HDD – Album Sales Prediction –Feb 7- Feb 13

The Grammys should increase sales next week, but who is getting some traction on the pre-Grammy chart? Various artists. The ever popular Now series leads this week’s chart with 54.98% of the market reporting. I must say that it is nice to see an album selling over 100K and we aren’t even at the final chart. NOW is now up to 37, but unlike many releases of NOW, there are no Idol artists on the album. This time it is Capitel/EMI’s turn to release the NOW album.

Next up is the Bieb who is having a great week. He has been everywhere lately. A Superbowl ad. SNL. Every talk show imaginable. The number two movie of the weekend (by just a mere whisker, $30, 514, 732 compared to $30, 256, 601…it even got a fresh rating from RottenTomatoes) and of course, his big ninja-infused performance on the Grammys. And now, he is holding down not one, but two spots in the top 5 of the HDD chart. His “Acoustic” album is number 2 while his “My World 2.0” is number 4.

Mumford & Sons are holding down the number 3 spot and Jason Aldean continues to sell well at number 5. As I may have mentioned before, this album features a duet with Kelly Clarkson that is currently tearing up the country charts. Go Kelly.

The only other Idols on the list are Adam Lambert on the Grammy CD (7) and Daughtry and Adam on Now 36 (now at 24).

Daily numbers’ thread. Post NOW 37!

CHART DATE: 02/14/2011
LAST UPDATE: 02/14/2011 16:59:49
NOW IN: 54.98%

LW TW artist / album label power index
— 1 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 37 VARIOUS ARTISTS 109, 835
46 2 JUSTIN BIEBER ACCOUSTIC 33, 171
13 3 MUMFORD & SONS SIGH NO MORE 31, 350
16 4 JUSTIN BIEBER MY WORLD 2.0 31, 041
6 5 JASON ALDEAN MY KINDA PARTY 26, 588

17 7 2011 GRAMMY NOMINEES VARIOUS ARTISTS 23, 491

— 24 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 36 CAPITOL/EMI 10, 401
VARIOUS ARTISTS

35 28 GLEE CAST COLUMBIA 9, 718
GLEE: THE MUSIC, VOL. 4

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