Sales: Eminem vs. Grizzly Bear

BillboardThe Top 10 of the Billboard 200:

1. Eminem – “Relapse” – 211,000 (down 65%)

2. Green Day – “21st Century Breakdown” – 76,000 (down 54%)

3. “Hannah Montana: The Movie” soundtrack – 52,000 (down 10%)

4. Marilyn Manson – “The High End Of Low” – 49,000 (debut)

5. Lady GaGa – “The Fame” – 45,000 (up less than 1%)

6. Kenny Chesney – “Greatest Hits II” – 43,000 (down 51%)

7. Wisin and Yandel – “La Revolucion” – 36,000 (debut)

8. Grizzly Bear – “Veckatimest” – 33,000 (debut)

9. Taylor Swift – “Fearless” – 33,000 (up 3%)

10. Rascal Flatts’ “Unstoppable” – 27,000 (up 3%)

Further down:

25. Mandy Moore – “Amanda Leigh” – 15,000 (debut)

37. Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” – 12,000 (up 300%)

Interesting notes:

• “40% of [Grizzly Bear’s] sales came from downloads while another 24% were shifted at independent and small chain stores.”

• “With 819,000 sold, “Relapse” has already become the fifth best-seller of the year. Taylor Swift – “Fearless” leads the pack with 1,173,000. So far, only two albums have shifted a million in 2009, “Fearless” and the “Hannah Montana: The Movie” soundtrack (1,004,000).”

Additional sales data via MTV.

One thought on “Sales: Eminem vs. Grizzly Bear”

  1. it’s nice to see grizzly bear make a dent into the charts like that. cool to see that charts still have some barometer to see what might bubble up from non-mainstream areas.

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