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Reply #90 posted 10/01/14 9:03am

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Forget the i tunes bullshit #1 in Japan, it's the country where digital counts only as 15 % of total sales.

DAY 1 in Japan, given by ORICON :

#8 AOA

#10 PE

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Reply #91 posted 10/01/14 10:00am

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AOA is still #2 on iTunes worldwide, PE is at #7: http://kworb.net/aww/ [Edited 10/1/14 2:18am]

that chart is only updated once/day. Those are yesterday's numbers.

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Reply #92 posted 10/01/14 10:18am

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The UK Midweeks are out: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radi...datealbums

At the moment AOA is at #7 and Plec at #9.

They can move up and down the chart, but it is probably safe to say that both albums will be in the top ten in the albums chart.

U been bamboozled, hoodwinked, took.
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Reply #93 posted 10/01/14 11:08am

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Uk midweeks,AoA was looking good for number 4 on Tuesday but sales are sliding due to zero UK promotion and it's currently sitting at number 7 with 6200 sales! Pretty pathetic! Plectrum is faring worse at number 9 and risks falling out of top ten! Ridiculous sales considering the massive tour hype he had earlier.this year
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Reply #94 posted 10/01/14 3:35pm

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FunkyBrotha said:

Uk midweeks,AoA was looking good for number 4 on Tuesday but sales are sliding due to zero UK promotion and it's currently sitting at number 7 with 6200 sales! Pretty pathetic! Plectrum is faring worse at number 9 and risks falling out of top ten! Ridiculous sales considering the massive tour hype he had earlier.this year

Has there been no (recent) promotion in the UK at all? I haven't seen any and I doubt there are any TV adverts, but I don't read (print) newspapers nor listen to the radio. A low top ten showing for AOA isn't very good. I expect it won't be in the charts at all in four weeks time.

U been bamboozled, hoodwinked, took.
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Reply #95 posted 10/01/14 7:03pm

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Reply #96 posted 10/01/14 8:27pm

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JudasSmile said:

FunkyBrotha said:

Uk midweeks,AoA was looking good for number 4 on Tuesday but sales are sliding due to zero UK promotion and it's currently sitting at number 7 with 6200 sales! Pretty pathetic! Plectrum is faring worse at number 9 and risks falling out of top ten! Ridiculous sales considering the massive tour hype he had earlier.this year

Has there been no (recent) promotion in the UK at all? I haven't seen any and I doubt there are any TV adverts, but I don't read (print) newspapers nor listen to the radio. A low top ten showing for AOA isn't very good. I expect it won't be in the charts at all in four weeks time.

In the age of singles not albums that is not unusual.

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Reply #97 posted 10/02/14 5:08am

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As of today AOA is #1 on iTunes european chart, PE is at #4

http://kworb.net/eua/

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Reply #98 posted 10/03/14 2:02pm

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Today AOA is #1 in the worldwide iTunes album charts while PE falls to #14

http://kworb.net/aww/

[Edited 10/3/14 14:02pm]

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Reply #99 posted 10/03/14 2:11pm

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alandail said:

Today AOA is #1 in the worldwide iTunes album charts while PE falls to #14

http://kworb.net/aww/

[Edited 10/3/14 14:02pm]

That sounds quite impressive - one wonders how many album sales that equates to worldwide on iTunes?

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Reply #100 posted 10/03/14 7:35pm

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US album sales are quite low this week. The number 1 is projected to be Blake Shelton with 80k to 90k. Prince expected to sell around 40k
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Reply #101 posted 10/03/14 7:35pm

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US album sales are quite low this week. The number 1 is projected to be Blake Shelton with 80k to 90k. Prince expected to sell around 40k
Love God and I shall 4ever Love u
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Reply #102 posted 10/05/14 10:55am

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Number 8 and 11 in the official uk album charts

[Edited 10/5/14 10:56am]

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Reply #103 posted 10/05/14 11:01am

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You beat me to it. smile

A top ten place for AOA was never in doubt (for me). His last retail (not a 'freebie') album in the UK was 3121 which reached #9. So, one up from that, but not great, all told.

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Reply #104 posted 10/05/14 11:22am

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JudasSmile said:

You beat me to it. smile



A top ten place for AOA was never in doubt (for me). His last retail (not a 'freebie') album in the UK was 3121 which reached #9. So, one up from that, but not great, all told.




Yep considering virtually no coverage apart from album of the day on 6music it did pretty well. Shame there wasn't a single and video it could've done so much better
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Reply #105 posted 10/05/14 11:30am

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bigd74 said:

JudasSmile said:

You beat me to it. smile

A top ten place for AOA was never in doubt (for me). His last retail (not a 'freebie') album in the UK was 3121 which reached #9. So, one up from that, but not great, all told.

Yep considering virtually no coverage apart from album of the day on 6music it did pretty well. Shame there wasn't a single and video it could've done so much better

Yes, if you put it that way, then that is a pretty good showing. Reaching #1 on the iTunes worldwide albums chart is incredible for someone of his age with little promotion.

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Reply #106 posted 10/05/14 11:33am

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Will be interesting to see if the albums have any legs after the initial week one push.

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Reply #107 posted 10/05/14 11:36am

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Will be interesting to see if the albums have any legs after the initial week one push.


With virtually no promotion I doubt it. Shame...
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Reply #108 posted 10/05/14 11:43am

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Guys we are talking UK 6,000 sales in a country of 66 million people it's pathetic what the record industry has become. It will disappear next week! Considering about 100,000 people have attended his UK shows this year I.doubt most of.them don't even know about the albums
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Reply #109 posted 10/05/14 12:22pm

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NouveauDance said:

Will be interesting to see if the albums have any legs after the initial week one push.


With virtually no promotion I doubt it. Shame...


We all know he's always done things his own back to front way but can't help but wonder why he didn't do at least a bit of promotion for these albums. Surely he wanted them to be a success but does he think doing a bit of promo is beneath him or it's all up to WB. I know there's been stuff on twitter and there was the live stream but the general public will have seen or heard hardly anything.
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Reply #110 posted 10/05/14 12:24pm

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FunkyBrotha said:

Guys we are talking UK 6,000 sales in a country of 66 million people it's pathetic what the record industry has become. It will disappear next week! Considering about 100,000 people have attended his UK shows this year I.doubt most of.them don't even know about the albums

i take it thats only sales in shops...online sales must be higher than that....3121 sold 39,000 in its first week in the uk...cant believe album sales have collapsed soo much since then ?...

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Reply #111 posted 10/05/14 12:57pm

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Ok so those are the physical sales in the UK but what about the digital and itunes sales as well?

It's projected at around 40k in the U.S. but those are phsyical sales as well, what about digital?

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Reply #112 posted 10/05/14 1:08pm

FunkyBrotha

The UK chart counts digital sales as well! The sales of art official age are nowhere near 3121 or even musicology it's a complete flop! In fact I think rave peaked at number 18 and still sold more! I could have sold more albums busking in the bloody street!
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Reply #113 posted 10/05/14 1:16pm

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FunkyBrotha said:

The UK chart counts digital sales as well! The sales of art official age are nowhere near 3121 or even musicology it's a complete flop! In fact I think rave peaked at number 18 and still sold more! I could have sold more albums busking in the bloody street!

its charted higher than 3121 so i dont know how you can say its a flop...its not just prince's album sales that have collapsed..its the whole industry...people are obviously getting their music from streaming websites and free torrent sites now..

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Reply #114 posted 10/05/14 1:23pm

FunkyBrotha

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
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Reply #115 posted 10/05/14 1:59pm

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seriously why isnt WB encouraging him to do TV?

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Reply #116 posted 10/05/14 2:16pm

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i don't believe the digital sales were included in the uk charts, 6,000 sales including digital... no way, i don't believe that...

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Reply #117 posted 10/05/14 2:34pm

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As we previously reported, album sales are at a reco...n the U.S. Last week, album sales totaled 3.97 million for the week, marking the first time the tally has dropped below 4 million, unprecedented in the SoundScan era (which kicked off with tracking sales data in 1991).

Billboard -- who has a partnership with SoundScan -- is the first to report album and sales news, the good, the bad and the ugly. Today it was reported that sales are slightly up from that grim news last week, 5% only (to 4.2 million), due to Ariana Grande's fresh "My Everything." But still, that makes it trending low, which Ed Christman said is only to be expected.

"The weekly average number of album sales fell from 4.75 million units in the first quarter to 4.55 million units in the second quarter. In the first 8 weeks of the third quarter, the average has fallen further to 4.2 million. This decline is actually in line with historical trends."

Sales for the year are down 15% compared to totals from the same point last year so far.


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Reply #118 posted 10/05/14 3:30pm

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Believe it or not, it doesn't take much more than about 5k to secure a UK top ten chart entry these days, and yes, that includes digital sales.
Record sales really have plummeted drastically since Spotify. 3121 sold 39k in its opening week in 2007 and just scraped the top ten. In 2014, 39k could get you a number one album most weeks.
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Reply #119 posted 10/05/14 3:38pm

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it will drop like a stone next week! anyway, who cares?!?! If you like it...buy it...and if u don't..then dont!

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