Idol Sales News – Week Ending 04/05/15

The chart is rap heavy this week. Wale wins the sales and combined char while Ludacris is right behind him. Kendrik Lamar is 3 on sales, 4th on combined. Fast and Furious (featuring a fair amount of Urban talent) surges from 9th to 3rd on the combined chart fueled by downloads. TEAs/SEAs actually cause a fair amount of movement on the chart. Darius Rucker is 4th on sales, but slides to 8th on combined. Fifth is Death Cab for Cuties on the sales and Taylor on combined.

Reality singing show competitors on the chart are Kelly Clarkson (28->29), Fifth Harmony (Off->38) and One Direction (Off->41). The Empire Cast is also there (12->15), but is suffering for being off the air (drop should be in the 25% range, but it was in the 40% range – they had a good second week though, so they are probably still ahead of the game). Now 53 featuring One Direction moves 17 to 23. Now 54 which comes out in May features Tori Kelly, Kelly Clarkson and One Direction.

Sales Chart
LW TW Artist / Album Label Sales Index % Change
— 1 WALE THE ALBUM ABOUT NOTHING ATLANTIC 90,381 —
— 2 LUDACRIS LUDAVERSAL DEF JAM 58,830 —
1 3 KENDRICK LAMAR TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY TDE/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE 52,366 -49%
— 4 DARIUS RUCKER SOUTHERN STYLE CAPITOL NASHVILLE 50,630 —
— 5 DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE KINTSUGI ATLANTIC 44,876 —
4 6 KIDZ BOP KIDS KIDZ BOP 28 RAZOR & TIE 41,780 11%
5 7 TAYLOR SWIFT 1989 BIG MACHINE 39,038 17%
6 8 SAM SMITH IN THE LONELY HOUR CAPITOL 37,434 17%
41 9 FURIOUS 7 SOUNDTRACK ATLANTIC 36,093 476%
— 10 SUFJAN STEVENS CARRIE & LOWELL ASTHMATIC KITTY 34,464 —
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2 12 EMPIRE CAST SOUNDTRACK, SEASON 1 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX/COLUMBIA 31,543 -37%
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15 14 MAROON 5 V 222/INTERSCOPE 29,012 69%
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16 17 NOW 53 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW/LEGACY 27,276 59%
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29 28 KELLY CLARKSON PIECE BY PIECE RCA 12,442 49%
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— 33 NOW ACM AWARDS 50TH ANNIVERSARY VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW/UME 11,086 —

Sales Plus Streaming Chart (sales+track equivalent albums+stream equivalent albums)
LW TW Artist / Album Label SPS Index % Change [TEAs/SEAS, Position Change]
— 1 WALE THE ALBUM ABOUT NOTHING ATLANTIC 98,264 — [8K, 0]
— 2 LUDACRIS LUDAVERSAL DEF JAM 67,283 — [9K, 0]
— 3 FURIOUS 7 SOUNDTRACK ATLANTIC 65,609 946% [29.5K, +6]
1 4 KENDRICK LAMAR TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY TDE/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE 63,251 -46% [11K, -1]
3 5 TAYLOR SWIFT 1989 BIG MACHINE 61,029 17% [22K, +2]
4 6 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY SOUNDTRACK REPUBLIC 54,187 10% [30.5, +14]
9 7 MAROON 5 V 222/INTERSCOPE 53,948 33% [24.9K, +7]
— 8 DARIUS RUCKER SOUTHERN STYLE CAPITOL NASHVILLE 53,887 — [3K -4]
6 9 SAM SMITH IN THE LONELY HOUR CAPITOL 53,120 16% [15.7K, -1]
5 10 ED SHEERAN X ATLANTIC 47,943 2% [19.5, +5]
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2 15 EMPIRE CAST SOUNDTRACK, SEASON 1 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX/COLUMBIA 39,334 -35% [8K, -3]
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25 23 NOW 53 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW/LEGACY 27,276 59% [0K, -8]
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32 29 KELLY CLARKSON PIECE BY PIECE RCA 21,733 55% [9.3K +1]
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37 38 FIFTH HARMONY REFLECTION EPIC 15,348 34% [Off Sales]
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31 41 ONE DIRECTION FOUR SYCO/COLUMBIA 14,428 -4% [Off Sales]

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