The Numbers Are In…

The weekly album sale numbers are in, and it’s not looking too good for some people. Taylor Swift, yet again, has returned to the top spot selling 259,000 copies of ‘Speak Now’. The album is currently the third best seller of the year, and at this point there’s no way for her to win, so congrats to Eminem for having the top selling album of the year.

Susan Boyle continues to sell with her album, ‘The Gift’, moving 254,000 copies. The new Michael Jackson album, ‘Michael’, debuts with 228,000 copies at number 3. It looks like all the controversy around the album helped those first week numbers out.

‘Last Train To Paris’, the Diddy-Dirty Money album, comes in at number 7 with 101,000 copies sold. I’m not surprised at this, nor do I think it will be a problem. Like I said, I’m sure the album will continue to sell as their currently single ‘Coming Home’ continues to rise up the charts. The more airplay the song gets the more the album will hopefully sell.

I have to say that I am pleasantly with the status of Nicki Minaj’s album. Even though it fell two spots to number 8 it had a 19% sales increase. As I said in yesterdays post, Nicki has been on a heavy promotional campaign these past few weeks and it’s paying off. Her new single, ‘Moment 4 Life’, is currently blowing up on the radio, and I would not be surprised for it to become her biggest hit to date.

Ciara has seen brighter days with her new album, ‘Basic Instinct’, coming in at number 44. The album moved 37,000 copies this week, her lowest debut sales week. This is the first time that one of her albums has not debuted in the top 10. This does not surprise me with the messy handling and lack of campaign with this album. It’s a shame, but what’s done is done.

What do you think of the numbers this week?

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