Idol Sales News – Week Ending 05/03/15

The Zac Brown Band can relax with their toes in the water and a cold beer in their hands…they have their third number one album by a convincing margin on both the sales and combined chart. Josh Groban, with a track featuring Kelly Clarkson, is also sitting firmly in second. The Furious 7 Soundtrack is out of the top 10 in sales, but strong single sales accelerate it into third on the combined. Alabama Shakes holds down fourth spot on both charts after debuting first last week. Tyler Farr slides from third to fifth from sales to combined. Fifty Shades of Grey and Megan Trainor see ordinal gains between the two charts while Drake, Taylor, Sam and Ed (still right next to each other) see drops.

The only singing show competitor on the sales chart is Miranda Lambert, but she drops off the combined chart. Fifth Harmony are not on the sales chart, but are on the combined. Maroon 5 represents the judges and they move up when you count TEAs/SEAs. Blake also has enough juice to get onto the combined chart based on the performance of his singles.

HDD is predicting Mumford and Sons will top the charts next week with 250-275K on the SPS. Their previous album, Babel, opened at 600K and went on to sell 3.1M TEA. Their debut, Sigh No More, opened with 5K and went on to move 3.9M TEAs. “Believe” recently topped the AAA chart and is making moves on HAC.

Sales Chart
LW TW Artist / Album Label Sales Index % Change
— 1 ZAC BROWN BAND JEKYLL + HYDE SOUTHERN GROUND/VARVATOS/BMLG/REPUBLIC 217,482 —
— 2 JOSH GROBAN STAGES REPRISE 149,246 —
— 3 TYLER FARR SUFFER IN PEACE COLUMBIA NASHVILLE 36,927 —
1 4 ALABAMA SHAKES SOUND & COLOR ATO 31,373 -64%
6 5 TAYLOR SWIFT 1989 BIG MACHINE 20,533 -13%
3 6 DRAKE IF YOU’RE READING THIS, IT’S TOO LATE YMCMB/REPUBLIC 17,508 -32%
10 7 SAM SMITH IN THE LONELY HOUR CAPITOL 16,890 -7%
14 8 ED SHEERAN X ATLANTIC 15,841 -1%
17 9 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY SOUNDTRACK REPUBLIC 15,551 4%
15 10 MEGHAN TRAINOR TITLE EPIC 15,020 -4%
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19 16 EMPIRE CAST SOUNDTRACK, SEASON 1 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX/COLUMBIA 12,838 -7%

30 20 NOW 53 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW/LEGACY 10,141 5%
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26 22 MAROON 5 V 222/INTERSCOPE 10,053 -4%
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21 45 NOW ACM AWARDS 50TH ANNIVERSARY VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW/UME 5,202 -56%
23 46 MIRANDA LAMBERT PLATINUM RCA NASHVILLE 5,130 -56%

Sales Plus Streaming Chart (sales+track equivalent albums+stream equivalent albums)
LW TW Artist / Album Label SPS Index % Change [TEAs/SEAS, Position Change]
— 1 ZAC BROWN BAND JEKYLL + HYDE SOUTHERN GROUND/VARVATOS/BMLG/REPUBLIC 231,803 — [14.4K, 0]
— 2 JOSH GROBAN STAGES REPRISE 152,497 — [3.2K, 0]
2 3 FURIOUS 7 SOUNDTRACK ATLANTIC 46,144 -29% [23K, 10]
1 4 ALABAMA SHAKES SOUND & COLOR ATO 42,387 -54% [11K, 0]
— 5 TYLER FARR SUFFER IN PEACE COLUMBIA NASHVILLE 41,368 — [4.5K, -2]
5 6 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY SOUNDTRACK REPUBLIC 37,140 -5% [21.6K, +3]
4 7 DRAKE IF YOU’RE READING THIS, IT’S TOO LATE YMCMB/REPUBLIC 35,235 -25% [17.5K, -1]
6 8 TAYLOR SWIFT 1989 BIG MACHINE 33,075 -12% [12.5K, -3]
11 9 MEGHAN TRAINOR TITLE EPIC 30,131 -4% [15K, +1]
8 10 SAM SMITH IN THE LONELY HOUR CAPITOL 29,206 -21% [10.3K, -3]
10 11 ED SHEERAN X ATLANTIC 29,071 -9% [13.2K, -3]
12 12 MAROON 5 V 222/INTERSCOPE 25,892 -12% [15.8K, +10]
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24 21 EMPIRE CAST SOUNDTRACK, SEASON 1 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX/COLUMBIA 15,773 -16% [3K, -5]
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42 27 FIFTH HARMONY REFLECTION EPIC 14,273 21% [Off Sales Chart]
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— 41 BLAKE SHELTON BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE 11,319 14% [Off Sales Chart]
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— 44 NOW 53 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW/LEGACY 10,141 5% [0, -22]

HDD’s Sales Plus Streaming Chart

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