With 68.46% of reports in, NOW 49 is set to have the top debut and top album of the week. This series of compilation albums of greatest hits is consistently popular. This version features a track from One Direction (“Story of My Life”). As ever, lurking just under the ice is “Frozen” waiting to pounce on that number one spot. That Soundtrack is not far behind the leader and has been known to make a last minute surge.
Bruno Mars is sitting at third, Toni Braxton & Babyface are having the top non-compilation release at 4th, Broken Bells (indie rock, naturally) are new at 6th, Beyonce is demonstrating her legs at 7th, Lorde may not be royal but she’s golden on the charts at 8th, the Grammy Nominees slide to 9th and Katy Perry roars to finish in the top 10.
The top reality singing show competitors this week are UK X-Factor winners, Little Mix. This is their second album and it was actually released in the UK back in November of 2013. The album debuted there at number 4. It was released just this week and Hits is predicting 35-40K and 6th. Little Mix has not had a lot of success on US airways, but they consistently get a lot of chatter on social media to show up on the BB social chart.
The only other reality singing show competitors on the charts this week are their franchise-mates, One Direction. With the Grammy related albums fading back, these guys move back up the chart to 14th.
Also, Avicii won’t tell you this, but I will, that X-Factor US alumni Josh Krajcik and Idol runner-up Adam Lambert were involved with his album “True” at 46th.
CHART DATE: 02/10/2014
LAST UPDATE: 02/10/2014 14:39:33
NOW IN: 68.46%
LW TW artist / album label sales index
— 1 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 49 VARIOUS ARTISTS 66,529
1 2 FROZEN WALT SOUNDTRACK 63,244
8 3 BRUNO MARS UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX 56,569
— 4 TONI BRAXTON & BABYFACE LOVE MARRIAGE & DIVORCE 54,952
— 5 LITTLE MIX SALUTE 30,932
— 6 BROKEN BELLS AFTER THE DISCO 29,273
5 7 BEYONCE BEYONCE 29,056
3 8 LORDE PURE HEROINE 27,114
2 9 2014 GRAMMY NOMINEES VARIOUS ARTISTS 25,132
9 10 KATY PERRY PRISM 18,515
22 14 ONE DIRECTION MIDNIGHT MEMORIES 10,987
— 46 AVICII TRUE 2,927
20 50 SARA BAREILLES BLESSED UNREST 1,994