Good news for the music industry. According to Billboard, Justin Bieber will most likely have the #1 album this week with over 525,000 in sales of his album Purpose. The number 2 record on the chart is One Direction’s fifth studio album, Made in the A.M., which could launch with over 475,000 sold. Good news especially when you hear of Fetty Wap hitting #1 in September with 129,000 copies sold
Those stats are impressive until you hear the numbers being thrown around for Adele’s 25.
3.6 million albums shipped
1.5 million CDs expected to be sold in the first week
1 million in download album sales.
The first week sales record belongs to N’Sync’s “No Strings Attached” with 2.4 million sold. Expect Adele to shatter that record.
Adele is embracing the old model and will not stream her album for now. She’s chosen to throw her business to Target which will offer 3 additional songs, I admit it will work for me as I plan to buy a CD for the first time in a long time and I will then put it on my hard drive and the CD will either sit on a shelf or I will sell it to Amoeba Records.
We will see if 25 can stand the test of time. I’m betting you probably can’t recall the name of the follow up albums to Jagged Little Pill or Tapestry. Answer: Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie and Music
Performance of “All I Ask” at Radio City in New York November 17, 2015