The difference of 660,000 units between Taylor and One Direction’s first weeks is actually more than the boy band managed to sell out of the gate.
Rick Ross is once again king of the charts. The Maybach Music Group boss has claimed his fourth No. 1 with God Forgives, I Don’t, which moved more than 218,000 units in its first week.
Nas’ “Life Is Good” has topped sales for all releases this week, giving the rapper his fifth No. 1 album.
Frank Ocean’s debut set, Channel Orange, hit No. 2 on the sales charts, moving 131,000 in its first week. Orange beat out the first-week sales of Usher’s Looking 4 Myself (128K) and nearly equalled Chris Brown’s Fortune (135K), which was released earlier this month.
Frank Ocean has the numbers on his side. The singer’s major label debut, Channel Orange, released exclusively on iTunes late Monday night, is projected to sell between 110,000 and 120,000. The big numbers by the Odd Future member followed his public coming-out announcement and Def Jam’s decision to digitally release the set a full week in advance.
Following his huge wins at Sunday’s BET Awards, Chris Brown is set up to top the music sales charts with his latest studio release, Fortune.
It’s no secret that Rihanna has found commercial success outside the U.S. But she has achieved a new milestone in the UK, where she reached record sales of 20 million, according to the Official Charts Company.
B.o.B‘s Strange Clouds blasted off with first-week sales topping all other rap releases and coming in at No. 5 in all genres. While he’s still flying high, B.o.B already has plans that would send him […]