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It was a big first week for Daft Punk, as the duo claimed its first number one debut on the Billboard 200, moving 339k units of their new album, Random Access Memories. The National popped at number three, moving 75k copies of its new album, Trouble Will Find Me.
Drew Beringer on 05/30/13 - 04:24 PM
Vampire Weekend takes the #1 spot on the charts this week with 134,000 copies sold. Justin Timberlake sells another 43,000 to end up at #7, and The Wonder Years' The Greatest Generation lands at #20 selling 19,000, making the album the band's highest debut yet. More notable sales can be found below. Album sales in the past chart week totaled 5.10 million, down 8% compared to last week's numbers, and up less than 1% compared to the comparable week's sales in 2012. Year-to-date sales are now at 111.4 million, and that's down 5% compared to the total at this point last year.

Album SalesFall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll [15,000]
Escape The Fate - Ungrateful [Debut: 13,000]
Demi Lovato -...
Joe DeAndrea on 05/22/13 - 11:23 AM
The Wonder Years' new album, The Greatest Generation, has debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard 200 charts with 19,673 units moved in first-week sales. For some perspective: The first time I interviewed the band, they were excitedly reporting first-week sales of The Upsides that came in at 1,852 units. Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing debuted two years ago with 8,100 first-week sales. Congratulations to the band, their management and Hopeless Records!
Thomas Nassiff on 05/22/13 - 10:14 AM
Kenny Chesney tops the charts this week after selling 153,000 copies of his new album. Michael Buble came in at number two, selling another 96k. Justin Timberlake has now sold about 1,741,000 copies of his new album as he stayed at number three. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis made a healthy jump back into the top 5, selling 35k copies of The Heist. More notable sales can be found below.

Album SalesPhoenix - Bankrupt! [15,000 / 65,000]
Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll [24,000 / 214,000]
Fun. - Some Nights [Total: 1,32,000]
Paramore - Paramore [10,000 / 158,000]
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! - Pardon My French [Debut: 6,000]
Daughter - If You Leave [Debut: 4,400]
Of Monsters and Men -...
Drew Beringer on 05/09/13 - 01:26 PM
Michael Buble tops the charts this week after selling 195,000 copies of his new album. Fantasia came in at number two, selling 91k. And Justin Timberlake has now sold about 1,673,000 copies of his new album as he hits number three. More notable sales can be found below. Album sales in this past chart week "totaled 5.15 million units, down 5% compared with the sum last week and down 5% compared with the comparable sales week of 2012. Year to date album sales stand at 95.64 million, down 5% compared to the same total at this point last year."

Album SalesPhoenix - Bankrupt! [Debut: 50,000]
Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll [36,000 / 190,000]
Fun. - Some Nights [Total: 1,313,000]
Jason Tate on 05/01/13 - 11:27 AM
It's official! Fall Out Boy have the #1 record in the country, as Save Rock and Roll sold 154,000 units in its first week on the charts, enough to beat Kid Cudi's Indicud, which came in at #2 with 136,000 sold.
Chris Collum on 04/24/13 - 09:58 AM
Paramore ended up at #1 on the charts this week! Huge congrats to the band for selling 106,000 copies of their new album, and beating out Brad Paisley by 6,000 copies. Justin Timberlake comes in at number three selling 95,000 copies of his album - to put his total at 1.5 million. More notable sales can be found below. Overall album sales in this past chart week totaled 5.4 million units, down 4% compared with the sum last week and down 3% compared with the comparable sales week of 2012. Year-to-date album sales stand at 85.1 million, down 5% compared with the same total at this point last year.

Album Salesfun. - Some Nights (19,000 / 1,281,000)
Tyga - Hotel California (Debut: 53,000)...
Jason Tate on 04/17/13 - 10:02 AM
It's looking like Paramore's new self-titled album will debut at #1 on next week's Billboard chart with just around 110k units moved. This would be the band's first #1 record.
Drew Beringer on 04/11/13 - 08:13 AM
Bring Me The Horizon's latest album, Sempiternal, entered the Billboard Top 200 at #11, moving 27,522 copies.
Drew Beringer on 04/10/13 - 01:48 PM
Justin Timberlake once again was at the top of the charts last week selling another 317,000 copies of his new album. That brings the total to about 1.2 million copies. Lil Wayne debuted at number two with 217,000 copies of his latest and Blake Shelton came in at number three with close to 200,000 copies sold. More notable album sales are included below. Overall album sales in this past chart week totaled 6.52 million units, up 7% compared with the sum last week and up 6% compared with the comparable sales week of 2012. Year to date album sales stand at 74.02 million, down 5% compared to the same total at this point last year.

Album SalesOneRepublic - Native (Debut: 60,000)
Depeche...
Jason Tate on 04/04/13 - 02:41 PM
The Story So Far sold 13,500 copies of What You Don't See in its first week, ranking them at #46 on Billboard.
Dre Okorley on 04/04/13 - 09:29 AM
Justin Timberlake absolutely dominated the charts this week, selling 969,000 copies of his new album. Kacey Musgraves shows up at number two with 43,500 copies sold of Same Trailer Different Park, while Bruno Mars took third with 41,000 copies of his latest. More notable album sales are included below, including the Lydia debut and Fall Out Boy's single going gold. Overall album sales in this past week totaled 6.1 million units, up 9% compared with the previous week and up 11% compared with the comparable sales week of 2012. Year-to-date album sales stand at 67.5 million, down 6% compared with the same total at this point last year.

Album SalesImagine Dragons - Night Visions [29,000 /...
Jason Tate on 03/27/13 - 12:26 PM
Justin Timberlake is on track to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with between 950-975k copies of The 20/20 Experience sold.
Chris Collum on 03/24/13 - 10:16 AM
Shocker. Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience is expected to sell a shit ton of records (somewhere in the 750-800k range) in its first week.
Drew Beringer on 03/21/13 - 11:43 AM
Another week, another album sale round up: Bon Jovi takes the top of the charts this week with 95k copies sold, and David Bowie comes in at number two with around 85k copies. Luke Bryan's Spring Break drops to number three with another 60 thousand. Overall album sales in this past chart week totaled 5.57 million units, up 2% compared with the sum last week and down 1% compared with the comparable sales week of 2012. Year to date album sales stand at 61.42 million, down 7% compared to the same total at this point last yea. More notable album sales are included below.

Album SalesSound City - Sound City (36,000)
Mumford and Sons - Babel (30,000 / 2,093,000)
Fun. - Some Nights (23,000 /...
Jason Tate on 03/20/13 - 01:15 PM
Another week, another deluge of album sales numbers for us geeks. Luke Bryan is topping the charts this week after moving close to 150k copies of his new album Spring Break ... Here To Party. The man, Jimi Hendrix, comes in at number two by selling 73k copies of People Hell and Angels, which if you don't own -- you need to check out. Bruno Mars drops to number three with 51k copies of his latest album, which pushes him over the 1 million mark in total sales. More of the charts can be found below. Overall album sales totaled 5.49 million units, down 5% compared with the sum last week and down 12% compared with the comparable sales week of 2012. Year to date album sales stand at 55.85...
Jason Tate on 03/13/13 - 11:46 AM
All sorts of numbers for all of us chart geeks today. Bruno Mars has climbed to the top of the charts this week, moving 95,000 copies of his latest album (bringing his total about 40k short of going platinum). Atoms for Peace come in at number two selling 50k copies of Amok. Mumford and Sons round out the top three with another 43,000 copies of Babel, which has now passed the 2 million mark. Overall album sales in this week totaled 5.79 million units, up 6% compared with the sum last week and down 9% compared with the comparable sales week of 2012 (6.33 million). Year to date album sales stand at 50.36 million, down 7% compared to the same total at this point last year. All the other...
Jason Tate on 03/06/13 - 11:41 AM
Jack White's latest album, Blunderbuss, has gone gold.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/05/13 - 03:17 PM
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. -...
Jason Tate on 03/01/13 - 11:16 AM
According to the annual report from the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), total music sales revenues in 2012 increased by 0.3% from 2011. This marks the first time that record sales have increased since 1999. Revenue from digital sales increased by 9% from 2011, and revenue from streaming services increased by a whopping 44%. The report also tells us that the best-selling song worldwide last year was "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen (12.5 million units sold), and that for the second consecutive year Adele had the best-selling album, moving 8.3 million copies of 21 in 2012.
Chris Collum on 02/26/13 - 12:41 PM
We got a hold of a bunch more album sales numbers and have updated our thread for this week with them, it includes quite a bit more data - and some catalog albums (like the recent Blink -182 EP).
Jason Tate on 02/22/13 - 01:51 PM
Mumford and Sons were propelled by the Grammys to reclaim the number one spot on this week's charts by selling 185,000 copies of their album. The "Grammy Nominations" compilation comes in at number two with 88,000 copies sold and Bruno Mars grabs the number three spot by selling 86,000 albums. Overall album sales in this past chart week hit 6.81 million units, up 17% compared with last week and down 12% compared to last year. Year to date album sales are at 39.12 million, down 6% compared to the same total at this point last year. Some other notable sales from the past week can be found below.

Album SalesMumford and Sons - Babel (1,922,00)
Taylor Swift - Red (72,000 / 3,400,000)
The...
Jason Tate on 02/20/13 - 01:35 PM
Josh Groban's All That Echoes is the number one album this week, selling 145,000 copies. Tim McGraw came in at number two with 107,000 copies sold, Now Forty-fucking-Five is number three with 87,000 copies sold. Overall album sales totaled 5.81 million units, up 11% compared to last week, and down 15% compared with the comparable week in 2012. Year to date album sales stand at 32.30 million, down 5% compared to the same total at this point last year. Some other notable sales from the past week can be found below.

Album SalesMumford & Sons' - Babel (54,000)
Justin Bieber - Believe Acoustic (43,000)
Coheed and Cambria - The Afterman: Descension (41,000)
The Lumineers - Self-Titled...
Jason Tate on 02/13/13 - 05:26 PM
Justin Bieber has scored his fifth number one album (211,000 sold) and, obviously, debuts at number one this week. Andrea Bocelli is in at number two with 94,000 sold, and Tegan and Sara moved roughly 49,000 units to come in at number three. Overall album sales totaled 5.24 million units, up 7% compared compared to last week, and down 10% compared to last year. Year to date album sales stand at 26.49 million, down 2% compared to the same total at this point last year. Some other notable sales from the past week can be found below.

Album and Single SalesMumford & Sons - Babel (36,000)
Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox (37,000)
The Lumineers - Self-Titled (32,000)
Macklemore & Ryan...
Jason Tate on 02/06/13 - 01:11 PM
Fun.'s album Some Nights has officially gone platinum.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 02/02/13 - 03:02 PM
Bad Religion's new album True North debuted at #18 on the Billboard 200, making it the band's highest chart position in its career.
Drew Beringer on 01/30/13 - 03:34 PM
Both of Bon Iver's albums, For Emma, Forever Ago and Bon Iver, Bon Iver have gone gold. What's interesting is that the albums, released two and a half years apart, crossed the 500,000 mark at basically the same time.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/23/13 - 02:21 PM
A$AP Rocky is set to debut at #1 with around 130,000 copies of his new album sold. Also, check out his Letterman performance last night, featuring AraabMuzik, in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/17/13 - 12:43 PM
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
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
The Postal Service's 2003 album Give Up has finally gone platinum, becoming Sub Pop's second platinum album (after Nirvana's Bleach).
Paul Tao on 10/31/12 - 10:37 AM
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
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
Head to the replies to check out the latest Music Biz column, about the CD's latest birthday, how we're going to pass on music to our kids, and how newer generations are going to appreciate music.
Thomas Nassiff on 10/04/12 - 02:29 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
Looks like Green Day will show up at number two on the charts this week with about 140k copies of their new album sold.

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Jason Tate on 10/03/12 - 02:45 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
Ben Folds Five's new album, The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200. The album is the highest charting the band has had in their career. Also, the band will be performing on The Colbert Report on October 1st.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/27/12 - 12:35 PM

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