Sales News – Week Ending – 12/01/16

The Black Friday numbers are in. People are in the mood for Christmas and animated movies.

The Weeknd rose to fame when he landed a track on the “50 Shades of Grey” Soundtrack (“Earned It”). This week, he hit the stratosphere with the release of “Starboy” (led off by a single of the same name with which he contributed Daft Punk). He is dominating the sales chart doing even better on the combined charts. He has the only debut in the top 10 (Garth Brooks debuted last week and his collection of greatest hits do not count because the cost per CD is too low – he’s still making money on old songs so he’s not going to really care).

Pentatonix land two albums in the top 10. The Sing-Off Winners have their current Christmas album, “A Pentatonix Christmas” at 2nd and their previous Christmas album “That’s Christmas to Me” at 9th. That’s on both the sales and combined charts. Jordan Smith who won The Voice also has a Christmas album in the top 10 of sales (top 11 of combined” with “‘Tis the Season”. Not many Voice winners have a successful first album, but I believe he is the first two have two with the label that signed him post-show. He may be the greatest winner the show has ever had.

Also hitting the charts are Carrie Underwood at 36/39 with “Storyteller” and Lauren Daigle’s “Behold” at 49 in sales. Carrie also appears on Keith Urban’s album at 34/34. Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis (UK XF) and Susan Boyle all have tracks on the NOW Christmas album 16/26th. We don’t mention Nashville Star very often, but Miranda Lambert and Chris Young are two of its successes. Chris Young has a Christmas album out at 22/32 while Miranda’s “The Weight of These Wings” is at 7/7.

The rest of the top 10 are Garth, Trolls and Moana (3/4/5, 3/5/6), Bruno Mars at 6/5 and Metallica (last week’s number one) at 8/8.

Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello has a single with MGK at 39th on the streaming chart.

Hits Daily Double Sales (87%)
— 1 THE WEEKND STARBOY XO/REPUBLIC 125,125
4 2 PENTATONIX A PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS RCA 81,908
— 3 GARTH BROOKS THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION PEARL 67,513
8 4 TROLLS VARIOUS ARTISTS RCA 31,267
18 5 MOANA VARIOUS ARTISTS WALT DISNEY 26,489
2 6 BRUNO MARS 24K MAGIC WMG 24,059
3 7 MIRANDA LAMBERT THE WEIGHT OF THESE WINGS RCA NASHVILLE 21,129
1 8 METALLICA HARDWIRED…TO SELF-DESTRUCT BLACKENED 20,796
9 9 PENTATONIX THAT’S CHRISTMAS TO ME RCA 18,783
12 10 JORDAN SMITH ‘TIS THE SEASON REPUBLIC 16,180

— 16 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL CHRISTMAS VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW 9,220 [Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle]

— 22 CHRIS YOUNG IT MUST BE CHRISTMAS SONY NASHVILLE 7,070

32 34 KEITH URBAN RIPCORD CAPITOL NASHVILLE 4,656 [Carrie Underwood]

— 36 CARRIE UNDERWOOD STORYTELLER 19/ARISTA NASHVILLE 4,373

— 49 LAUREN DAIGLE BEHOLD CENTRICITY 3,255

HDD SPS (87%)
— 1 THE WEEKND STARBOY XO/REPUBLIC 302,454
4 2 PENTATONIX A PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS RCA 84,671
— 3 GARTH BROOKS THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION PEARL 67,513
2 4 BRUNO MARS 24K MAGIC WMG 37,928
7 5 TROLLS VARIOUS ARTISTS RCA 35,718
25 6 MOANA VARIOUS ARTISTS WALT DISNEY 28,909
3 7 MIRANDA LAMBERT THE WEIGHT OF THESE WINGS RCA NASHVILLE 25,284
1 8 METALLICA HARDWIRED…TO SELF-DESTRUCT BLACKENED 24,480
14 9 PENTATONIX THAT’S CHRISTMAS TO ME RCA 21,080
19 10 LADY GAGA JOANNE INTERSCOPE 17,657
23 11 JORDAN SMITH ‘TIS THE SEASON REPUBLIC 16,547

— 26 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL CHRISTMAS VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW 9,220 [Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle]

— 32 CHRIS YOUNG IT MUST BE CHRISTMAS SONY NASHVILLE 7,246

30 34 KEITH URBAN RIPCORD CAPITOL NASHVILLE 7,145 [Carrie Underwood]

— 39 CARRIE UNDERWOOD STORYTELLER 19/ARISTA NASHVILLE 5,937

HDD Streaming Song Chart (FINAL)
1 1 RAE SREMMURD BLACK BEATLES EARDRUMA/INTERSCOPE 20,595,793 -17%
3 2 DRAKE FAKE LOVE YMCMB/REPUBLIC 14,311,005 6%
2 3 THE WEEKND STARBOY XO/REPUBLIC 13,814,545 -3%
4 4 THE CHAINSMOKERS CLOSER DISRUPTOR/COLUMBIA 11,140,088 -6%
10 5 BRUNO MARS 24K MAGIC WMG 9,594,661 43%
6 6 AMINE CAROLINE REPUBLIC 8,474,646 7%
— 7 THE WEEKND PARTY MONSTER XO/REPUBLIC 8,310,362 —
5 8 D.R.A.M. BROCCOLI WMG 7,763,409 -9%
8 9 ARIANA GRANDE SIDE TO SIDE REPUBLIC 7,436,158 0%
7 10 DRAKE SNEAKIN’ YMCMB/REPUBLIC 7,257,174 -8%

49 39 MACHINE GUN KELLY CAMILA CABELLO BAD THINGS BAD BOY/INTERSCOPE 3,959,698 14%

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