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Reply #120 posted 10/05/14 3:40pm

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Spotify is the worse thing to ever happen to album sales.
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Reply #121 posted 10/05/14 4:02pm

SoulAlive

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seriously why isnt WB encouraging him to do TV?

I don't think they could "encourage" him to do anything lol Prince is notoriously stubborn

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Reply #122 posted 10/05/14 6:09pm

ludwig

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seriously why isnt WB encouraging him to do TV?

If he really wants to reach a younger audience, they should encourage him to do more things on the Internet. And more professional than that Facebook Q&A or the yahoo live stream. A lot of young folks don't watch television anymore.

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Reply #123 posted 10/06/14 1:52am

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Although the chart positions are not that bad and the sales numbers in todays perspective ok,

i still think the promotion did not work. Just doing promotion via social networks and some press,

seems not enough to reach many of the fans...

He appears on arsenio, kimmel, jimmy fallon, promo tour in the UK, but this months ahead of his big release!! Crazy as always !!

But on the other side, the best thing is that we got one great album and a lot of good press for P, too....

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Reply #124 posted 10/06/14 1:55am

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Ireland Album charts:

01 01 HOZIER HOZIER ISLAND 2
02 02 POPULAR PROBLEMS LEONARD COHEN COLUMBIA 2
03 03 NO SOUND WITHOUT SILENCE SCRIPT COLUMBIA 3
06 04 X ED SHEERAN ASYLUM 15
14 05 WANTED ON VOYAGE GEORGE EZRA COLUMBIA 14
05 06 IN THE LONELY HOUR SAM SMITH CAPITOL 19
04 07 THIS IS ALL YOURS ALTJ INFECTIOUS 2
Ne 08 ART OFFICIAL AGE PRINCE NPG RECORDS 1
08 09 PARTNERS BARBRA STREISAND COLUMBIA 3
09 10 IN A PERFECT WORLD KODALINE BUNIQUE 68

11 11 I'M NOT BOSSY, I'M THE BOSS SINEAD O'CONNOR NETTWERK 8
15 12 CAUSTIC LOVE PAOLO NUTINI ATLANTIC 25
Re 13 (WHAT'S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY? OASIS BIG BROTHER 173
Ne 14 PLECTRUMELECTRUM PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL NPG RECORDS 1

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Reply #125 posted 10/06/14 1:59am

linus4000

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Official Albums Chart UK Top 100 - 11th October 2014

http://www.officialcharts.com/albums-chart/

01 4 14 George Ezra - Wanted On Voyage
02 3 19 Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour
03 6 15 Ed Sheeran - x
04 NEW 1 Jamie T - Carry On The Grudge
05 2 3 Barbra Streisand - Partners
06 7 3 The Script - No Sound Without Silence
07 RE 493 Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (remastered)
08 NEW 1 Prince - Art Official Age
09 01 02 Alt-J ~ This Is All Yours
10 NEW 1 Genesis - R-Kive (box set)
11 NEW 1 Prince & 3rdEyeGirl - PlectrumElectrum

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Reply #126 posted 10/06/14 2:02am

linus4000

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Australia:

ARIA Albums Chart

01 06 ED SHEERAN - X
02 01 BARBRA STREISAND - Partners
03 17 FROZEN - Soundtrack
04 NE THE PREATURES - Blue Planet Eyes
05 03 MISSY HIGGINS - Oz
06 NE LEONARD COHEN - Popular Problems
07 02 ALT-J - This Is All Yours
08 09 THE MADDEN BROTHERS - Greetings From California
09 08 SAM SMITH - In The Lonely Hour
10 07 TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA - Cheek To Cheek
11 10 JIMMY BARNES - 30:30 Hindsight
12 12 HILLTOP HOODS - Walking Under Stars
13 13 PALOMA FAITH - A Perfect Contradiction
14 40 TAYLOR HENDERSON - Burnt Letters
15 NE PRINCE - Art Official Age
16 15 VANCE JOY - Dream Your Life Away
17 14 SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS - World On Fire
18 56 ED SHEERAN - +
19 04 CHRIS BROWN - X
20 NE SBTRKT - Wonder Where We Land
21 05 THE SCRIPT - No Sound Without Silence
22 16 ARIANA GRANDE - My Everything
23 18 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL. 1 - Soundtrack
24 24 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER - 5 Seconds Of Summer
25 50 LANA DEL REY - Ultraviolence
26 20 ANGUS & JULIA STONE - Angus & Julia Stone
27 NE BLUEJUICE - Retrospectable
28 11 TIM MCGRAW - Sundown Heaven Town
29 NE GERARD WAY - Hesitant Alien
30 23 GEORGE EZRA - Wanted On Voyage
31 NE KENNY CHESNEY - The Big Revival
32 22 KASEY CHAMBERS - Bittersweet
33 NE PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL - Plectrumelectrum
34 30 INXS - The Very Best Of
35 NE JAMIE T - Carry On The Grudge

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Reply #127 posted 10/06/14 2:04am

fnksoul

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I know it's charted higher but the important thing is sales numbers, it should sell at least 1 million worldwide to match his recent output but based on what we are seeing in the UK ( his second biggest market) it looks like he might struggle to sell a quarter of a million worldwide! The record industry is finished! Look at Michael Jacksons album, again practically no promotion of any merit and even that record has struggled (1.7 million worldwide sales)! Look at.the example of Robin thicke, he sold 525 copies wtf



Sales across the whole industry are down, times have changed alot since 3121 Major artists these days dont sell anything near as much as they previously had! Which is why they tour extensively to make up for the lost revenue.

[Edited 10/6/14 2:51am]

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Reply #128 posted 10/06/14 2:07am

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Reply #129 posted 10/06/14 2:08am

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Belgium:

AOA #11

PE #20

http://www.ultratop.be/nl/weekchart.asp?cat=a

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Reply #130 posted 10/06/14 2:22am

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linus4000 said:

Netherlands:

1 11 2
Julio Iglesias
The Spanish Collection
SONY 100
2 3 2
Kinderen Voor Kinderen
Feest - 35
VARA 58
3 1 2
Leonard Cohen
Popular Problems
COLUMBIA 45
4 1
Prince
Art Official Age
NPG 38
5 5 6
Jan Smit
Jij & ik
VOSOUND 37
6 4 3
Barbra Streisand
Partners
COLUMBIA 36
7 1
Ellen ten Damme & The Magpie Orchestra
Berlin
M.A.R.S. 31
8 2 2
Herman van Veen
Kersvers
HARLEKIJN 30
9 1
Prince & 3rdEyeGirl

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i see holland is still prince mad..they have always loved him there.. smile

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Reply #131 posted 10/06/14 2:44am

RODSERLING

AOA and PE are respectively its 16 th and 17 th top ten in Netherland.

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Reply #132 posted 10/07/14 4:22am

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Prince scored 2 top tens in Japan

Japan Oricon Weekly:

6 (NEW) 1 Art Official Age 8,949 / 8,949

10 (NEW) 1 PlectrumElectrum 6,169 / 6,169

UK sales :

AOA : 10,813

PE : 7,708

US projection sales :

AOA : 40/45 k

PE : 21/24 k

In worlwide sales, we can expect:

AOA : 130 k

PE : 70 k

200,000 ex worldwide...5 years ago, Prince scored this numbers only in the US.

The second week of sales will be abysmal.

But unexpectedly, the greatest disappointment come from his catalogue sales. No Purple rain, no hits package charting anywhere...That's kind of unusual.

[Edited 10/7/14 4:23am]

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Reply #133 posted 10/07/14 10:24am

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RODSERLING said:

Prince scored 2 top tens in Japan

Japan Oricon Weekly:

6 (NEW) 1 Art Official Age 8,949 / 8,949

10 (NEW) 1 PlectrumElectrum 6,169 / 6,169

UK sales :

AOA : 10,813

PE : 7,708

US projection sales :

AOA : 40/45 k

PE : 21/24 k

In worlwide sales, we can expect:

AOA : 130 k

PE : 70 k

200,000 ex worldwide...5 years ago, Prince scored this numbers only in the US.

The second week of sales will be abysmal.

But unexpectedly, the greatest disappointment come from his catalogue sales. No Purple rain, no hits package charting anywhere...That's kind of unusual.

[Edited 10/7/14 4:23am]

There are 2 charts for that. One featuring new releases, which you show above. Then there is the other chart that shows old catalogue music that is where you'll find the hits etc.

When the remaster of PR comes out, it will be on the top 200 charts because it's a new release.

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Reply #134 posted 10/07/14 11:59am

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Germany first week:

AOA #18

PE # 31

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Reply #135 posted 10/07/14 1:21pm

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kewlschool said:

RODSERLING said:

Prince scored 2 top tens in Japan

Japan Oricon Weekly:

6 (NEW) 1 Art Official Age 8,949 / 8,949

10 (NEW) 1 PlectrumElectrum 6,169 / 6,169

UK sales :

AOA : 10,813

PE : 7,708

US projection sales :

AOA : 40/45 k

PE : 21/24 k

In worlwide sales, we can expect:

AOA : 130 k

PE : 70 k

200,000 ex worldwide...5 years ago, Prince scored this numbers only in the US.

The second week of sales will be abysmal.

But unexpectedly, the greatest disappointment come from his catalogue sales. No Purple rain, no hits package charting anywhere...That's kind of unusual.

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There are 2 charts for that. One featuring new releases, which you show above. Then there is the other chart that shows old catalogue music that is where you'll find the hits etc.

When the remaster of PR comes out, it will be on the top 200 charts because it's a new release.

Catalogue albums can chart on the BB200 now regardless of rerelease or not. That's why you saw Bob Marley's 20 year old "Legend" in the top 5 a few weeks ago. Billboard changed the policy for catalogue albums on the BB200 after MJ's death.

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Reply #136 posted 10/07/14 2:11pm

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AoA sells 43k and hits number 5! Plectrums sales are pathetic! Real low point for prince! Clearly major labels are not worth signing up to when you sell more by yourself! Prince has probably proved a point
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Reply #137 posted 10/07/14 2:13pm

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LW TW artist / album label sales index % change
-- 1 BLAKE SHELTON WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE 101,841 --
BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE
-- 2 LADY ANTEBELLUM CAPITOL NASHVILLE 72,938 --
747
3 3 BARBRA STREISAND COLUMBIA 71,932 -44%
PARTNERS
1 4 TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA COLUMBIA/INTERSCOPE 54,909 -58%
CHEEK TO CHEEK
-- 5 PRINCE NPG/WARNER BROS. 43,200 --
ART OFFICIAL AGE
2 6 KENNY CHESNEY BLUE CHAIR/COLUMBIA NASH 40,182 -69%
THE BIG REVIVAL
9 7 MAROON 5 222/INTERSCOPE 33,852 +33%
V
-- 8 THE SCRIPT COLUMBIA 24,321 --
NO SOUND WITHOUT SILENCE
6 9 CHRIS BROWN RCA 22,362 -37%
X
-- 10 PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL NPG/WARNER BROS. 21,524 --

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Reply #138 posted 10/07/14 2:24pm

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feeluupp said:

LW TW artist / album label sales index % change
-- 1 BLAKE SHELTON WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE 101,841 --
BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE
-- 2 LADY ANTEBELLUM CAPITOL NASHVILLE 72,938 --
747
3 3 BARBRA STREISAND COLUMBIA 71,932 -44%
PARTNERS
1 4 TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA COLUMBIA/INTERSCOPE 54,909 -58%
CHEEK TO CHEEK
-- 5 PRINCE NPG/WARNER BROS. 43,200 --
ART OFFICIAL AGE
2 6 KENNY CHESNEY BLUE CHAIR/COLUMBIA NASH 40,182 -69%
THE BIG REVIVAL
9 7 MAROON 5 222/INTERSCOPE 33,852 +33%
V
-- 8 THE SCRIPT COLUMBIA 24,321 --
NO SOUND WITHOUT SILENCE
6 9 CHRIS BROWN RCA 22,362 -37%
X
-- 10 PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL NPG/WARNER BROS. 21,524 --



Clearly Prince needs to do "Saturday Night Live" if he wants a bump in album sales. What else explains Maroon 5's increase?

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Reply #139 posted 10/07/14 2:26pm

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Was expecting a little more in terms of sales for AOA but at the time not surprised with no promotion, no youtube vids, launching a facebook years behind... He's been gone out of the spotlight for over 4 years now a lot of things have changed, especially with the distribution of music, social media and album sales in general now with music streaming... Sign o The Times maybe... He's just not '"IN" with it anymore and his album sales will suffer more drastically in the future.

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Reply #140 posted 10/07/14 2:36pm

Identity

Mariah Carey will be comforted in knowing Prince's first week sales in North America are much worse than hers.

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Reply #141 posted 10/07/14 2:54pm

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Bad numbers...some will call it a flop saleswise...

But besides the really great music on AOA Prince has two more Top ten albums in the US...wink

The new list if Billboard has the same numbers:

Most Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200: (thanks to renfield who posted this list before)

Rolling Stones 36

Frank Sinatra 33

Barbra Streisand 32

The Beatles 31

Elvis Presley 27

Madonna 20
Bob Dylan 20

Paul McCartney 19

George Strait 18
Elton John 18
Bruce Springsteen

Neil Diamond 17
Rod Stewart 17

Mariah Carey 17

Johnny Mathis 16

Prince 16

Dave Matthews 15
Tim McGraw 15
Jay Z 15
Garth Brooks 15
R Kelly 15

Eric Clapton 15

Van Halen 14
The Beach Boys 14
Toby Keith 14
Barry Manilow 14

[Edited 10/7/14 14:55pm]

[Edited 10/7/14 14:57pm]

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Reply #142 posted 10/07/14 3:17pm

ethanthomas

feeluupp said:

LW TW artist / album label sales index % change
-- 1 BLAKE SHELTON WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE 101,841 --
BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE
-- 2 LADY ANTEBELLUM CAPITOL NASHVILLE 72,938 --
747
3 3 BARBRA STREISAND COLUMBIA 71,932 -44%
PARTNERS
1 4 TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA COLUMBIA/INTERSCOPE 54,909 -58%
CHEEK TO CHEEK
-- 5 PRINCE NPG/WARNER BROS. 43,200 --
ART OFFICIAL AGE
2 6 KENNY CHESNEY BLUE CHAIR/COLUMBIA NASH 40,182 -69%
THE BIG REVIVAL
9 7 MAROON 5 222/INTERSCOPE 33,852 +33%
V
-- 8 THE SCRIPT COLUMBIA 24,321 --
NO SOUND WITHOUT SILENCE
6 9 CHRIS BROWN RCA 22,362 -37%
X
-- 10 PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL NPG/WARNER BROS. 21,524 --

provide the chart source?

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Reply #143 posted 10/07/14 3:24pm

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Reply #144 posted 10/07/14 5:14pm

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I think AOA is not in a lot of stores which affects sales. Went to KMart today and even though I already had a copy of AOA I wanted to see how many they had. The salesperson had no idea a new Prince CD (or two) was out and they had exactly zero copies. Okay so this is just one store but I don't think WB blanketed the stores with copies. They had low expectations, Prince did no promotion and a number 5 debut is pretty good under those circumstances.

All good things they say never last...
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Reply #145 posted 10/07/14 6:01pm

SoulAlive

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AoA sells 43k and hits number 5! Plectrums sales are pathetic! Real low point for prince! Clearly major labels are not worth signing up to when you sell more by yourself! Prince has probably proved a point



Are you saying that these albums would have sold more copies if Prince had released them independently? hmmm
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Reply #146 posted 10/07/14 6:02pm

SoulAlive

FunkyBrotha said:

AoA sells 43k and hits number 5! Plectrums sales are pathetic! Real low point for prince! Clearly major labels are not worth signing up to when you sell more by yourself! Prince has probably proved a point



Are you saying that these albums would have sold more copies if Prince had released them independently? hmmm
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Reply #147 posted 10/08/14 9:41am

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So officially #s 5 and 8 on Billboard. Not great sales numbers but nice to see him collect his 15th AND 16th top ten albums!

http://www.billboard.com/...lboard-200

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Reply #148 posted 10/08/14 9:44am

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So officially #s 5 and 8 on Billboard. Not great sales numbers but nice to see him collect his 15th AND 16th top ten albums!

http://www.billboard.com/...lboard-200

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#5. Prince - Art Official Age - 51,003 (51,003)
#8. Prince & 3rdEyeGirl - Plectrumelectrum - 26,360 (26,360)

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Reply #149 posted 10/08/14 7:41pm

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RodeoSchro said:

feeluupp said:

LW TW artist / album label sales index % change
-- 1 BLAKE SHELTON WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE 101,841 --
BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE
-- 2 LADY ANTEBELLUM CAPITOL NASHVILLE 72,938 --
747
3 3 BARBRA STREISAND COLUMBIA 71,932 -44%
PARTNERS
1 4 TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA COLUMBIA/INTERSCOPE 54,909 -58%
CHEEK TO CHEEK
-- 5 PRINCE NPG/WARNER BROS. 43,200 --
ART OFFICIAL AGE
2 6 KENNY CHESNEY BLUE CHAIR/COLUMBIA NASH 40,182 -69%
THE BIG REVIVAL
9 7 MAROON 5 222/INTERSCOPE 33,852 +33%
V
-- 8 THE SCRIPT COLUMBIA 24,321 --
NO SOUND WITHOUT SILENCE
6 9 CHRIS BROWN RCA 22,362 -37%
X
-- 10 PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL NPG/WARNER BROS. 21,524 --



Clearly Prince needs to do "Saturday Night Live" if he wants a bump in album sales. What else explains Maroon 5's increase?

That new animal song is getting heavy rotation along with their SNL performance. The key thing is radio play.

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