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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Music Thread #1 For 6/9/10: Jack Johnson Tops The Charts, But Other Numbles Are Still Abysmal

Someone breaks over 200K thankfully:
Jack Johnson claims his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "To The Sea" debuts atop the tally with 243,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album breaks an eight-week long streak of No. 1s selling less than 200,000 -- where five of those weeks were sub-100,000 frames.

Downloads made up 114,000 of "Sea's" first week -- nearly half of the set's overall figure. In terms of download units, it's the biggest week for an album since the week ending Jan. 31, when the digital-exclusive charity compilation "Hope For Haiti Now" set sold 143,000 downloads in its second week of release.

At least Johnson knocked off Glee thank goodness. 2nd place went to Justin Bieber with 52,000 for "My World 2" with that hit Fox show taking the bronze with 45,000. It was another week where the protege (Bieber) sold more than his mentor (Usher), so bragging rights again go to the youngin'.

And nowadays, you only need this much to be in this "formerly lofty position":
Rounding out the top 10 is Ke$ha, who rebounds up seven slots to No. 10 with "Animal," selling 20,000 (up 5%).
Fitting that a trashy artist has trashy numbers to represent the trashy times that the RIAA has put themselves in (and they only have themselves to blame).

But they would never do that of course. Instead, they will place the heat and anger directly at Limewire and other file sharers, instead of their pathetic selves.
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