The final first-week sales numbers are in for albums released on Friday, November 13th. According to Hits Daily Double, Justin Bieber's Purpose reigned supreme, with a whopping 649,000 units moved in terms of STS (sales-plus-streaming).
Looking at the projections, The Game and Machine Gun Kelly were neck-and-neck for sales last week, but someone had to pull ahead in the end, and that person was MGK.
The Game's "Documentary 2.5" & MGK's "General Admission" First Week Sales Projections Oct 19, 2015 at 01:56pm
The Game went back to back with his latest album, The Documentary 2, releasing second disc Documentary 2.5 as a separate album one week later.
Janet Jackson has topped the charts once again. Her latest album, Unbreakable, is the singer's 7th album to attain the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. Jackson is also the third act in history to have a No. 1 album in each of the past 4 decades.
The first-week sales projections are already in for The Game's The Documentary 2, the sequel to his debut album, The Documentary, released in 2005.
After dominating the singles chart for the last few months, Fetty Wap is officially taking over the Billboard 200, with his self-titled debut landing at the number one spot in its first week. Fetty Wap surpassed already high expectations by moving 12
Fetty Wap gave us a quite a scare earlier today when he was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. Thankfully, Fetty seems to have escaped with non-life-threatening injuries.
First Week Sales For Drake & Future's "What A Time To Be Alive", Mac Miller's "GO:OD AM" Sep 25, 2015 at 04:27pm
The first week sales for Drake and Future's internet-dominating WATTBA have arrived.
Drake and Future have given new meaning/life to the phrase, 'what a time to be alive,' thank to their new collaborative album What A Time To Be Alive, also known as the diamond emoji. Just as Drizzy did with his 'mixtape' If You're Reading This It's
The first week numbers for Jay Rock's overdue 90059 album have arrived. The album was slated to move 15k-18k opening week, which includes streams. He's landed right in the middle of that projection, after selling 16,012 copies opening week.
After a couple delays and name changes, Migos finally released their highly anticipated debut album last month called Yung Rich Nation. While the rollout process was a bit of a mess, unfortunately the first week album sales represent that as well.
Announcing his third album Dirty Sprite 2 (or rather DS2 for copyright reasons) just about a week in advance of its release date, Future was banking on his rapidly-growing fanbase and mixtape momentum to give him a win on the charts.
Vince Staples' debut album, Summertime '06, was definitely a strong piece of work from the Long Beach native, and received mostly rave reviews, including from us. However did that translate into sales for the young Def Jam signee?
Yesterday we saw Lil Durk and Dom Kennedy's first week sales for Remember My Name and By Dom Kennedy respectively.
We're seeing a few new rap entries grace the Billboard 200 this week, with new albums out from Lil Durk and Dom Kennedy. Durk's debut, Remember My Name, has been a long time coming, so long in fact, that it appears fans may have lost hope.
After a few weeks without albums from big stars, we had two drop this week, with A$AP Rocky's A.L.L.A. and Boosie Badazz's long-awaited Touch Down 2 Cause Hell both arriving yesterday.
The biggest story from last week's charts is far-and-away Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly, which hit iTunes a week earlier than expected, which seems to have benefitted the LP, despite a rocky start to the release.
Action Bronson's Mr. Wonderful was much heavier on the promo side than its same-day release partner I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside, but despite that, the two are neck-in-neck when it comes to sales.
Though Kendrick Lamar's latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly, was supposed to be released yesterday (March 23), it came out a week early (March 16). Thus, TPAB's first week numbers are in, and the album has taken the top spot on the Billboard 100.
This week we’re seeing a new entry with G-Unit’s The Beast Is G-Unit EP hitting the charts. Although it moved under 20k opening week, we doubt the Unit is too upset.
The numbers have arrived for same-day releases from Big Sean and Chris Brown & Tyga. As expected, the former artist moved more than the duo, even exceeding our expectations, however Breezy and Tyga fall squarely within the sales projections.
It was estimated last week that Drake's surprise release, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, would move around half a million units in its first week out.
First Week Sales Projections For Drake's "If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late" Feb 13, 2015 at 12:41pm
Drake surprised us last night by releasing an album, although fans were hoping for a free mixtape, it'll still do the trick to hold us over until Views From The 6 is ready.
First Week Sales Projections For Kid Ink's "Full Speed" [Update: Official Numbers Are In] Feb 10, 2015 at 09:13pm
Kid Ink dropped off his sophomore album yesterday, and with the album's release, Ink hit up Best Buy in NYC to say hi to a few fans and pick up a few copies of the album himself; watch us document that below.