With 55.94% of reports in, Trey Songz is set to have the number one album. You’d think that would be usually enough to dominate the press, but all anybody seems to be talking about is a fellow R&B act at number 10. The press seems agog at the slow motion train wreck that is Robin Thicke’s career. Tepid sales of his “apology” album to his wife would be spilling barrels of ink if the news media wasn’t suffering the same fate as the music biz – so they spill pixels instead. His last album opened with 177K and this one is predicted to be in the 20-25K range. Get a grip, dude.
Meanwhile, back on the farm, Trey Songz is the number one album. This will be his second number one album. “Chapter V” was released in August of 2012 and sold 135K in its first week. “Trigga” is predicted to sell around 90-100K.
Sam Smith spends his third week at number 2 (always a bridesmaid, never a bride). “In the Lonely Hour” is predicted to sell 45-50K. He may be pipped at the post by Ed Sheeran who is currently way back in 5th but is predicted to end up second with 50-55K in sales (jaw-dropping second week, but that’s what happens when you get all those advanced sales). Seether (South African post-grunge/alternative metal) is currently opening in 3rd, but may have to settle for 5th.
Magic! “Don’t Kill the Magic!” (goofy title or what?) is a Canadian Reggae Fusion band that released their first album on Canada day. They’ve been writing songs for others and now it’s their turn to take the spotlight. Who knew? They are certainly doing better than another Reggae infused album released last week (*cough*The Voice’s Tessanne Chin*cough*) who isn’t even in the top 50.
Now 50 features Idol’s Kelly Clarkson and Carly Rae Jepsen on the deluxe edition is at 6th. Now 49 is at 28th featuring One Direction. Frozen is at 7th (but expected to rise). Brantley Gilbert is at 8th and Miranda Lambert is 9th. We’ve already discussed Robin Thicke (eye-roll).
Phillip Phillips continues to represent the reality singing show competitors moving up to 40th (well, other than Miranda). Pharrell (23), JLo (29) and Blake (36) represent the judges.
CHART DATE: 07/07/2014
LAST UPDATE: 07/07/2014 15:18:35
NOW IN: 55.94%
LW TW artist / album label sales index
— 1 TREY SONGZ TRIGGA 78,310
2 2 SAM SMITH IN THE LONELY HOUR 25,878
— 3 SEETHER BICYCLE ISOLATE & MEDICATE 21,112
— 4 MAGIC! DON’T KILL THE MAGIC! 19,201
1 5 ED SHEERAN X 17,261
10 6 NOW 50 VARIOUS ARTISTS 16,824
5 7 FROZEN SOUNDTRACK 16,576
12 8 BRANTLEY GILBERT JUST AS I AM 15,185
7 9 MIRANDA LAMBERT PLATINUM 14,988
— 10 ROBIN THICKE PAULA 11,102
36 23 PHARRELL WILLIAMS G I R L 4,527
— 28 NOW 49 VARIOUS ARTISTS 3,474
32 29 JENNIFER LOPEZ A.K.A. 3,271
40 36 BLAKE SHELTON WBASED ON A TRUE STORY 2,400
50 40 PHILLIP PHILLIPS BEHIND THE LIGHT 2,203
43 50 IMAGINE DRAGONS NIGHT VISIONSE 1,450