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Justin Timberlake’s “Man Of The Woods” Dominates US Sales Race, Will Claim #1 On Billboard 200

“Man Of The Woods” debuts as the #1 album in the United States.

Justin Timberlake | RCA Press Photo by Ryan McGinley

While its performance may not have lived up to pre-release expectations, Justin Timberlake’s “Man Of The Woods” still dominated the US album sales and consumption races.

According to Hits Daily Double and BuzzAngle, “Man Of The Woods” sold ~242,557 pure US copies during its first week of release.

The inclusion of TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) yields a first-week consumption total of about 295,982 US units.

Due Sunday, Billboard’s more authoritative data may differ slightly from that reported by Hits. The discrepancies will not, however, displace “Man Of The Woods” from the top of the charts.

The pure sales total will be enough for #1 on Billboard Top Album Sales, while the consumption tally will earn “Man Of The Woods” #1 on the Billboard 200.

This week’s top pure sales performers (according to Hits/BuzzAngle):
Justin Timberlake – Man Of The Woods (242,557 pure US sales)
The Greatest Showman – Soundtrack (52,249 pure US sales)
NOW 65 (25,080 pure US sales)
AWOLNATION – Here Come The Runts (16,341 pure US sales)
Chris Stapleton – From A Room, Volume 2 (13,886 pure US sales)

This week’s top overall consumption performers (according to Hits/BuzzAngle):
Justin Timberlake – Man Of The Woods (295,982 total US units)
Migos – Culture II (90,492 total US units)
The Greatest Showman – Soundtrack (90,492 total US units)
Ed Sheeran – Divide (38,647 total US units)
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic (34,218 total US units)

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.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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