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Mariah Carey’s “Caution” Reportedly Debuts With 43K US Sales, 51K US Units

The numbers are in for Mariah Carey’s new studio album.

Mariah Carey on Fallon | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

Mariah Carey released her first studio album since 2014 last week, and preliminary sales numbers are now available.

According to Hits Daily Double and BuzzAngle, Carey’s “Caution” sold about 43K pure US copies during the Novembre 16-22 tracking period. With units from track sales and streams included, it generated nearly 50K in first week consumption.

Due Sunday, Billboard’s more authoritative data may differ slightly from that reported by Hits. As long as the numbers land in that ballpark, however, they should earn “Caution” a Top 5 position on the Billboard Top Album Sales (pure sales) and Billboard 200 (consumption) charts.

In addition to the enthusiasm one would expect for a new Mariah Carey album, “Caution” benefited from a concert ticket-album bundle. Albums redeemed as part of the bundle count toward the pure sales total.

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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