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“Hamilton Mixtape” Reaches #1 On US iTunes Sales Chart; Childish Gambino, Grace VanderWaal, Kane Brown Follow
13 hours ago

“Hamilton Mixtape” Reaches #1 On US iTunes Sales Chart; Childish Gambino, Grace VanderWaal, Kane Brown Follow

As of 1:45AM ET Friday morning, new releases claim the Top 5 slots on the US iTunes album sales chart.

The explicit version of “The Hamilton Mixtape” predictably occupies #1 …
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Metallica’s “Hardwired … To Self-Destruct” Debuted With Over 800,000 Worldwide Sales
3 days ago

Metallica’s “Hardwired … To Self-Destruct” Debuted With Over 800,000 Worldwide Sales

America’s #1 album was also a smash hit worldwide.

According to an official press release, Metallica’s “Hardwired … To Self-Destruct” sold over 800,000 albums worldwide during its first week.

It …
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The Weeknd’s “Starboy” Sales Projections Downgraded, Album Still Pacing For #1
4 days ago

The Weeknd’s “Starboy” Sales Projections Downgraded, Album Still Pacing For #1

In recent weeks, Hits Daily Double’s initial US album sales projections have proven too low.

The opposite appears to be true for The Weeknd’s “Starboy,” this week’s highest-profile new release. …
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The Weeknd’s “Starboy” Pacing For Strong Opening Week Sales
6 days ago

The Weeknd’s “Starboy” Pacing For Strong Opening Week Sales

Initial sales projections have become less accurate since the switch to a Friday-Thursday tracking week, and the impact of Black Friday only complicates this week’s forecasting.

It does, however, appear …
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DNCE’s Album Reportedly Debuts With 19.0K First-Week US Sales
6 days ago

DNCE’s Album Reportedly Debuts With 19.0K First-Week US Sales

DNCE’s self-titled debut entered the market this past week, and it apparently sold just under 20,000 pure US copies.

According to data from BuzzAngle, “DNCE” drove ~18,963 pure US sales …
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Metallica’s “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” Wins US Sales Race, Claims #1 On Billboard 200
7 days ago

Metallica’s “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” Wins US Sales Race, Claims #1 On Billboard 200

Update: When it comes to sales for the week’s key albums, there was a greater-than-usual discrepancy between the Hits/BuzzAngle data and the more authoritative Billboard data.

The hierarchy atop the …
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Report: Little Mix’s “Glory Days” Debuts With 14.7K US Sales
7 days ago

Report: Little Mix’s “Glory Days” Debuts With 14.7K US Sales

Earlier this week, projections emerged suggesting Little Mix’s “Glory Days” would sell 14-16,000 pure US copies during its first week of release.

BuzzAngle Music has released its final weekly figure, …
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Little Mix’s “Glory Days” Pacing For 14-16K First-Week US Sales
1 week ago

Little Mix’s “Glory Days” Pacing For 14-16K First-Week US Sales

An opening week US sales projection has finally emerged for Little Mix’s “Glory Days.”

According to Hits Daily Double, the girl group’s fourth studio album is on track to sell …
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Garth Brooks’ “Ultimate Collection” Was Week’s Best-Selling Album, Omitted From Billboard Due To Gaga Rule
2 weeks ago

Garth Brooks’ “Ultimate Collection” Was Week’s Best-Selling Album, Omitted From Billboard Due To Gaga Rule

Sunday afternoon, Billboard named A Tribe Called Quest’s “We Got It From Here” the #1 album on its Billboard 200 (consumption) and Top Album Sales (pure sales) charts.

While A …
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Metallica’s “Hardwired,” Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” Sales Projections Upgraded; Bruno Now Pacing For #2
2 weeks ago

Metallica’s “Hardwired,” Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” Sales Projections Upgraded; Bruno Now Pacing For #2

As has been the case with many recent high-profile albums, Hits Daily Double’s initial US sales projections were way too low.

The publication has upgraded its projections for Metallica’s “Hardwired …
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