Album Sales: Down, Down, Down

Bill boredThe most compelling bit of info from Billboard’s album sales article this week: “Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending April 11) totaled 5.27 million units, down 23% compared to the sum last week (6.84 million) and down 33% compared to the comparable sales week of 2009 (7.83 million).” That’s the lowest I remember seeing it. I wonder low low it’ll go…

1. Justin Bieber – “My World 2.0” – 102,000 (down 65%)

2. Usher – “Raymond v Raymond” – 92,000 (down 72%)

3. Slash – “Slash” – 60,000 (debut)

4. Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now” – 57,000 (down 34%)

5. “Now 33” – with 53,000 (down 57%)

6. Monica – “Still Standing” – 38,000 (down 53%)

7. Lady Gaga – “The Fame” – 32,000 (down 35%)

8. Justin Bieber’s first “My World” – 30,000 (down 53%)

9. Erykah Badu – “New Amerykah, Part Two” – 30,000 (down 73%)

10. Madonna – “Sticky & Sweet Tour” – 28,000 (debut)

More album sales data below…


Further down:

12. Jakob Dylan – “Women and Country” – 26,000 (debut)

15. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – “I Learned the Hard Way” – 23,000 (debut)

23. Jonsi – “Go” – 15,000 (debut)

55. Insane Clown Posse – “Bang! Pow! Boom!” – 8,000

76. Adam Lambert – “For Your Entertainment” – 6,000

94. David Byrne and DJ Fatboy Slim – “Here Lies Love” – 5,000 (debut)

Additional sales data via MTV.

2 thoughts on “Album Sales: Down, Down, Down”

  1. Seriously, no wonder the record industry is suffering. Everything that’s “popular” these days is garbage. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and maybe Jonsi are the only real, listenable artists up there!

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