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Album Sales Round-Up: Week of March 6th, 2013

Posted by: Jason Tate (03/06/13)
All sorts of numbers for all of us chart geeks today. Bruno Mars has climbed to the top of the charts this week, moving 95,000 copies of his latest album (bringing his total about 40k short of going platinum). Atoms for Peace come in at number two selling 50k copies of Amok. Mumford and Sons round out the top three with another 43,000 copies of Babel, which has now passed the 2 million mark. Overall album sales in this week totaled 5.79 million units, up 6% compared with the sum last week and down 9% compared with the comparable sales week of 2012 (6.33 million). Year to date album sales stand at 50.36 million, down 7% compared to the same total at this point last year. All the other notable numbers can be found below.

Album SalesMackelmore and Ryan Lewis - The Heist (42,000 / 420,000)
Lumineers - Self-Titled (30,000 / 1,072,000)
Muse - 2nd Law (26,000 / 343,000)
Fun - Some Nights (26,000 / 1,144,000)
Tegan and Sara - Heartthrob (20,000 / 95,000)
Black Keys - El Camino (16,000 / 1,224,000)
Passion Pit - Gossamer (15,000 / 164,000)
Of Monsters and Men - My Head is an Animal (11,000)
Ellie Goulding - Halcyon (3,400 / 210,000)
Alt-J - Awesome Wave (3,300 / 80,000)
Black Veil Brides - Wretched and Divine (3,300 / 79,000)
Band of Horses - Mirage Rock (5,400 / 61,000)
Deftones - Kio No Yokan (2,800 / 152,000)
Blink-182 - Dogs Eating Dogs (YTD: 29,000)
Shout Out Louds - Optica (1,800)
Cassadee Pope - Complete Season 3 Collection (1,000 / 32,000)
Iceage - You're Nothing (1,000 / 3,500)
Alcoa - Bone & Marrow (500)
Chuck Ragan - Covering Ground (300 / 12,000)
Woe is Me - Genesis (300 / 17,000)

Single SalesMackelmore and Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop (326,000 / 4,200,000)
Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man (230,000)
Mumford and Sons - I Will Wait (77,000)
Fun - Carry On (76,000)
Fall out Boy - My Songs ... (56,000 / 324,000)
Muse - Madness (43,000)
Fun - Some Nights (35,000)
Adele - Rolling in the Deep (15,000 / 7,770,000)
Owl City - Good Time (11,000 / 2,443,000)

These numbers come from a combination of Hits, Billboard, and when we can find them SoundScan itself.
  
 
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10:52 AM on 03/06/13
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damn, didn't know bruno was selling so well
11:06 AM on 03/06/13
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damn, didn't know bruno was selling so well
The Amazon MP3 deal helped a shit-ton this week for him.
11:06 AM on 03/06/13
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It kind of depresses me that Black Veil Brides sells more albums than Band of Horses nowadays.
11:10 AM on 03/06/13
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More people need to check these out.
Alcoa - Bone & Marrow (500)
Chuck Ragan - Covering Ground (300 / 12,000)
11:17 AM on 03/06/13
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It saddens me that woe is me is outselling the new fantastic Silverstein record or even selling at all.
11:30 AM on 03/06/13
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It kind of depresses me that Black Veil Brides sells more albums than Band of Horses nowadays.
To be fair, Mirage Rock is probably equally as awful as whoever Black Veil Brides is.
11:38 AM on 03/06/13
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It saddens me that woe is me is outselling the new fantastic Silverstein record or even selling at all.
Agreed...
11:40 AM on 03/06/13
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To be fair, Mirage Rock is probably equally as awful as whoever Black Veil Brides is.
A thousand times this. That album was the biggest load of suck in 2012 from a capable band.
11:42 AM on 03/06/13
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I can't believe Passion Pit has only sold 164,000. Good thing they're making that Taco Bell money.
11:49 AM on 03/06/13
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Did Deftones just have a sudden surge of sales for KNY? It was released in November and I don't remember seeing it in the past few weeks worth of round-ups. Either way, AWESOME.
01:18 PM on 03/06/13
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Wasn't Fun's Why am I the one a new single? I wonder if it gained any traction...

Also Jason I'm just curious-where's the cut off in terms of what they count
-Indie labels that aren't part of (or owned partly by) bigger labels?
-Mp3 downloads (I know at one point i saw that the $2 amazon downloads wouldn't count when Lady Gaga did it)
01:30 PM on 03/06/13
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I can't believe Passion Pit has only sold 164,000. Good thing they're making that Taco Bell money.
I believe the band playing in the past Taco Bell commercials has been Little Hurricane. They are a dirty blues duo from San Diego, CA. and pretty much rule.

http://www.littlehurricanemusic.com/
02:09 PM on 03/06/13
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Wasn't Fun's Why am I the one a new single? I wonder if it gained any traction...

Also Jason I'm just curious-where's the cut off in terms of what they count
-Indie labels that aren't part of (or owned partly by) bigger labels?
-Mp3 downloads (I know at one point i saw that the $2 amazon downloads wouldn't count when Lady Gaga did it)
They count indie labels if they're submitting to soundscan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nielsen_SoundScan

I am not sure what the cut off is for mp3s.
02:11 PM on 03/06/13
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Get it Bruno! Best pop male performer out now
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