Sales News – Week Ending 08/06/15

You, know, next week is going to be really good. People are already excited about it. Luke Bryan and Dr. Dre are going to go head-to-head. It’s Country vs Compton. It’s going to be a tight race. Leads will switch each day. There are huge pre-orders. There are massive sales. There are going to be really big numbers from both of them. 300K+. Get your lawn chair, a bottle of margarita mix and some popcorn because it’s going to get crazy. Woo!

Just ignore this week. It never happened. Get a warm blanky and a cup of hot chocolate. I know, it’s the Dog Day’s of Summer and it feels like your face is going to melt off from the heat already, but you’ll need those comfort items, because this week is ugly. This week is the kind of week when you think the music industry will never recover. That music is doomed. It might actually make you want to start a Go-Fund-Me account for Clive Davis. Or fear that poor Jimmy Iovine is going to finally have to take of his ubiquitous baseball cap, throw it on the ground and start busking. Turn out the lights. Give your dog a hug. Wait until next week. The sun will come out tomorrow.

Here is what HDD Predicts for the week (yes, it is a record low. Thank goodness for combined charts or the final results would look even grimmer): “The Descendants” (a Disney channel animated movie about the children of fairy tale villains in high school – no I do not make this stuff up) is expected to have the number one album in sales, but Taylor Swift is predicted to pull-out the number one album on the combined charts.

* The Descendants (Walt Disney) 28-33k sales, 30-35k SPS
* Led Zeppelin, Presence (Rhino) 22-25k, 23-26k
* Led Zeppelin, Coda (Rhino) 22-25k, 23-26k
* Led Zeppelin, In Through the Out Door (Rhino) 22-25k, 23-26k
* Lil Dicky (CMSN) 21-24k, 23-26k
Jill Scott (Blues Babe) 21-24k, 23-26k
Future (Epic) 18-21k, 37-42k
Taylor Swift (Big Machine/BMLG) 17-20k, 37-42k
Tyrese (Voltron) 14-17k, 16-19k
* Saint Asonia (RCA) 14-17k, 15-18k
* Migos (Quality Control) 12-14k, 14-16k
Ed Sheeran (Asylum U.K.) 12-14k, 28-32k
Kidz Bop Kids (Razor & Tie) 11-13k, 12-14k
Alan Jackson (Capitol Nashville) 11-13k, 12-14k
Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville) 10-12k, 24-27k

Chart Date: 08/07/2015
Last Updated: 08/06/2015 18:04:19
Status: Building 82%

— 1 DESCENDANTS ORIGINAL TV MOVIE SOUNDTRACK WALT DISNEY 20,222
— 2 LIL DICKY PROFESSIONAL RAPPER CMSN 15,645
4 3 FUTURE DS2 EPIC 11,209
7 4 TAYLOR SWIFT 1989 BIG MACHINE 10,445
— 5 MIGOS YUNG RICH NATION QUALITY CONTROL 9,564
— 6 SAINT ASONIA SAINT ASONIA RCA 9,487
1 7 JILL SCOTT WOMAN BLUES BABE 8,822
— 8 LED ZEPPELIN CODA RHINO 8,047
6 9 TYRESE BLACK ROSE VOLTRON 6,813
3 10 SOUTHPAW VARIOUS ARTISTS SHADY/INTERSCOPE 6,477
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5 32 BEA MILLER NOT AN APOLOGY HOLLYWOOD/SYCO 2,911
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38 38 MAROON 5 V 222/INTERSCOPE 2,352
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— 47 TORI KELLY UNBREAKABLE SMILE CAPITOL 2,152
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— 50 AMY WINEHOUSE BACK TO BLACK REPUBLIC

Hits Daily Double

In happier news, BB has One Direction headed to the biggest debut on the Hot 100 of the year with “Drag Me Down”. Predictions:
– 340K in sales
– 5 million U.S. streams
– top 5 on the Hot 100

AI is already at 23M on Pop for the last 7 days.

Previous highs for One Direction on the Hot 100:
2 “Best Song Ever” 2013
3 “Live While We’re Young” 2012
4 “What Makes You Beautiful” 2012
6 “Story of My Life” 2013

Rumour has it that the video is being filmed at NASA facilities in Houston today.

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