure after only three days on sale -- it bowed Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 and the SoundScan tracking week ends on Sunday of each week....
Joe DeAndrea on 08/21/12 - 10:12 PM
Pierce The Veil's new album Collide With The Sky debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200, selling over 27,000 units.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/25/12 - 02:45 PM
I Call Fives' self-titled (Pure Noise Records) debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Congrats, guys.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/19/12 - 05:59 AM
Frank Ocean's Channel Orange has sold 130,945 digital copies. I wonder how many physical copies will sell?
Dre Okorley on 07/18/12 - 08:34 AM
With The Punches' Seams & Stitches debuted at #20 Billboard Heatseekers Chart.
Christian Wagner on 07/15/12 - 08:16 AM
Neilsen SoundScan has reported its mid-year sales numbers, and Adele's 21 is the only album so far to have sold over 1 million units (she sold 3.69 million copies so far). This is the first time the industry has only had one album sell at least 1 million records mid-way through the year in SoundScan's 21 years of tracking data. Remarkably, 21 was also the leader at the mid-way point in 2011, and topped the year-end charts last year as well. If the record sells the most copies this year, it will be the first album to ever top the total sales charts two years in a row. Oddly enough, Lionel Richie's Tuskegee takes the No. 2 overall spot (912K), One Direction is at No. 3 (899K), Whitney...
Thomas Nassiff on 07/05/12 - 09:21 PM
Memphis May Fire sold over 18,000 copies of Challenger this week, putting them at No. 16 on the Billboard charts. Linkin Park and Maroon 5 topped the charts.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/05/12 - 02:17 PM
Justin Bieber's new album, Believe, came in at #1 this week with more than 374k copies sold, marking it as the biggest chart debut for a record this year.
Joe DeAndrea on 06/27/12 - 11:06 AM
Usher took the top spot on the sales charts this week, selling 128,000 units of Looking 4 Myself. Rush debuted in second place with 103,000 units of Clockwork Angels, while Adele dropped to No. 3 with another 60,000 of 21. Other notable debuts include Ed Sheeran at No. 4 with 44,000 copies of + and Waka Flocka Flame at No. 9 with 33,000 of Triple F Life. Finally, fun. moved yet another 16,000 copies of Some Nights, landing at No. 22. Some Nights hasn't moved out of the top 50 in its 17-week run since its release, and has sold over 300,000 copies in total.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/20/12 - 07:00 AM
Adele moved back into the top overall spot this week, moving another 74,000 units of 21. The Beach Boys debuted in the third spot with 63,000 copies of That's Why God Made the Radio, while Curren$y came in at No. 5 with 39,000 units of Stoned Immaculate. John Mayer's Born and Raised dropped from the top spot to No. 7, declining 44 percent while moving 37,500 units. Of course, fun. continued its strong performance, remaining in the top 20 with almost 18,000 more sales of Some Nights.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/13/12 - 08:37 AM
A Sex Pistols 7-inch, featuring "God Save the Queen" and "No Feelings," sold for $19,471.35 on eBay recently. The 7-inch is reportedly one of only two copies known to exist, made because of the band's turbulent history with rapidly changing record labels.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/09/12 - 09:50 AM
John Mayer coasts at the top of the charts again this week, moving almost 68,000 additional copies of Born and Raised - a 71 percent decline from his meteoric sales last week. Adele and One Direction come in after Mayer, while Regina Spektor and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros see the two highest debuts at No. 4 (38,000) and No. 6 (29,000), respectively. Sigur Ros also saw an excellent debut week, cracking the top 10 and No. 9 with 24,000 copies of Valtari. Equally as awesome, fun. saw a huge rise in sales, increasing 57 percent and selling another 17,000 copies of Some Nights - perhaps partially in thanks to the awesome music video they came out with.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/06/12 - 10:08 AM
As expected, John Mayer debuted on top of the charts by selling over 230,000 units of Born and Raised - and it wasn't even close. Adele again stood in at No. 2, but sold about four times less than Mayer, with 53,000 copies of 21. Adam Lambert, last week's No. 1, dropped 70% in sales to the No. 11 spot, while fun. remained strong, adding almost 11,000 more sales to its total of Some Nights and rising from No. 33 to 27. Notable debuts included Sara Bareilles at No. 8 with 31,000 of Once Upon Another Time and Kimbra at No. 12 with 22,000 of Vows.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/30/12 - 11:26 PM
Adam Lambert topped the charts this week, selling just under 78,000 units of Trespassing. Adele came in second, with Carrie Underwood, Norah Jones and Tenacious D rounding out the top 5. Best Coast debuted at No. 24 with 12,000 copies sold of The Only Place, and fun. added another 11,000 units to its total for Some Nights.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/23/12 - 10:56 AM
Silversun Pickups new album debuted at number six on the charts with 41,000 copies sold. Keane debuted with 19,777 copies sold of their new album, and fun. added another 10,735 copies to their total.

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Jason Tate on 05/16/12 - 11:25 AM
Carrie Underwood took the top place on this week's charts, selling over 270,000 copies of Blown Away. Norah Jones was in second and...yes...NOW 42 was third. Adele had her weakest sales week of 21 in a long while, finishing fourth with just over 77,000 units moved and B.o.B. debuted at fifth with 74,000. Jack White added another 62,000 to his total while finishing 7th, while fun. added another 11,000 to its ongoing strong sales performance. The Avengers soundtrack sold 26,000 copies.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/09/12 - 12:43 PM
Eve 6's Speak In Code has debuted at #39 on the Billboard Top 200. Jack White topped the charts with 127k sold. Adele sold another 84k, and fun. added another 13k to their total.
Jason Tate on 05/02/12 - 02:46 PM
Neon Trees sold about 19k copies of their new album in the first week. Fun. added another 14k to their total.
Jason Tate on 04/24/12 - 05:46 PM
In last week's album sales: Nicki Minaj took the top spot, Adele is still selling 150,000+ and fun. racked up another 20,000.

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Jason Tate on 04/11/12 - 09:15 AM
Madonna topped the charts this week with over 350k sold. Our friends The Used hit #8 with around 27k copies sold, and The All-American Rejects did a little over 17k. Fun. remains strong with another 18k to their credit.
Jason Tate on 04/03/12 - 06:07 PM
The Hunger Games soundtrack is #1 on the Billboard charts this week. It's the first soundtrack in three years to do this. The Shins' new album debuts at number three with around 69k copies sold. And our boys fun. sold another 21k and are at #12.

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Jason Tate on 03/29/12 - 10:21 AM
fun. sold another 20k of Some Nights last week, landing them at number ten on the charts. Last week's champion, The Boss, brought in another 57k, landing him at number four. Adele sold another 156k, but only hit number two, as One Direction (oh, just what the fuck is this??) grabbed the number one spot.
Jason Tate on 03/21/12 - 12:03 PM
Adele is actually seeing some competition for the top spot on the charts from Bruce Springsteen this week. With 50% of the sales tallied, Bruce is trailing Adele by only 8k copies ... think he has the chance to grab the top spot? Think Thomas is buying-out his local Target?
Jason Tate on 03/12/12 - 01:48 PM
Lana Del Rey's Born To Die debuted at number 2 on this week's charts, selling 77k copies of her debut album. This is the part where we all get mad, right?
Drew Beringer on 02/08/12 - 10:27 AM
This week's record sales charts are in, and it looks like Attack Attack!'s This Means War managed to sneak into the top 10 overall with 17,500 sold. Congrats to Rise Records. Perhaps more importantly, they outsold Nickelback - who came in at No. 11. Please leave your thoughts on this in .gif form in the replies. Also relevant: Adele sold under 100,000 units of 21 for the first time in a long time, but if you count sales of 19, she was still over that benchmark.
Thomas Nassiff on 01/25/12 - 10:01 AM
3OH!3's Want has been certified gold by the RIAA. The group is currently in the studio working on a new album.
Joe DeAndrea on 01/17/12 - 03:21 PM
Head to the replies to see a screen shot of this week's sales numbers, according to HITS Daily Double. Adele's 21 once again tops the chart - moving a ridiculous 123,000 units while the second place album - Drake's Take Care - shifts 43,000 records. A friend of mine and I have been keeping track of Adele for a few months now, and as far as we can tell, she has not sold anything less than 100K in every week since 21's release on Feb. 22, 2011. Worth adding is that her last record - 19 - is consistently in the top albums as well. This week, it's all the way up at No. 14, selling more than many of the biggest records to come out this year despite the fact that it came out in 2008. How does...
Thomas Nassiff on 01/13/12 - 09:16 AM
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