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Album Sales Round-Up: Week of February 27th, 2013

Posted by - 10:16 AM on 03/01/13
I pushed back the album sales round-up a few days so I could see if I could get some more sales numbers to include (didn't get much, sorry). Mumford & Sons' Babel remains at the top spot with 63,000 copies sold. Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox hits number two with 48,000 and Josh Groban was just behind at number three (41,000). Overall album sales totaled 5.46 million units, down 20% compared with the sum last week and down 13% compared with the comparable sales week of 2012. Year to date album sales stand at 44.58 million, down 7% compared to the same total at this point last year.

Album SalesMumford and Sons - Babel (63,000 / 1,984,608)
The Luminners - Self Titled (35,000)
Fun. - Some Nights (30,000 / 1,119,000)
Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis - The Heist (22,000 / 379,000)
The Black Keys - El Camino (17,000 / 1,208,700)
Bullet for My Valentine - Temper Temper (13,400 / 58,000)
Tegan and Sara - Hearthrob (5,800 / 75,000)
Coheed and Cambria - Afterman (3,800 / 52,000)
Local Natives - Hummingbird (3,100 / 40,000)
Gotye - Making Mirrors (3,000 / 737,000)
Foals - Holy Fire (2,300 / 8,700)
SinglesMackelmore and Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop (363,000 / 3,877,000)
Baauer - Harlem Shake (297,000)
Justin Timberlake - Suit and Tie (135,000)
Fun - Carry On (80,500 / 590,000)
Of Monsters & Men - Little Talks (68,000 / 1,960,000)
Fall Out Boy - My Songs Know.. (52,000 / 269,000)
Fun - Some Nights (43,000 / 4,339,000)
Fun - We Are Young (41,000 / 6,422,000)
Justin Timberlake - Mirrors (40,500 / 204,000)
 
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10:27 AM on 03/01/13
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Not a fan of 'Babel?'
10:31 AM on 03/01/13
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Not a fan of 'Babel?'
Huh?
10:34 AM on 03/01/13
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I misread what you wrote. I thought you were saying you didn't get the album much, but now I see you said you didn't get more info on more albums.

This is what I get for reading while on the phone.
10:46 AM on 03/01/13
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Wow, Tegan & Sara sales have fallen pretty hard... That's disappointing.

Interesting to see that post-Grammy sales have had zero effect on Gotye. Would've thought his wins would increase his sales. Doesn't seem to have helped at all.
10:49 AM on 03/01/13
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Wow, Tegan & Sara sales have fallen pretty hard... That's disappointing.

Interesting to see that post-Grammy sales have had zero effect on Gotye. Would've thought his wins would increase his sales. Doesn't seem to have helped at all.
I imagine it might increase the single sales. It frustrates me to no end that no one gives him a chance besides that one song. Making Mirrors is so great (and "Better" could've been such a huge hit as well).
10:57 AM on 03/01/13
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I imagine it might increase the single sales. It frustrates me to no end that no one gives him a chance besides that one song. Making Mirrors is so great (and "Better" could've been such a huge hit as well).
Yeah, I love that song. I think the album was hit or miss for me, but definitely some real strong songs on there. I love Giving me a Chance, as well.
11:10 AM on 03/01/13
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The track Babel is awesome. Is has a great energy.
10:14 PM on 03/01/13
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Does anyone know the sales for MBV My Bloody Valentine ? Thanks
11:38 AM on 03/03/13
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It's kind of mind boggling that The Lumineers have sold so much over only one crossover hit... I thought I read that their album already went platinum? That's crazy. Guess the whole arena folk thing going on right now has helped them out a lot. Good for them, though.

And I agree with the post a few above, Gotye definitely should have released "I Feel Better" as a single... or if he already did, then there's no reason it shouldn't have been huge.

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