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Carly Rae Jepsen’s “E-MO-TION” Debuts With 16.2K First Week Sales (Updated)

Carly Rae Jepsen [NBC]

Update: According to Nielsen Music’s final data, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “E-MO-TION” sold 16,153 copies during its inaugural week of release. That mark slots the album at #14 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart.
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The modest total is nothing about which to write home, but it does top that initially projected by industry analysts.

According to Hits Daily Double, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “E-MO-TION” sold approximately 15,815 traditional copies during its first week of release (August 21-27).

Billboard’s final data — due by Monday or Tuesday — will differ slightly, but it should still confirm a total above the industry’s initial 12-14,000 forecast.

With Track Equivalent Albums (10 single sales = 1 album equivalent unit) and Streaming Equivalent Albums (1500 single streams = 1 album equivalent unit) included, Hits estimates that “E-MO-TION” generated a first-week consumption total of approximately 18,182 total units.

That should be enough to position the album within the Top 25 — and likely the Top 20 — on the consumption-oriented Billboard 200.

Carly Rae Jepsen’s previous album “KISS” debuted at #6 on the then-sales-only Billboard 200. It sold 46,000 copies during its inaugural September 2012 sales week.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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