HDD – Album Sales Prediction : Jan 20-26

With 69.42% of reports in, Frozen freezes out the competition to regain its grip on the top of the charts. This movie is a success on so many fronts for Disney. Last week’s number one, Bruce Springsteen broke Frozen’s consecutive run at number one, but he has been banished down to 15th (see? Idols aren’t the only ones with front-loaded sales).

The 2014 Grammy Nominees album (this one seeming to focus on the Pop, Country and BNA categories) surges onto the chart into 2nd. Normally, it would be the number one album, but Frozen is taking no prisoners. The Grammys air late on Sunday, but one still feels their effect on this chart (more so next week). Already we can see performers/winners that are zooming up as they found new audiences. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are in 14th (up from 29th) were a feature part of the wedding and won several awards, Sara Bereilles is at 21st (43rd last week) after performing with Carole King, Kacey Musgrove performed and won best Country album is now at 23rd (off chart last week), John Legend is at 25th (was 49th last week) after performing, and Daft Punk did one of their rare performances, won many of the night’s biggest prizes and are back on the chart at 29th. Kendrick Lamar did not win (which is causing much debate the morning after), but he performed with Imagine Dragons and sees a small up-tick in sales (35th from 41st). P!nk is also up a bit 31st (from 40th) after doing another Cirque performance. Grammys remind people of Adele and she is back in the top 50.

Great Big World is the week’s top debut at 3rd. I’ve never heard of them before, so I’m not surprised to discover they are Indie Rock. But, I have heard them. They are getting more airplay and news after their hit song “Say Something” was turned into a duet with Christina Aguilera. These things are always mixed bags. I know the song but I know it as that duet with Christina and somebody. Well, people will learn who the somebody is (Avicii couldn’t keep Aloe hidden for long). GBW also had a song on Glee last year.

Beyonce opened the Grammys to mixed reviews. She’s sticking where she was last week at 4th (but at lest she isn’t dropping). Young the Giant (who? Must be indie rock – bingo!) debuts at 5th with their second album. Lorde is 6th (up from 7th) after her Grammy performance and win. Kidz Bop did not factor into the Grammys, so they feel from 3rd to 7th. Bastille was on SNL and are up slightly from 11th to 8th. Imagine Dragons performed with Kendrick Lamar at the Grammys and moved up slightly from 10th to 9th. Katy Perry had a pretty spectacular set piece at the Grammys and she slides down slightly from 9th to 10th.

The only reality singing show contestants on the chart are One Direction. They are at 16th. Blake Shelton represents the judges at 48th.

CHART DATE: 01/27/2014
LAST UPDATE: 01/27/2014 15:02:10
NOW IN: 69.42%

LW TW artist / album label sales index
2 1 FROZEN SOUNDTRACK 61,033
— 2 2014 GRAMMY NOMINEES VARIOUS ARTISTS 40,362
— 3 A GREAT BIG WORLD IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE? 37,447
4 4 BEYONCE BEYONCE 32,511
— 5 YOUNG THE GIANT MIND OVER MATTER 27,388
7 6 LORDE PURE HEROINE 23,982
3 7 KIDZ BOP KIDS KIDZ BOP 25 15,999
11 8 BASTILLE BAD BLOOD 15,678
10 9 IMAGINE DRAGONS NIGHT VISIONS 15,453
9 10 KATY PERRY PRISM 14,147

26 12 BRUNO MARS UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX 10,409

29 14 MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS HEIST 9,358
1 15 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN HIGH HOPES 8,951
12 16 ONE DIRECTION MIDNIGHT MEMORIES 8,072

43 21 SARA BAREILLES BLESSED UNREST 5,771

— 23 KACEY MUSGRAVES SAME TRAILER DIFFERENT PARK 5,537

49 25 JOHN LEGEND LOVE IN THE FUTURE 5,171

— 29 DAFT PUNK RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES 4,857

40 31 P!NK TRUTH ABOUT LOVE 4,837

41 35 KENDRICK LAMAR GOOD KID M.A.A.D CITY 4,459

44 48 BLAKE SHELTON BASED ON A TRUE STORY 2,608

— 50 ADELE 21 1,794

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