Updated: Thanks to a first week sales total of 21,000, Meghan Trainor’s “Title” EP debuts at #15 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Signposted by its delayed ascent into the top five on iTunes’ album sales chart, Meghan Trainor’s “Title” EP far exceeded sales expectations in its first week of availability.
Initially eyed by Hits Daily Double for a bow in the 9-11,000 range, the four-song EP ended up posting an opening week sales mark of roughly double.
According to data from Billboard/Nielsen, “Title” drove roughly 19,366 buyers to part with their money last week.
Because last week saw a whopping ten buzzworthy full-length albums enter a marketplace already populated by releases like Maroon 5’s “V,” Jeezy’s “Seen it All,” the “Guardians of the Galaxy” soundtrack, the “Frozen” soundtrack and Ariana Grande’s “My Everything,” the ~20K sales total will not be enough to score Trainor a top ten spot on the Billboard 200 Album Sales chart this week.
It does, however, represent a welcome subversion of the conservative early expectations. It therefore succeeds in providing another dose of good news for an artist whose breakthrough single has already provided her with a laundry list of distinctions.
“All About That Bass,” that single, is the leader on Billboard’s Hot 100, the next leader at pop radio and the target of hundreds of thousands of single sales each week.