Idol Sales News – Week Ending 03/23/14

Updated: With top 10 numbers from BB. Frozen holds #1 for the 7th non-consecutive week and has its best sales week ever (previous best was 165K on Jan 5th). This is its 17th week on the chart (no album as old as that has moved 200K+ units since Adele’s post-Grammy win week). The DVD/BR sold 3.2M in one day last week. One day. The music industry is in a sad state.

“Frozen” is that marshmallow monster Elsa creates to chase Anna and Kristoff away. Seriously. Pundits predicted that the Soundtrack could sell up to 200K this week. HDD estimates it sold more than 213K. We may be looking at the BB album of the year here (though, Adele is releasing in the fall, so don’t count her out). The race for second and biggest debut is distant, but close between rapper YG and Foster the People. One Direction’s “Midnight Memories” clings to the bottom of the top 50 in 49th position.

Top 10 Albums:
1 (1) “Frozen” 202K (104%) Total: 1.6M
2 (NEW) YG “My Krazy Life 61K
3 (NEW) Foster the People “Supermodel” 54K
4 (NEW) Skrillex “Recess” 47K (only 6K were physical copies)
5 (NEW) Pretty Reckless “Going to Hell” 35K
6 (5) Pharrell Williams “G I R L” 34K (-24%)
7 (3) Rick Ross “Mastermind” 27K (-44%)
8 (NEW) Enrique Iglesias “Sex and Love” 24K
9 (8) Lorde “Pure Heroine” 24K (-13%)
10 (NEW) Taking Back Sunday “Happiness Is” 22K

From Roughstock:
130 175 Scotty McCreery See You Tonight 2,300 217,000
– – Danielle Bradbery Danielle Bradbery 1,600 128,000
– – Cassadee Pope Frame By Frame 1,200 165,000

Downloads
1 (1) Pharrell Williams “Happy” 370K (2%)
2 (2) John Legend “All of Me” 224K (4%)
3 (3) Jason Derulo “Talk Dirty” 188K (-5%).
4 (5) Indina Menzel “Let It Go” 167K (37%)
5 (4) Katy Perry “Dark Horse,” featuring Juicy J 150K(-9%)
6 (8) Aloe Blacc “The Man” 126K (30%)
7 (6) The Chainsmokers “#SELFIE” [UGH] 101K (-9%)
8 (7) Bastille “Pompeii” 98K (-7%)
9 (9) DJ Snake & Lil Jon “Turn Down for What” 89K (6%)
10 (12) Florida Georgia Line “This is How We Roll” 78K (-2%)

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