MCIIY SoundScan/Album Charts: 16th Top Album

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MCIIY SoundScan/Album Charts: 16th Top Album

thebigham
Joined: 21 Mar 2003, 05:50

10 Nov 2010, 16:47 #1

UKMix:
 
04 - 55,447 (55,490)
12 - 32,986 (88,476)
22 - 35,308 (123,784)
28 - 41,575 (165,359)
12 - 64,676 (230,035)
17 - 59,469 (289,504)


Billboard.com:


For the first time in three years, the top three selling albums in the U.S. are all country efforts. Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week (320,000; down 69% according to Nielsen SoundScan), Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party" starts at No. 2 (193,000) and Sugarland's former No. 1 "The Incredible Machine" slips one rung to No. 3 (60,000; down 32%).

Country albums last monopolized the top three rungs on the chart dated Nov. 10, 2007, when Carrie Underwood's "Carnival Ride" debuted at No. 1 (527,000), Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' "Raising Sand" started at No. 2 (112,000) and Gary Allan's "Living Hard" bowed at No. 3 (69,000).

Last week, Swift's "Speak Now" made a historic 1,047,000 bow, just the 16th time since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991 where an album sold at least 1 million copies in a week. As history has proven, it was all but a given that "Speak Now" would take a steep drop in sales this week. The set's 69% decline in on par with the sophomore-week dive of our last million-plusser: Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III." It went from 1,006,000 in its premiere to 309,000 in its second stanza.

Back on this week's Billboard 200, "My Kinda Party's" start at No. 2 with 193,000 earns Aldean him his best sales week and a new peak on the list. His last album, 2009's "Wide Open," notched his previous best frame, when it started with 109,000 at No. 4.

Mariah Carey's second holiday album, "Merry Christmas II You," jingles in at No. 4 with 55,000 in its first week. It marks the diva's 16th top 10 set. Among women, only Barbra Streisand (with 30) and Madonna (19) have had more. Carey's first seasonal effort, 1994's "Merry Christmas," peaked at No. 3.

Lil Wayne's "I Am Not a Human Being" slips one spot to No. 5, though with a gain in sales, as it sells 49,000 in its sixth chart week (up 5%). Kings of Leon's "Come Around Sundown" falls three rungs to No. 6 with 40,000 (down 40%) while Eminem's "Recovery" descends two to No. 7 (38,000; up 1%).

Neil Diamond nets his 17th top 10 album, as "Dreams" debuts at No. 8 with 35,000. It's the singer's fourth top 10 release since 2005, when "12 Songs" began his recent hot streak with a No. 4 entry. He's since notched top 10s with "Home Before Dark" (No. 1 in 2008) and "Hot August Night/NYC" (No. 2 in 2009).

Right behind Diamond at No. 9 is Brad Paisley with "Hits Alive," which starts with 31,000. It's the country star's sixth top 10 effort and second best-of collection.

Rounding out the top 10 at No. 10 is "The Union," from Elton John and Leon Russell, falling four slots with 27,000 (down 27%).

On the Digital Songs chart this week, Rihanna's "What's My Name" (featuring Drake), starts at No. 1 with 235,000, marking the diva's ninth No. 1 -- and third this year. It's the second single to chart from Rihanna's upcoming "Loud" album, following "Only Girl (In The World)," which arrived at No. 1 with 249,000 a little over a month ago. Rihanna also topped the list back in July and August as the featured guest on Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie." Last week's No. 1 Digital Song, Ke$ha's "We R Who We R" falls to No. 2 with 220,000 (down 21%).

Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Nov. 7) totaled 5.43 million units, down 6% compared to the sum last week (5.80 million) and down 21% compared to the comparable sales week of 2009 (6.86 million). Year to date album sales stand at 247.36 million, down 13% compared to the same total at this point last year (285.96 million).

Digital track sales this past week totaled 19.84 million downloads, up 6% compared to last week (18.77 million) and up 8% stacked next to the comparable week of 2009 (18.42 million). Year to date track sales are at 956.86 million, down less than 1% compared to the same total at this point last year (960.97 million)
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Colson
Joined: 21 Feb 2003, 03:58

10 Nov 2010, 16:48 #2

I wish it would've sold over 60k, but I'm ok with that tally and the #4 peak.

mcfan
Joined: 16 Jul 2008, 13:32

10 Nov 2010, 16:57 #3

I really wonder what the HSN figure is at this point.
It still outsold Merry Christmas but a matching #3 peak would have been nice. Oh well, regardless, great debut!

thebigham
Joined: 21 Mar 2003, 05:50

10 Nov 2010, 17:07 #4

Billboard.com: 

Here is a look at the acts with the most top 10 sets since the chart premiered as a weekly survey March 24, 1956: 

36, the Rolling Stones 
33, Frank Sinatra 
30, the Beatles 
30, Barbra Streisand 
27, Elvis Presley 
19, Bob Dylan 
19, Madonna 
17, Elton John 
17, Paul McCartney/Wings 
17, Neil Diamond 
16, Johnny Mathis 
16, Bruce Springsteen 
16, George Strait 
16, Mariah Carey 
15, Rod Stewart
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Gawain of Suffolk
Joined: 07 Mar 2004, 00:41

10 Nov 2010, 17:11 #5

mcfan wrote: I really wonder what the HSN figure is at this point.
It still outsold Merry Christmas but a matching #3 peak would have been nice. Oh well, regardless, great debut!
Yeah I know I was expecting about 65K and a  #3 debut. However she's got some amazing promo coming up so who knows it could climb back up past #4.Image

  


fellipe
Joined: 19 Jun 2005, 08:21

10 Nov 2010, 17:27 #6

So, any word on how many copies were sold through HSN?

jtiahmciah
Joined: 13 Jul 2007, 19:43

10 Nov 2010, 17:34 #7

'Merry Christmas II You'' Debuts at #1 on Billboard
November 10, 2010
Mariah's new Christmas album MERRY CHRISTMAS II YOU debuts at #1 on Billboard's R&B Albums and Holiday Albums charts!

With huge first week sales of 55,490 copies and a #4 position on Billboard's Top 200 Albums, Merry Christmas II You even surpassed the opening of Mariah's five-time platinum selling first Christmas album Merry Christmas.

This debut marks Mariah's 16th top 10 set. Among women, only Barbra Streisand (with 30) and Madonna (19) have had more.

Mariah's Christmas songs dominate the Holiday Singles chart as well with "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and "Oh Santa!" sitting respectively at #1 and #2 on Billboard's Top Holiday Digital Singles chart.

The album is currently available for purchase exclusively on AmazonMP3 for $ 4.99, for a limited time only. Get your copy today!

Source: mariahcarey.com

Gawain of Suffolk
Joined: 07 Mar 2004, 00:41

10 Nov 2010, 17:38 #8

What MariahCarey.com wrote is very true and this Era and Album are starting off great. Just can't believe there is nothing happening this week to soften the fall of the Album.Image


esettle0
Joined: 28 Aug 2005, 04:49

10 Nov 2010, 17:56 #9

So clearly Hitsdailydouble.com tally included HSN numbers.

Vincent
Joined: 10 Dec 2004, 06:04

10 Nov 2010, 17:58 #10

^They must've learned their lesson.

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