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Reply #150 posted 10/10/14 8:02am

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Personal opinions regarding the quality of music aside...

2 albums in the Billboard top 10, 1 of which being number 1 in the rock album chart and the other number 1 in the rnb/hip hop chart...

You guys are seriously petty enough to consider this project a flop?

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Reply #151 posted 10/10/14 8:07am

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Like...yeah.

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Reply #152 posted 10/12/14 11:27am

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zsasz said:

Personal opinions regarding the quality of music aside...


2 albums in the Billboard top 10, 1 of which being number 1 in the rock album chart and the other number 1 in the rnb/hip hop chart...


You guys are seriously petty enough to consider this project a flop?




Maybe not in the US but in the UK AOA is down to 39 and PE is out of the top 40 completely already
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Reply #153 posted 10/12/14 11:31am

WorldofPeace

bigd74 said:

zsasz said:

Personal opinions regarding the quality of music aside...

2 albums in the Billboard top 10, 1 of which being number 1 in the rock album chart and the other number 1 in the rnb/hip hop chart...

You guys are seriously petty enough to consider this project a flop?

Maybe not in the US but in the UK AOA is down to 39 and PE is out of the top 40 completely already

I'am from the UK too and believe me a lot here don't know shit about music , i just have to look at all the number ones in the last 30 or so years , it's embarrassing cry biggrin

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Reply #154 posted 10/13/14 3:13am

Adorecream

Official New Zealand chart

http://www.charts.org.nz/weekchart.asp?cat=a

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Both albums are out of the Top 40 after just one week. Its sad, but not surprisng given there has been no promotion at all of them.

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Last week AOA debuted at #17 and Plectrum Electrum at #31. It's a shame given how good they are and that both major Auckland papers gave them 4/5 stars and a glowing review.

It seems there may just be only a handful of us Kiwi Prince fans left.

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Meanwhile British singer Ed Sheeran occupies the #1 spot.

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Reply #155 posted 10/13/14 5:07am

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iTunes chart from today:

#1 in israel?

ART OFFICIAL AGE
#1 Israel
#1 Slovakia
#4 Bermuda
#5 Swaziland
#9 Norway
#14 Portugal
#15 Japan
#18 Netherlands
#19 Sweden
#24 Bulgaria
#25 Belarus
#27 Macau
#31 Denmark
#32 Bahrain
#39 Antigua and Barbuda
#40 Estonia
#40 France
#45 United States
#55 Spain
#56 Hungary
#59 Switzerland
#60 Austria
#61 Italy
#62 Zimbabwe
#68 Germany
#78 Mongolia
#84 The Bahamas
#88 Belgium
#88 Poland
#93 United Arab Emirates
#96 Canada
#100 Qatar
#115 Cyprus
#123 Argentina
#125 Trinidad and Tobago
#130 Greece
#147 Czech Republic
#147 Ghana
#148 United Kingdom
#148 Mozambique
#155 Hong Kong
#163 Lebanon
#176 Sri Lanka
#189 Thailand
#192 Saudi Arabia
#198 Finland

PLECTRUMELECTRUM
#4 Swaziland
#35 Netherlands
#40 Norway
#52 Zimbabwe
#64 Bahrain
#81 Switzerland
#85 Japan
#117 Estonia
#139 Belarus
#146 Ghana
#153 Argentina
#175 Sri Lanka
#176 United States
#187 Italy
#199 France

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Reply #156 posted 10/13/14 12:12pm

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We will know 2mrw what the 2nd week U.S. numbers are. Looks like AOA will be in the top 20 and PE out of the top 40...

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Reply #157 posted 10/13/14 1:28pm

Noodled24

bigd74 said:

zsasz said:

Personal opinions regarding the quality of music aside...

2 albums in the Billboard top 10, 1 of which being number 1 in the rock album chart and the other number 1 in the rnb/hip hop chart...

You guys are seriously petty enough to consider this project a flop?

Maybe not in the US but in the UK AOA is down to 39 and PE is out of the top 40 completely already

I was quite surprised both records were so high in the charts the first week. Even so thats a huge fall in one week.

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Reply #158 posted 10/13/14 1:52pm

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With no radio plays, no video, no tv performances, the albums will fall everywhere...

But it seems Prince wants it that way...

But still a success to have two albums that were all over the world top 10 ( AOA) or Top 20 (PE)...

What i donĀ“t get is...P must be and can be very proud of the records, so the last two years he performed on tv in the US and now (around release time) not even one time...

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Reply #159 posted 10/14/14 8:56am

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Javi said:

linus4000 said:

iTunes today: ART OFFICIAL AGE #2 Macau #4 Greece #5 Sweden #7 Mozambique #9 Norway #13 Finland #17 Italy #18 Netherlands #25 United States #26 Switzerland #28 Belgium #34 Azerbaijan #34 Turkey #38 Japan #39 Singapore #41 Spain #46 Denmark #48 France #57 United Kingdom #58 Ireland #67 Austria #73 New Zealand #82 Germany #87 Australia #99 Canada #152 Russia #169 South Africa PLECTRUMELECTRUM #3 Macau #9 Mozambique #25 Belgium #28 Italy #28 Netherlands #42 Singapore #46 United States #54 Japan #54 Sweden #56 Switzerland #68 Denmark #72 France #82 United Kingdom #110 New Zealand

These Macau people are really impressive. And look at the Greek! Not only do they exist, they also buy Prince's music! Awesome. As for Spain, we have a reasonably good number 41, but that doesn't mean nothing, since here everybody steals music. I guess you can get to number 41 with only 4 copies sold.

There's Prince fans in Macau????? LOL... I was just there last week! population 600,000!

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Reply #160 posted 10/14/14 9:19am

Doalwa

mrmarcus said:

Javi said:

These Macau people are really impressive. And look at the Greek! Not only do they exist, they also buy Prince's music! Awesome. As for Spain, we have a reasonably good number 41, but that doesn't mean nothing, since here everybody steals music. I guess you can get to number 41 with only 4 copies sold.

There's Prince fans in Macau????? LOL... I was just there last week! population 600,000!

They know their funk down in Macau!

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Reply #161 posted 10/14/14 2:18pm

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2nd weeks numbers are in according to Hits Daily Double. AOA drops to #24 a 68% decrease. PE is out of the top 50.

LW TW artist / album label sales index % change
-- 1 JASON ALDEAN BROKEN BOW 281,292 --
OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT
-- 2 HOZIER COLUMBIA 58,415 --
HOZIER
3 3 BARBRA STREISAND COLUMBIA 47,691 -34%
PARTNERS
4 4 TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA COLUMBIA/INTERSCOPE 36,714 -33%
CHEEK TO CHEEK
1 5 BLAKE SHELTON WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE 34,907 -66%
BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE
-- 6 WEEZER REPUBLIC 34,809 --
EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT IN TH
-- 7 ALEX & SIERRA SYCO/COLUMBIA 27,459 --
IT'S ABOUT US
-- 8 STEVIE NICKS REPRISE 25,984 --
24K GOLD - SONGS FROM THE VAULT
11 9 SAM SMITH CAPITOL 24,370 +14%
IN THE LONELY HOUR
2 10 LADY ANTEBELLUM CAPITOL NASHVILLE 22,548 -69%
747
-- 11 KEYSHIA COLE GEFFEN 21,809 --
POINT OF NO RETURN
7 12 MAROON 5 222/INTERSCOPE 21,097 -38%
V
6 13 KENNY CHESNEY BLUE CHAIR/COLUMBIA NASH 20,371 -49%
THE BIG REVIVAL
-- 14 THE PIANO GUYS SONY MASTERWORKS 19,017 --
WONDERS
-- 15 JACKSON BROWNE INSIDE 18,562 --
STANDING IN THE BREACH
-- 16 TINASHE RCA 18,484 --
AQUARIUS
17 17 CHILDISH GAMBINO GLASSNOTE 18,159 +14%
KAUAI
12 18 FROZEN WALT DISNEY 17,097 -16%
SOUNDTRACK
9 19 CHRIS BROWN RCA 15,899 -29%
X
-- 20 SIXX:A.M. ELEVEN SEVEN 15,772 --
MODERN VINTAGE
20 21 ED SHEERAN ATLANTIC 14,591 0%
X
-- 22 NEW FOUND GLORY HOPELESS 14,560 --
RESURRECTION
23 23 MEGHAN TRAINOR EPIC 13,956 -2%
TITLE
5 24 PRINCE NPG/WARNER BROS. 13,915 -68%

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Reply #162 posted 10/14/14 2:45pm

Adorecream

Doalwa said:

mrmarcus said:

There's Prince fans in Macau????? LOL... I was just there last week! population 600,000!

They know their funk down in Macau!

What are you all surprised about. I was there in June and the Maccanese love Prince as you can see here.

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In the streets.

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. At the ruins of St Paul

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In Senada square

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And even on the fort.

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Funny how all this graffiti arrived when I was there. Seriously, I expected more from Macau, all tacky casinos and run down apartment buildings. The Chinese have nearly sucked the Portuguese vibe out of the place. Streets full of gamblers from China, buying the same jewellery and dried meat from multiple branches of the same 3 store.

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Reply #163 posted 10/14/14 2:49pm

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You can dance if you want to, both of the critics love you in Macau.

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Reply #164 posted 10/14/14 2:51pm

SoulAlive

feeluupp said:

2nd weeks numbers are in according to Hits Daily Double. AOA drops to #24 a 68% decrease. PE is out of the top 50.

LW TW artist / album label sales index % change
-- 1 JASON ALDEAN BROKEN BOW 281,292 --
OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT
-- 2 HOZIER COLUMBIA 58,415 --
HOZIER
3 3 BARBRA STREISAND COLUMBIA 47,691 -34%
PARTNERS
4 4 TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA COLUMBIA/INTERSCOPE 36,714 -33%
CHEEK TO CHEEK
1 5 BLAKE SHELTON WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE 34,907 -66%
BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE
-- 6 WEEZER REPUBLIC 34,809 --
EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT IN TH
-- 7 ALEX & SIERRA SYCO/COLUMBIA 27,459 --
IT'S ABOUT US
-- 8 STEVIE NICKS REPRISE 25,984 --
24K GOLD - SONGS FROM THE VAULT
11 9 SAM SMITH CAPITOL 24,370 +14%
IN THE LONELY HOUR
2 10 LADY ANTEBELLUM CAPITOL NASHVILLE 22,548 -69%
747
-- 11 KEYSHIA COLE GEFFEN 21,809 --
POINT OF NO RETURN
7 12 MAROON 5 222/INTERSCOPE 21,097 -38%
V
6 13 KENNY CHESNEY BLUE CHAIR/COLUMBIA NASH 20,371 -49%
THE BIG REVIVAL
-- 14 THE PIANO GUYS SONY MASTERWORKS 19,017 --
WONDERS
-- 15 JACKSON BROWNE INSIDE 18,562 --
STANDING IN THE BREACH
-- 16 TINASHE RCA 18,484 --
AQUARIUS
17 17 CHILDISH GAMBINO GLASSNOTE 18,159 +14%
KAUAI
12 18 FROZEN WALT DISNEY 17,097 -16%
SOUNDTRACK
9 19 CHRIS BROWN RCA 15,899 -29%
X
-- 20 SIXX:A.M. ELEVEN SEVEN 15,772 --
MODERN VINTAGE
20 21 ED SHEERAN ATLANTIC 14,591 0%
X
-- 22 NEW FOUND GLORY HOPELESS 14,560 --
RESURRECTION
23 23 MEGHAN TRAINOR EPIC 13,956 -2%
TITLE
5 24 PRINCE NPG/WARNER BROS. 13,915 -68%

hmmm well,at least the Barbra Streisand album seems to have "legs" lol it's selling steadily

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Reply #165 posted 10/14/14 2:59pm

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Babs literally guest hosted The Tonight Show. Amazing what PROMOTION can do for sales.

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Reply #166 posted 10/14/14 6:17pm

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the dropoff at -68% off of the first week's sales is not too too bad.. it aint great, make no mistake.. but it is kind of standard.....

if it is any consolation... the new bob seger album is projected between 50k-60k units in its first week.. so comparable to P

the new U2 album is projected at 25k units.. which is a TOTAL disaster no matter how you slice it.. even with the giveaway.....

P needs to promote this thing - if he even cares.. he just may not care at all.. who knows.

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Reply #167 posted 10/14/14 6:19pm

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itsjustaroundthecorner said:

the dropoff at -68% off of the first week's sales is not too too bad.. it aint great, make no mistake.. but it is kind of standard.....

if it is any consolation... the new bob seger album is projected between 50k-60k units in its first week.. so comparable to P

the new U2 album is projected at 25k units.. which is a TOTAL disaster no matter how you slice it.. even with the giveaway.....

P needs to promote this thing - if he even cares.. he just may not care at all.. who knows.

There is still hope for AOA hopefully the SNL performnce won't be too late...

But PE totally bombed... Off the Top 60 spots on the 2nd week and looks like can be one of Prince's lowest selling albums since N.E.W.S.

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Reply #168 posted 10/14/14 6:43pm

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yep agreed PE is a different story.. but to be honest...

you have to expect that the one labeled just Prince is going to sell better.. Prince isnt on the cover/People probably dont want to spent $ on 2 albums/Their attention can only be handle 1 album not two..

probably would have done better if served up alone and if it was more like a Prince & the NPG type scenario where its clearly a Prince project.. this has the vibe of Prince is just 'involved'

hope that makes sense.

feeluupp said:

itsjustaroundthecorner said:

the dropoff at -68% off of the first week's sales is not too too bad.. it aint great, make no mistake.. but it is kind of standard.....

if it is any consolation... the new bob seger album is projected between 50k-60k units in its first week.. so comparable to P

the new U2 album is projected at 25k units.. which is a TOTAL disaster no matter how you slice it.. even with the giveaway.....

P needs to promote this thing - if he even cares.. he just may not care at all.. who knows.

There is still hope for AOA hopefully the SNL performnce won't be too late...

But PE totally bombed... Off the Top 60 spots on the 2nd week and looks like can be one of Prince's lowest selling albums since N.E.W.S.

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Reply #169 posted 10/15/14 12:59am

SoulAlive

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Babs literally guest hosted The Tonight Show. Amazing what PROMOTION can do for sales.

nod High-profile TV appearances/performances is the key.

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Reply #170 posted 10/16/14 2:19am

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US Soundscan sales:

Album Sales - Week Ending 10/12/2014

#22. Prince - Art Official Age - 15,013 (66,016)
#47. Prince & 3rdEyeGirl - Plectrumelectrum - 7,046 (33,406)

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Reply #171 posted 10/16/14 2:20am

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Maybe SNL will help the sales a bit...

[Edited 10/16/14 2:22am]

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Reply #172 posted 10/16/14 10:05pm

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itsjustaroundthecorner said:

the dropoff at -68% off of the first week's sales is not too too bad.. it aint great, make no mistake.. but it is kind of standard.....



if it is any consolation... the new bob seger album is projected between 50k-60k units in its first week.. so comparable to P



the new U2 album is projected at 25k units.. which is a TOTAL disaster no matter how you slice it.. even with the giveaway.....



P needs to promote this thing - if he even cares.. he just may not care at all.. who knows.


The U2 thing is a giveaway and also MANY stores are not carrying it as a boycott, plus there is some confusion now with the bonus if you want it digital it actually says it's a preorder when in reality the disc is in stores. For them to sell 27,000 of an album that was given away free and now stores are charging up to 16 dollars for that one bonus disc as sort of punishment for giving it away free, don't matter they got their 100 million and the album will be steady for the tour. For Prince the album is falling quick lets face it he sold double what U2 did but he didn't give it away a month before. And sad to say I don't think SNL is gonna help it much since this shows ratings are awful. Plectrum will be off the charts in about 3 more weeks and AOA should hold on for about 2 months but don't expect it to pass 120,000 overall

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Reply #173 posted 10/17/14 3:42am

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feeluupp said:

itsjustaroundthecorner said:

the dropoff at -68% off of the first week's sales is not too too bad.. it aint great, make no mistake.. but it is kind of standard.....

if it is any consolation... the new bob seger album is projected between 50k-60k units in its first week.. so comparable to P

the new U2 album is projected at 25k units.. which is a TOTAL disaster no matter how you slice it.. even with the giveaway.....

P needs to promote this thing - if he even cares.. he just may not care at all.. who knows.

There is still hope for AOA hopefully the SNL performnce won't be too late...

But PE totally bombed... Off the Top 60 spots on the 2nd week and looks like can be one of Prince's lowest selling albums since N.E.W.S.

you cant compare album sales now that they sell so little for everyone...album sales are dead...people aint buying music now generally....prince was a huge seller when albums sold by the millions back in the 80s and now he is huge draw as a live act now that concerts are where the big money is...he cant complain too much.

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Reply #174 posted 10/17/14 6:41am

ludwig

blackbob said:

feeluupp said:

There is still hope for AOA hopefully the SNL performnce won't be too late...

But PE totally bombed... Off the Top 60 spots on the 2nd week and looks like can be one of Prince's lowest selling albums since N.E.W.S.

you cant compare album sales now that they sell so little for everyone...album sales are dead...people aint buying music now generally....prince was a huge seller when albums sold by the millions back in the 80s and now he is huge draw as a live act now that concerts are where the big money is...he cant complain too much.

There are other artists who sell more and don't fall off the charts that fast.

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Reply #175 posted 10/18/14 7:53am

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Maybe SNL will help the sales a bit...

[Edited 10/16/14 2:22am]

interesting that last SNL he appeared BEFORE 3121 was released...

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Reply #176 posted 10/18/14 8:01am

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2nd week World Album sales are up:

14. Art Official Age: 39,000

Total Art Official Age sales: 147,000

Plectrum is out of the TOP 50.

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Reply #177 posted 10/18/14 5:31pm

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luvsexy4all said:

linus4000 said:

Maybe SNL will help the sales a bit...

[Edited 10/16/14 2:22am]

interesting that last SNL he appeared BEFORE 3121 was released...

Problem is that it really didnt do much then, though 3121 did debut at #1 for him, that was also almost a decade ago and their were singles and videos, he did Good Morning America that summer, he played BET awards he seemed more organized with the promo. This seems very "oh by the way" i have new album, to me it wont matter what he plays on SNL because it isnt really gonna cause much of a change since there is no single or video exposing this album, Chris Rock hosting will give this falling almost dead show some ratings but, honestly he is playing November 1st on SNL in NYC, that is halloween weekend when everyone is going out no one is watching tv. So what he really needed was a U2 or Foo fighters residence on a show like Letterman a show that has ratings, Foo Fighters did it and their catalog shot through the roof, and topped with the HBO series, this looks to be a huge record for that INDIE band, yes the Foo's have been indie since day one. Prince needs some new thinking, or a team that isnt so much younger than him that they have no good ideas


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Reply #178 posted 10/19/14 12:29pm

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AOA now down to 67 in the UK

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Reply #179 posted 10/19/14 12:32pm

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UK chart update AOA position 67 weeks on chart 3

PlectrumElectrum out of the top 100

This confirms despite able to sell large UK venues for live gigs , Prince is a cult act that only us hardcores are interested in when it comes to selling albums .

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