Opening week sales and consumption projections for Alessia Cara’s new album “The Pains Of Growing” just made their arrival. Based on data from its first few days in the market, Hits Daily Double expects “The Pains Of Growing” to sell 4-6K pure US copies during its first week. The inclusion of units from track sales and streams should produce an opening week consumption total in the 11-13K range. “The Pains Of Growing” is the follow-up to the Grammy winner’s 2015 debut “Know-It-All.” That album debuted with 22K pure sales and 36K total units.
Early US sales and consumption projections have emerged for Meek Mill’s “Championships.” According to Hits Daily Double, the album is expected to sell 24-27K pure US copies during the November 30-December 6 tracking period. With units from track sales and streams included, it may generate 150-175K in overall first-week consumption. Barring a surprise mid-week development, the consumption figure should secure “Championships” the #1 position on this week’s Billboard 200. No other album is even a lock to hit 100K in tracking week consumption units.
Very early Friday morning, The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” rose to #1 on the US iTunes sales chart. By mid-morning, a different new release had ascended to #1: Meek Mill’s “Championships.” The 1975’s album now sits at #2. Lil Baby’s “Street Gossip” follows at #3, ahead of 6ix9ine’s “DUMMY BOY” (#4) and Wheeler Walker Jr’s “WW III” (#5). Earl Sweatshirt’s “Some Rap Songs” (#6), Red Velvet’s “RBB – The 5th Mini Album” (#7), Ski Mask The Slump God’s “STOKELEY” (#8), Alessia Cara’s “The Pains of Growing” (#9), and Pentatonix’s “Christmas Is Here!” (#10) form the balance of ... Read more
Friday is officially underway, which means this week’s new album releases are beginning to make an impact on the US iTunes store. One such release is already #1 on the store’s all-genre sales chart. The 1975’s “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships,” that album, occupies the #1 position as of press time at 12:45AM ET Friday. 6ix9ine’s recently released “DUMMY BOY” follows at #2, ahead of Pentatonix’s “Christmas Is Here!” (#3), Wheeler Walker Jr’s “WW III” (#4), and John Legend’s “A Legendary Christmas” (#5). Friday is still very young, and there could be several shakeups to the chart in the ... Read more
Originally set for release on November 23, the launch of 6ix9ine’s “DUMMY BOY” was ultimately postponed until Tuesday. Upon finally launching, the album predictably attracted considerable attention from US music consumers. As of press time at 9:35PM ET, the album occupies the #1 position on the US iTunes album sales chart. It also sits atop the Apple Music streaming chart. Several songs from the album, meanwhile, are faring well on both charts. “MAMA (featuring Nicki Minaj & Kanye West),” “TIC TOC (featuring Lil Baby),” and “KIKA (featuring Tory Lanez)” already occupy Top 10 positions on Apple Music. “MAMA” additionally holds ... Read more
Hits Daily Double and Billboard do not report the same album sales and consumption numbers, but they do have the same album atop their US charts. Kane Brown’s “Experiment,” that album, comfortably won this week’s US album sales and consumption races. Hits says the album sold 110K pure US copies this week, with units from track sales and track streams bringing the overall consumption total to 128K. Billboard reports the numbers as 105K and 124K, respectively. In either case, the figures are enough to make “Experiment” Kane Brown’s first #1 album on the Hits sales, Hits Top 50 (consumption), Billboard ... Read more
Update: Hits Daily Double has issued updated opening week projections for Little Mix’s “LM5.” According to the publication, the album is now expected to sell 7-8K pure US copies during its first week of release. The inclusion of units from track sales and streams should yield a consumption tally of 17-20K. ==== Initial US album sales and consumption projections have emerged for Little Mix’s “LM5.” According to Hits Daily Double, “LM5” is expected to sell 5-7K pure US copies during its first week of release. With units from track sales and streams included, the album may generate 15-19K in total ... Read more
Despite not launching until the fourth day of the November 9-15 tracking period, the music video for JENNIE’s “SOLO” generated an impressive amount of views on YouTube. The video, which marks the BLACKPINK member’s first solo release, generated 45.0 million views during the tracking period. The count positions “SOLO” at #3 on this week’s Global YouTube Music Videos Chart. As it only trails the previously released “Taki Taki” and “Mia” videos, “SOLO” meanwhile ranks as the chart’s top new entry. — “SOLO” also makes an impressive debut on the Global YouTube Songs Chart, which accounts for views on official uploads ... Read more
Early projections have emerged for Mariah Carey’s “Caution.” According to Hits Daily Double, the diva’s first studio album since 2014 should sell 40-45K pure US copies this week. With units from track sales and streams included, it may generate 47-52K in total first-week consumption. Projections for its specific chart ranking are unavailable at press time, but with those numbers, it would be in contention for a Top 10 bow on Billboard Top Album Sales and the Billboard 200. “Caution” is the follow-up to “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse,” which sold 58K pure copies in its first week. At ... Read more
Barring a surprise release or development, Mumford & Sons’ “Delta” will claim #1 on next week’s US album charts. The new release is expected to sell 195-205K pure US copies during the November 16-22 tracking period. With units from track sales and streams included, “Delta” may generate 205-215K in total consumption. The pure sales tally should yield a #1 bow on Billboard Top Album Sales, while the consumption tally will drive a #1 debut on the Billboard 200. Data for the new Michael Buble album has not yet been reported, but Hits still expects “Delta” to lead the pack. No ... Read more