First published on www.nielsen.com
WITH FIVE DEBUTS IN the top ten, overall album sales are up 3% over last week, but down 2% over the same week last year. Year-to-date album sales improve, now down 7% over the same period in 2013. Physical CD sales are down 2% over last week, down 3% over the same week last year and down 8% year-to-date over 2013. Digital album sales are up 10% over last week, down 3% over the same week last year and down 8% year-to-date over 2013. Digital track sales are up 1% over last week, down 18% over the same week last year and down 12% year-to-date over 2013. Track-equivalent album sales are up 2.2% over last week and down 8.9% year-to-date over 2013.
The Black Keys score their first number one album as “Turn Blue” enters the Top Albums chart at No. 1 with 21,000 units sold, their second best one week sales total to date. It surpasses their last album, “El Camino,” which entered and peaked at No. 3 in 2011.
Marie-Mai’s “M” debuts at No. 2 with 16,000 units sold. It matches her best chart peak to date, reached with two previous releases, 2012’s “Miroir” and 2007’s “Dangereuse Attraction.”