Chvrches' new album Every Open Eye debuted with 34,214 copies sold in the first week. That will make it the #1 alternative album, #8 overall album on the Billboard 200, the #1 rock album on the charts.
Jason Tate on 10/05/15 - 01:41 PM
Bring Me the Horizon's new album will debut at number two on the charts this week.
Rock band Bring Me the Horizon earns its highest charting album ever – and first Top 10 set – as That’s the Spirit bows at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The set moved 62,000 units, of which 55,000 are pure album sales. The latter sum makes it No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart, and gives the band its best sales week ever. Their previous biggest sales frame came when their last album, 2013’s Sempiternal, bowed at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 with 27,000 copies sold in its first week. (That album was also their highest-charting set until this week.)
Jason Tate on 09/21/15 - 12:04 PM
Bring Me The Horizon's That's the Spirit will most likely debut in the top 3 albums on the Billboard 200 with sales nearing 60k units sold.

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Blake Solomon on 09/15/15 - 09:35 AM
The owner of inthecloud Records is selling some test presses.
Ryan Gardner on 09/07/15 - 06:24 PM
Halsey's debut album, Badlands, is expected to move around 100k units, according to HitsDailyDouble. This will put her at number two behind The Weeknd.
Joe DeAndrea on 09/03/15 - 11:58 PM
Knuckle Puck's Copacetic debuted at number 61 on the Billboard 200.

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Jason Tate on 08/13/15 - 11:08 AM
We Came As Romans self-titled album debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200.

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Jason Tate on 08/13/15 - 11:06 AM
August Burns Red's new album Found In Far Away Places debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 with about 29,000 sales.

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Jason Tate on 07/09/15 - 10:39 AM
HypeBot has a good rundown on the current state of the music industry. Vinyl continues to do really well.
If you add in the new ways of looking at albums in the digital domain (track equivalent albums = 10 and stream equivalent albums = 1500), total album sales are actually up 14% over last year at this time.
Jason Tate on 07/09/15 - 10:35 AM
Breaking Benjamin score their first number one album on the Billboard 200.

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Jason Tate on 07/01/15 - 11:09 AM
Florence + the Machine have their first number one album on the Billboard charts.
Rock act Florence + The Machine claims its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as their third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, debuts atop the list. The set was released on June 2 and shifted 137,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 7, according to Nielsen Music. Previously, the act -- which is led by singer Florence Welch -- topped out at No. 6 with their last album, 2011’s Ceremonials. Florence + The Machine’s 2009 debut, Lungs, peaked at No. 14.

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Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 11:05 AM
Jarrod Alonge has the number one comedy album in the country.
Jason Tate on 06/05/15 - 11:48 AM
Max Martin has scored his 20th number one single with Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood."
Martin remains in third place among songwriters with the most No. 1s in the Hot 100's 56-year history. He trails only Paul McCartney, with 32 No. 1s, and John Lennon (26).
Jason Tate on 05/28/15 - 10:26 AM
Twenty One Pilots have sold 146,000 units of their new album, which is enough to score them the number one album on the Billboard 200.

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Blake Solomon on 05/27/15 - 09:08 AM
Alabama Shakes have landed the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 with their new album, Sound & Color, selling a whopping 96K units. The band also released their new video for the title track which you can find in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/29/15 - 04:31 PM
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" landed at number one again for the 13th week in a row, making it the longest-running number one single in the decade.
Joe DeAndrea on 04/02/15 - 09:12 AM
Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly will spend a second week at #1 on the charts.
Jason Tate on 04/01/15 - 11:01 AM
Kendrick Lamar ended up selling over 320,000 copies of his new album to top the charts last week. Modest Mouse was just over 73,000 to come in at number three. Sleeping with Sirens debut at number six with close to 35,000 sold.
Jason Tate on 03/25/15 - 11:28 AM
According to Billboard, Beck's Morning Phase was the lowest-selling LP of this year's album of the year nominees and the lowest-selling album to win AOTY since 2008.
For comparison, six out of the last 10 LPs to win album of the year have sold more than a million copies before nabbing the honor. And all but three have moved more than half a million copies before winning album of the year (Arcade Fire's The Suburbs was also shy of that milestone).
Ryan Gardner on 02/10/15 - 11:02 AM
Taylor Swift's 1989 will end up being the best selling album of the year ... just passing the Frozen soundtrack.
Jason Tate on 12/31/14 - 11:58 AM
Starting December 4th, streaming services and downloaded tracks will factor into Billboard's weekly album chart.
SoundScan and Billboard will count 1,500 song streams from services like Spotify, Beats Music, Rdio, Rhapsody and Google Play as equivalent to an album sale. For the first time, they will also count “track equivalent albums” — a common industry yardstick of 10 downloads of individual tracks — as part of the formula for album rankings on the Billboard 200.
Joe DeAndrea on 11/19/14 - 05:33 PM
Pierce The Veil's song "King For A Day," featuring Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens, has been certified Gold.
Ryan Gardner on 11/11/14 - 02:39 PM
Well, the official number for Taylor Swift's first week is 1.287 million.
Jason Tate on 11/04/14 - 08:31 PM
According to Billboard, "industry sources" now forecast Taylor Swift's 1989 to sell at least one million copies in its first week.
Ryan Gardner on 10/28/14 - 07:02 PM
A lot of people were wondering how the Yellowcard and New Found Glory albums would sell first week. Well, according to Soundscan, NFG outsold Yellowcard ... by almost 100 copies! Both albums had solid debuts right around the 13,000 mark. They did both beat out 5 Seconds of Summer for the week, although that album has already moved close to 500,000 units total.
Jason Tate on 10/15/14 - 09:53 AM
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