Idol Sales News – Week Ending 05/10/15

Mumford & Sons easily score their second number one album, though their TEAs/SEAs seem lower than predicted. They need another mainstream hit. Josh is second on both charts for his second week with strong Mother’s Day sales. Now 54 actually holds onto the third spot on the two charts (features Tori Kelly, Kelly Clarkson and One Direction). Tech N9ne and the Zac Brown Band switch 4th/5th on the two charts. Fifty Shades holds 6th on both with Furious 7 drafting behind on the SPS at the 7th. Sam Smith is without his chart buddy Ed as he goes 10th and 8th. Taylor actually moves down the chart from 7th to 9th once TEAs and SEAs are considered (Scott, stop messing around with Idols and get her another hit). My Morning Jacket and Chris Stapleton debut in the top 10 for sales, but fall out of the top 10 on the combined making room for Meghan Trainor to move up to 10th.

The only reality singer on the sales chart is Miranda Lambert at 48, but she does not stick around for the combined chart. Fifth Harmony does move onto the SPS. Now 53 features One Direction and it is 27th on sales and off the combined chart.

Sales Chart
LW TW Artist / Album Label Sales Index % Change
— 1 MUMFORD & SONS WILDER MIND GLASSNOTE 246,382 —
2 2 JOSH GROBAN STAGES REPRISE 102,184 -32%
— 3 NOW 54 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW 71,772 —
— 4 TECH N9NE SPECIAL EFFECTS STRANGE MUSIC 55,755 —
1 5 ZAC BROWN BAND JEKYLL + HYDE SOUTHERN GROUND/VARVATOS/BMLG/REPUBLIC 55,615 -74%
9 6 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY SOUNDTRACK REPUBLIC 30,863 98%
5 7 TAYLOR SWIFT 1989 BIG MACHINE 25,094 22%
— 8 MY MORNING JACKET THE WATERFALL CAPITOL 24,452 —
— 9 CHRIS STAPLETON TRAVELLER MERCURY NASHVILLE 24,244 —
7 10 SAM SMITH IN THE LONELY HOUR CAPITOL 22,746 35%
— 19 NOW #1S VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW 14,077 —
22 21 MAROON 5 V 222/INTERSCOPE 12,318 23%
16 22 EMPIRE CAST SOUNDTRACK, SEASON 1 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX/COLUMBIA 12,112 -6%
20 27 NOW 53 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW/LEGACY 9,063 -11%
46 48 MIRANDA LAMBERT PLATINUM RCA NASHVILLE 5,117 0%

Sales Plus Streaming Chart (sales+track equivalent albums+stream equivalent albums)
LW TW Artist / Album Label SPS Index % Change [TEAs/SEAS, Position Change]
— 1 MUMFORD & SONS WILDER MIND GLASSNOTE 259,182 — [13K, 0]
2 2 JOSH GROBAN STAGES REPRISE 106,070 -30% [4K, 0]
— 3 NOW 54 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW 71,772 — [0K, 0]
1 4 ZAC BROWN BAND JEKYLL + HYDE SOUTHERN GROUND/VARVATOS/BMLG/REPUBLIC 65,947 -72% [10K, +1]
— 5 TECH N9NE SPECIAL EFFECTS STRANGE MUSIC 63,255 — [7.5K, -1]
6 6 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY SOUNDTRACK REPUBLIC 54,063 46% [23.2K, 0]
3 7 FURIOUS 7 SOUNDTRACK ATLANTIC 44,019 -5% [33K, +17]
10 8 SAM SMITH IN THE LONELY HOUR CAPITOL 39,874 37% [17K, +2]
8 9 TAYLOR SWIFT 1989 BIG MACHINE 38,118 15% [13K, -2]
9 10 MEGHAN TRAINOR TITLE EPIC 35,805 19% [17K, +5]
12 13 MAROON 5 V 222/INTERSCOPE 29,609 14% [17.3K, +8]
21 32 EMPIRE CAST SOUNDTRACK, SEASON 1 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX/COLUMBIA 15,021 -5% [3K, -10]
— 36 NOW #1S VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW 14,077 — [0K, -17]
27 38 FIFTH HARMONY REFLECTION EPIC 13,533 -5% [Not on Sales]
41 48 BLAKE SHELTON BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE 11,390 1% [Not on Sales]

HDD’s Sales Plus Streaming Chart

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