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Pentatonix’s “That’s Christmas to Me” Has Another 200K+ Sales Week
1 day ago

Pentatonix’s “That’s Christmas to Me” Has Another 200K+ Sales Week

For the third straight week, music buyers scooped up more than 200,000 copies of Pentatonix’s “That’s Christmas to Me.”

While the blockbuster a capella act’s Christmas record slips to #3 …
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Taylor Swift’s “1989” Crosses the 3 Million Sales Mark
1 day ago

Taylor Swift’s “1989” Crosses the 3 Million Sales Mark

Last week, Taylor Swift celebrated her 25th birthday. Afforded a combination of endless media attention, enthusiastic fan support, public celebrity gushing and a parade of actual goods, Swift had an …
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J. Cole Wins Album Sales Race with 354K; Taylor, Pentatonix, Carrie Follow (Updated)
2 days ago

J. Cole Wins Album Sales Race with 354K; Taylor, Pentatonix, Carrie Follow (Updated)

Update 3: J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” tops the Billboard 200 on the strength of 375,000 total units.  354,000 of those units are pure sales, while the remaining 21,000 …
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Nicki Minaj’s Album Sales Pacing for 160K; D’Angelo, 5SOS Follow (Updated)
4 days ago

Nicki Minaj’s Album Sales Pacing for 160K; D’Angelo, 5SOS Follow (Updated)

Update 3: Despite slipping to #2 on the iTunes album sales chart, Nicki Minaj’s “The Pinkprint” is tracking as the week’s best-selling new release.

Unfortunately, its projected sales total is …
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J. Cole to Lead Sales Race with ~335-355K, Taylor Swift, Pentatonix Will Follow
6 days ago

J. Cole to Lead Sales Race with ~335-355K, Taylor Swift, Pentatonix Will Follow

Not victimized by misleading early interest, J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” still looks hot as the weekend approaches.

According to Hits Daily Double, the album will debut at #1 …
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Taylor Swift’s “1989” Wins Sales Race with 230K; Pentatonix Does 208K (Updated)
1 week ago

Taylor Swift’s “1989” Wins Sales Race with 230K; Pentatonix Does 208K (Updated)

Update 2: With a weekly pure sales total of 230,000 and an additional 44,000 credits owed to Track Equivalent Album and Streaming Equivalent Album data, Taylor Swift’s “1989” tops the …
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J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” Album Sales Pacing for 320-350K (Updated)
1 week ago

J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” Album Sales Pacing for 320-350K (Updated)

Update 2: Remember the impressive 240-270,000 first-week forecast for J. Cole’s new album “2014 Forest Hills Drive?”  Forget about it.

With first day sales data in the books, Hits Daily …
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Taylor Swift’s “1989” Takes Sales Lead, But Pentatonix Stays Hot at #2
2 weeks ago

Taylor Swift’s “1989” Takes Sales Lead, But Pentatonix Stays Hot at #2

Not available on Spotify, Taylor Swift’s “1989” is garnering little benefit from the introduction of Streaming Equivalent Album data into the Billboard 200 methodology.

But insofar as tracks from her …
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Album Sales: Taylor Swift’s “1989,” Pentatonix’ “That’s Christmas to Me” in Tight Race
2 weeks ago

Album Sales: Taylor Swift’s “1989,” Pentatonix’ “That’s Christmas to Me” in Tight Race

The introduction of track equivalent album and streaming equivalent album data into the Billboard 200 calculation could make a major impact at the top of next week’s chart.

According to …
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Report: Taylor Swift’s “1989” Wins Sales Race, Pentatonix Sells ~217K (Updated)
2 weeks ago

Report: Taylor Swift’s “1989” Wins Sales Race, Pentatonix Sells ~217K (Updated)

Update 2: The new Billboard 200 methodology is now in play.  In addition to “Total Album Sales” data (which is used to form a separate chart), the new Billboard 200 …
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