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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 - 03:45 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 - 06:59 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 - 09:34 AM
With The Punches' Seams & Stitches debuted at #20 Billboard Heatseekers Chart.
Christian Wagner on 07/15/12 - 09:16 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 - 10:21 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 - 03:17 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 - 12:06 PM
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 - 08:00 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 - 09:37 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 - 10:50 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 - 11:08 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 05/31/12 - 12:26 AM
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 - 11:56 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.

Submitted by brook183
Jason Tate on 05/16/12 - 12:25 PM
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 - 01:43 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 - 03:46 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 - 06:46 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.

Submitted by doyouhas?
Jason Tate on 04/11/12 - 10:15 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 - 07:07 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.

Submitted by tomakebelieve
Jason Tate on 03/29/12 - 11:21 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 - 01:03 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 - 02:48 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
Blue Ivy Carter is the youngest person ever to appear on the Billboard Charts. Until someone decides to record an ultrasound or something.

Submitted by Qadriyyah
Jason Tate on 01/12/12 - 12:01 PM
For the first time in history, the sale of digital music has surpassed physical. It was bound to happen.
Jason Tate on 01/05/12 - 01:38 PM
Soundscan is reporting vinyl record sales of 3.9 million units over the course of 2011, which is a 39.3 percent gain of the 2010 numbers (2.8 million). In the replies you can see a graphic of what the growth of vinyl record sales looks like in bar graph form. I wrote about this topic last year, and a gain of 1 million units over the last year is amazing. Have you started buying vinyl yet?
Thomas Nassiff on 01/05/12 - 10:28 AM
According to SoundScan 2011 Year-End Charts, these are the top 50 rock albums of the year in sales. Mumford & Sons' Sigh No More was the top-selling record with around 1.4 million copies sold.

Submitted by fran.182
Matthew Tsai on 01/04/12 - 11:46 PM
Drake's Take Care has gone platinum.

Submitted by WhoSaidThat?
Jason Tate on 12/20/11 - 12:30 PM
Billboard has announced that "sales of albums priced below $3.49 in their initial four weeks of release will be ineligible for inclusion on Billboard's album charts." Nor will the sales count toward Nielsen SoundScan's album sales totals.

Submitted by neo506
Jason Tate on 11/17/11 - 07:34 PM
Looks like Drake is projected to move close to 700k units of Take Care, while Childish Gambino is projected to move somewhere between 45-50k of Camp.

Submitted by: WhoSaidThat?
Drew Beringer on 11/16/11 - 04:25 PM
La Dispute's latest album Wildlife entered the Billboard 200 at #135 with just over 3,100 albums sold. Of those, 1,192 units were vinyl.
Drew Beringer on 10/13/11 - 01:04 PM
LIGHTS' new album Siberia entered the Billboard 200 at #44 with over 8,700 records sold. More details in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 10/13/11 - 01:02 PM
The Devil Wears Prada entered the Billboard Top 200 at #10 this week, selling more than 32,400 copies of their new album, Dead Throne. Big congrats to the band. In other charting news, St. Vincent's Strange Mercy was #18, while We Came As Romans' Understanding What We've Grown To Be came in at #20.
Drew Beringer on 09/21/11 - 02:22 PM
The Mylene Sheath (Caspian, Gifts From Enola, Junius, etc) are having a "The Economy Sucks" sale.
Lueda Alia on 08/26/11 - 02:20 PM
According to an article in the NY Times, songwriters will soon be able to file to reclaim publishing rights from record labels.

Submitted by djsclaus
Matthew Tsai on 08/16/11 - 02:39 PM
New measures are being taken to stop piracy by major internet providers. What do you think?
ArticleAfter years of negotiations with Hollywood and the music industry, the nationís top Internet providers have agreed to a systematic approach to identifying customers suspected of digital copyright infringement and then alerting them via e-mail or other means. Under the new process, which was announced Thursday, several warnings would be issued, with progressively harsher consequences if the initial cautions were ignored


Submitted by topher465
Matthew Tsai on 07/10/11 - 06:02 PM
With the first half of 2011 in the books, Idolator considers every album that's hit #1 on the Billboard chart. We Americans like us some weird stuff.
Jay Nainav on 06/30/11 - 10:22 AM
According to Hits Daily Double, Bon Iver's new album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, sold over 104k copies in its first week, good enough to debut at #2.
Drew Beringer on 06/29/11 - 05:59 AM
Universal Music Group has signed a deal with Spotify leaving Warner Music Group as the only other major label to not sign on. We can only hope the majority will influence WMG to sign on as well.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/14/11 - 06:59 AM
Lady Gaga's Born This Way set another record this week: sales of the album dropped off by 84% from its sizzling (but discount-inflated) opening week.

Submitted by LongDistanceDrunk
Jason Tate on 06/10/11 - 11:35 AM
Lady Gaga's new album, Born This Way, sold 1.1 million copies in its first week.
Drew Beringer on 05/31/11 - 06:48 PM
In an article that's a complete 180 from what seems to be the popular opinion here, Jeff Pollack of The Huffington Post argues in support of major record labels. What do you think?

Submitted by GeeBee
Matthew Tsai on 05/31/11 - 12:41 PM
Here's a lengthy look at how the music industry is ultimately killing itself.
ArticleThe battle to prevent filesharing has been lost, rightly or wrongly, but there are still plenty of honest folk out there willing to exchange cash for music in one form or another, and it's not that they don't want to recognise its value. It's that record labels no longer know how to earn their money, and can't decide how to let them pay for it anyway.


Submitted by G-Chord
Matthew Tsai on 05/31/11 - 12:36 PM
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