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Lauren Daigle’s “Look Up Child” Earns #2 For Sales, Takes #3 On Billboard 200

Update: While its numbers differ slightly from those reported by Hits, the outcome is the same. Lauren Daigle’s “Look Up Child” is #2 on this week’s Top Album Sales (pure sales) chart and #3 on this week’s Billboard 200 (consumption). “Look Up Child” debuts with 103K in pure US sales and 115K in total US units (album sales + units from track sales and streams). Hits Daily Double had the numbers at 97K and 108K, respectively. Its unit total is the best for a Christian album since the Billboard 200 switched a consumption chart in 2014. Its pure sales total ... Read more

Paul McCartney Wins US Album Sales Race, Claims #1 On Billboard 200 (Update)

Update: Billboard just made the news official – Paul McCartney’s “Egypt Station” is the #1 album on this week’s Top Album Sales and Billboard 200 charts. The album tops the former with what Billboard reports as 147K pure US sales. It tops the Billboard 200 with 153K in first-week US consumption (album sales + units from track sales and streams). “Egypt Station” is McCartney’s first #1 solo album since 1982’s “Tug Of War.” It, moreover, is his first solo album to ever debut atop the Billboard 200. “Egypt Station” seizes the throne from Eminem’s “Kamikaze,” which falls to #2 in ... Read more

Carrie Underwood’s “Cry Pretty” Claims #1 On US iTunes Album Sales Chart; Tori Kelly Top 3

Shortly after launching on the US iTunes store, Carrie Underwood’s new “Cry Pretty” rocketed to #1 on the all-genre sales chart. It remains in that pinnacle position as of press time at 12:55AM ET. Eminem’s “Kamikaze” currently sits at #2 on the chart, while Tori Kelly’s new “Hiding Place” is #3. Lauren Daigle’s “Look Up Child” (#4) and Upchurch’s “Supernatural” (#5) complete the Top 5. 6LACK’s new “East Atlanta Love Letter” (#6), Tony Bennett & Diana Krall’s new “Love Is Here To Stay” (#7), “The Greatest Showman” (#8), Thrice’s new “Palms” (#9), and Mac Miller’s “Swimming” (#10) form the balance ... Read more

Lauren Daigle’s “Look Up Child” Pacing For #2 On Top Album Sales, #3 On Billboard 200

Lauren Daigle’s “Look Up Child” will make a major splash on this week’s US album charts. According to Hits Daily Double, the album should sell 85-95K pure US sales this week. With units from track sales and streams included, “Look Up Child” may generate 95-105K in total US units. The pure sales total should be enough for a #2 bow on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart; only Paul McCartney’s “Egypt Station” appears poised to sell better. “Look Up Child” should meanwhile debut at #3 on the Billboard 200, behind only Eminem’s “Kamikaze” and McCartney’s “Egypt Station” (both pacing for ... Read more

Paul McCartney Pacing To Win US Sales Race, Battle Eminem For #1 On Billboard 200

Paul McCartney’s “Egypt Station” will challenge for #1 on this week’s key album charts. According to Hits Daily Double, the album should debut with 115-125K US units this week. The majority of those units will come from pure sales, with track equivalent albums and streaming equivalent albums contributing a few thousand at best. As it currently stands, “Egypt Station” is on track to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales (pure sales) chart. The next-best performer from a pure sales standpoint will likely be Lauren Daigle’s “Look Up Child,” which is trending for a debut in the 85-95K ... Read more

Russ’ “Zoo” On Pace For 55-60K US Sales, 70-80K Total US Units

“Zoo,” the new album from Russ, is expected to post solid opening week sales and consumption numbers. Based on early data, Hits Daily Double projects an opening week pure US sales total in the 55-60K range. With units from track sales and track streams included, it may generate about 70-80K in total US consumption. “Zoo” is the follow-up to Russ’ “There’s Really A Wolf.” That album opened with 24K in pure US sales and 49K in total US units. It took #9 on Billboard Top Album Sales (pure sales) and #7 on the Billboard 200 (consumption).

Paul McCartney’s “Egypt Station” Projected For ~115K US Sales, ~120K Total US Units

Based on its early performance, Paul McCartney’s “Egypt Station” should be the top new entry on this week’s US album charts. According to Hits Daily Double, “Egypt Station” is projected to sell 110-120K pure US copies this week. With units from track sales and track streams included, it may do 115-125K in total US consumption. The pure sales figure may be enough for #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart. The consumption figure will likely position “Egypt Station” at #2 on the Billboard 200; Eminem’s “Kamikaze” is expected to repeat at #1 on that chart.

Lauren Daigle’s “Look Up Child” Pacing For 85-90K US Sales, 90-100K Total US Units

Lauren Daigle’s new album “Look Up Child” will post strong opening week sales and consumption numbers. According to Hits Daily Double, the album should sell 85-90K pure US copies this week. With units from track sales and track streams included, the album should generate 90-100K in total US consumption. Based on those numbers, “Look Up Child” has a shot of debuting in the Top 5 on this week’s Billboard Top Album Sales (pure sales) and Billboard 200 (total consumption) charts. It will surely chart higher than her 2015 debut album “How Can It Be,” which peaked at #15 on Top ... Read more

Report: Why Don’t We’s “8 Letters” Debuts In Top 3 For US Sales, Should Make Top 10 On Billboard 200

“8 Letters,” the debut studio album from boy band Why Don’t We, will land near the top of this week’s Billboard Top Album Sales and Billboard 200 charts. According to Hits Daily Double and BuzzAngle, “8 Letters” sold approximately 38K pure US sales during the August 31-September 6 tracking period. With units from track sales and track streams included, it generated about 45K in first week consumption. Due Sunday, Billboard’s more authoritative data may differ slightly from that reported by Hits. The Hits numbers nonetheless provide a very good indication of where “8 Letters” will land on this week’s chart. ... Read more

Indiana Massara Releases Music Video For New Single “Apology”

Talented, charming, energetic and increasingly confident, singer-actress Indiana Massara undoubtedly deserves the attention of pop music fans. She warrants a place in the conversation about up-and-coming pop stars. Her strongest and most recent case for that notice is new single “Apology (featuring 24hrs).” Powered by solid production and songwriting and Massara’s appealing vocal performance, the track is fun, catchy and infectious. It may not be edgy or quirky, but it makes for an enjoyable listen for those who enjoy unabashed mainstream pop songs. It also makes Indiana Massara’s name one to remember. Shortly after releasing the audio to digital platforms, ... Read more