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Bob Marley’s ‘Legend’ Album Finally Cracks Billboard Top 10


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The rise to the top 10 came on the strength of more than 40,000 sales. Rolling Stone reports:

“Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan usually haven’t counted sales tallied by digital music retailers’ massive price reductions or giveaways, like when Google Play allowed people to download Katy Perry’s Prism for free. After Lady Gaga offered Born This Way as a $1 download in the Amazon Marketplace in an attempt to sell a million copies in its first week of release, Billboard and Nielsen put rules in place to disqualify that type of sales manipulation from the charts. However, Google Play’sLegend pricing skirts those bylaws thanks to the album being a 30-year-old “catalog” release.”


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