Wednesday, September 2, 2009

ALBUM SALES WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 6, 2009





Posted by: Roxxanne Roxxanne


According to Billboard.com

Colbie takes the top spot on Billboard Top 200 Chart, while Miley’s The Time of Our Lives, trails behind at No. 3 and the Peas shows why they can hang with the best of them with The E.N.D.


Colbie Caillat's album Breakthrough does exactly that…breakthrough. Her debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 106,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving Caillat her first No. 1 album.


Christian- rock band, Skillet debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with Awake, selling 68,000.


At No. 3 on the charts is Miley Cyrus’ debut, The Time of Our Lives, and enters the chart with 62,000 sold.


Kings of Leon's Only By The Night spends its 49th week on the chart, holding on at No. 4 with 52,000 (up 15%) albums sold this week.


Imogen Heap enters the charts at No. 5 with 48,000 copies sold this week of her album Ellipse.


Reba McEntire's Keep On Loving You slides from No. 1 to No. 6 in its second week on the charts, selling 42,000 (down 56%) albums this week.


George Strait's Twang slips five slots to No. 7 with 41,000 (down 33%)sold.


Black Eyed Peas' The E.N.D. falls three rungs to No. 8 with 36,000 (down 13%) album sold this week.


Taylor Swift's Fearless moves down one position to No. 9 with 34,000 (up less than 1%) albums sold.


Rounding out the top 10 at No. 10 is the new Now That's What I Call Country Vol. 2 compilation, which enters with 33,000 albums sold this week.


At No. 12: Letoya Luckett's sophomore album, Lady Love sold 32,900 copies.


At No. 17: Maxwell's Black Summer's Night dropped six slots selling 27,000. In its ninth week in stores, the album has sold a total of 688,300 copies.


At No. 25: Queen Latifah’s Persona debuted with 18,400 albums sold.


At No. 28: Eminem's Relapse falls six positions down to No. 28 with 16,000. After 15 weeks in stores, the album has sold 1,395,600 copies.


At No. 32: Fabolous' Loso's Way dropped 13 positions with 14,700 albums sold this week. In its fifth week in stores album has sold 192,700 copies to date.


At No. 46: Michael Jackson's Definitive Collection compilation debuted this week and sold 11,100 copies.


At No. 48: Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce, dropped eight slots with 10,700 sold this week. After 41 weeks in stores, Beyonce’s third solo album has sold a total of 2,381,40 to date.


Check back next week, when Whitney Houston’s long awaited album, “I Look To You,” makes its debut on the charts.


Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending August 30) totaled 5.82 million units, up 2% compared to the sum last week (5.71 million) and down 19% compared to the same sales week of 2008 (7.15 million). Year to date album sales stand at 231.1 million, down 15% compared to the same total at this point last year (270.8 million).


Letoya Lucket/Maxwell/B.E.P. picture courtesy of sohh.com

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