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    • He has a thread on pulsemusic.proboards.com
      https://pulsemusic.proboards.com/thr...s-sales-thread

      maybe someone who has an account asks the members there?

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      • Originally posted by facedown36 View Post

        He s not checking his mails for weeks and has not even been able to post a message here despite many people worrying about him, so I don't think he s well at all, sadly.

        ​​
        I messaged him & haven't heard back either. I'm praying too.

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        • OK from what I read the person in question died 23 May. Oldbloke last posted on here 28 May. So whomever died that was mentioned on the other site wasn't oldbloke.

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          • Originally posted by TheMysteriousMan View Post
            He has a thread on pulsemusic.proboards.com
            https://pulsemusic.proboards.com/thr...s-sales-thread

            maybe someone who has an account asks the members there?
            He wasn't an active user at Pulse. He quietly updated that thread when he could.

            I sent him a message on Pulse, but I have not heard back.

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            • Hello oldbloke,

              Do you sales estimations for the latest dream theater volbeat black label society la guns u.d.o iron maiden Album?

              Kind Regards

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              • Hello,

                Can somebody tell me whats with oldbloke?
                I´ve seen just now the comments.

                Kind Regards

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                • ^We don't know. Read page 16.

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                  • 2022’s Midyear Top 10 Albums in U.S. (by Equivalent Album Units)
                    1. Soundtrack, Encanto (1.516 million)
                    2. Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti (1.287 million)
                    3. Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album (1.216 million)
                    4. Harry Styles, Harry’s House (1.180 million)
                    5. Gunna, DS4Ever (926,000)
                    6. The Weeknd, The Highlights (873,000)
                    7. Olivia Rodrigo, Sour (866,000)
                    8. Lil Durk, 7220 (831,000)
                    9. Future, I Never Liked You (810,000)
                    10. Drake, Certified Lover Boy (790,000)
                    2022’s Midyear Top 10 Selling Albums in U.S. (Physical & Digital Album Sales Combined)
                    1. Harry Styles, Harry’s House (484,000)
                    2. BTS, Proof (335,000)
                    3. Olivia Rodrigo, Sour (217,000)
                    4. Adele, 30 (203,000)
                    5. Soundtrack, Encanto (202,000)
                    6. Stray Kids, Oddinary (173,000)
                    7. The Weeknd, Dawn FM (156,000)
                    8. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love (153,000)
                    9. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (152,000)
                    10. TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Minisode2: Thursday’s Child (152,000)
                    2022’s Midyear Top 10 Selling Vinyl Albums
                    1. Harry Styles, Harry’s House (279,000)
                    2. Olivia Rodrigo, Sour (155,000)
                    3. Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (121,000)
                    4. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (121,000)
                    5. Nirvana, Nevermind (84,000)
                    6. Tyler, The Creator, Call Me If You Get Lost (76,000)
                    7. Prince and The Revolution, Purple Rain (Soundtrack) (76,000)
                    8. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love (75,000)
                    9. Childish Gambino, Awaken, My Love! (75,000)
                    10. Taylor Swift, Folklore (74,000)
                    2022’s Midyear Top 10 Most Streamed Songs in U.S. (On-Demand Audio & Video Combined)
                    1. Carolina Gaitán, Maura Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” (628.23 million)
                    2. Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby” (508.31 million)
                    3. Glass Animals, “Heat Waves” (445.48 million)
                    4. Kodak Black, “Super Gremlin” (444.12 million)
                    5. Imagine Dragons X JID, “Enemy” (406.35 million)
                    6. Harry Styles, “As It Was” (394.45 million)
                    7. The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay” (362.73 million)
                    8. Jessica Darrow, “Surface Pressure” (332.7 million)
                    9. Jack Harlow, “First Class” (320.45 million)
                    10. GAYLE, “abcdefu” (306.32 million)

                    2022’s Midyear Top 10 Selling Digital Songs in U.S.
                    1. Latto, “Big Energy” (161,000)
                    2. Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” (152,000)
                    3. Carolina Gaitán, Maura Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” (126,000)
                    4. Walker Hayes, “AA” (118,000)
                    5. GAYLE, “abcdefu” (117,000)
                    6. Lizzo, “About Damn Time” (114,000)
                    7. Harry Styles, “As It Was” (106,000)
                    8. Cody Johnson, “‘Til You Can’t” (106,000)
                    9. Ed Sheeran, “Shivers” (94,000)
                    10. Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like” (91,000)

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                    • Total Album Consumption Rises 9.3% at Midyear: Year-to-date, total equivalent album units stand at 475.41 million – up 9.3% compared to the first half of 2021 (435.03 million in the tracking period of Jan. 1 through July 1, 2021).

                      Album Sales Decline, But Vinyl Continues to Grow: Total album sales across all formats (physical CDs, vinyl, cassettes, etc., along with digital album downloads) declined by 8.4% in the first half of 2022 as compared to the same point in 2021. At the 2022 midyear point, 46.94 million albums were sold – down from 51.26 million in the comparably span a year ago. The top-selling album of 2022 thus far is Harry Styles’ Harry’s House, with 484,000 sold.

                      Breaking down album sales further, there were 36.54 million physical albums sold (down 4.7% compared to 38.34 million at midyear 2021) and 10.4 million digital albums sold (down 19.6% compared to 12.93 million a midyear 2021).

                      CD album sales declined by 10.7% in the first half of 2022 (16.89 million vs. 18.9 million at midyear 2021), while, conversely, vinyl album sales increased by 1% (19.4 million vs. 19.2 million at midyear 2021).

                      On-Demand Streaming Up Nearly 12%, ‘Bruno’ Top Song: “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” the breakout hit from the Encanto soundtrack, was the most-streamed song in the first half of 2022 in the U.S., with 628.23 million on-demand streams (inclusive of UGC). The top five most-streamed tunes at midyear were rounded out by Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby,” Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves,” Kodak Black’s “Super Gremlin” and Imagine Dragons and JID’s “Enemy.” Meanwhile, another Encanto hit, Jessica Darrow’s “Surface Pressure,” joins “Bruno” in the top 10.

                      Total on-demand streams (audio and video combined) at midyear grew 11.6% in the U.S. as compared to the same point a year ago (620.23 billion vs. 555.86 billion). On-demand audio streams jumped 12.4% (543.21 billion vs. 483.38 billion) while on-demand video streams increased 6.3% (77.02 billion vs. 72.48 billion).

                      Digital Song Sales Fall 21%: Digital song sales tumbled 21.4% in the first half of the year, declining to 79.98 million, as compared to 101.78 million sold in the first half of 2021. The top-selling digital song so far in 2022 is Latto’s “Big Energy,” with 161,000 downloads sold. Only eight songs sold more than 100,000 downloads in the first half of 2022. At midyear 2021, there were 13 songs that had sold 100,000-plus.

                      All via: https://luminatedata.com/reports/lum...d-year-report/

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                      • I feel bad. oldbloke would love these mid-year stats.

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                        • I've been holding off for quite some time thinking maybe Mr. oldbloke was on vacation or just needed some time for himself. But now for the first time, I'm having a bad feeling about this as well. This is deeper than any hit singles or which album sold the most on the charts.

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                          • Unfortunately, I have to agree with you there. I noticed his account was in 'deleted' status over on Pulse, so that may be a sign that someone has been informed of something. It really saddens me to think it's true, but his lack of presence is very unusual. All I can say is hopefully we can gain more insight. After all, I and many of us here have greatly appreciated his dedication and love for music and the charts. I'm sure I'll find myself reading through his YTD threads, the same way I do with Hanboo's "Chart Histories"... but it wouldn't be the same.

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                            • Did anyone know who oldbloke was? Probably a crazy idea but what if he was Joel Whitburn? We all know he passed away on Tuesday 14th June and had been battling illness recently - "He had been having some serious health issues recently, but his passing still comes as a shock". Oldbloke's last post (on this thread anyway) was May 28th.

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                              • I also have a bad feeling, I just want to take the time to say how grateful I am for the years he was able to given us all this information he collected.

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                                • Originally posted by braindeadpj View Post
                                  Did anyone know who oldbloke was? Probably a crazy idea but what if he was Joel Whitburn? We all know he passed away on Tuesday 14th June and had been battling illness recently - "He had been having some serious health issues recently, but his passing still comes as a shock". Oldbloke's last post (on this thread anyway) was May 28th.
                                  I had the same thought.
                                  i still think it was him.

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                                  • It makes sense tbh. JW was a chart guru so is oldbloke. JW was 82, so nickname oldbloke may be some indicator. Anyway, still hope it's not true and he is/will be fine...

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                                    • In oldbloke's absence I wanted to at least try to keep the 2022 YTD thread going in his memory. I've been keeping track of my own estimations for Billboard 200 Year-End, and I'll try to post YTD estimations sometime.

                                      2022 Billboard 200 Year-End: Week 36
                                      • Based on the Billboard 200 charts dated November 20, 2021 - July 22, 2022
                                      • Only units accumulated during weeks charted on Billboard 200
                                      Position Artist Album Units
                                      1 Adele 30 2,399,000
                                      2 Morgan Wallen Dangerous: The Double Album 1,706,000
                                      3 Taylor Swift Red (Taylor's Version) 1,697,000
                                      4 Soundtrack Encanto 1,627,000
                                      5 Bad Bunny Un Verano Sin Ti 1,471,000
                                      6 Olivia Rodrigo Sour 1,282,000
                                      7 Drake Certified Lover Boy 1,219,000
                                      8 Harry Styles Harry's House 1,137,000
                                      9 Doja Cat Planet Her 1,091,000
                                      10 The Weeknd The Highlights 994,000
                                      11 Gunna DS4EVER 967,000
                                      12 Ed Sheeran = 865,000
                                      13 Future I Never Liked You 858,000
                                      14 Summer Walker Still Over It 830,000
                                      15 Lil Durk 7220 805,000
                                      16 The Weeknd Dawn FM 767,000
                                      17 Lil Baby My Turn 749,000
                                      18 Juice WRLD Fighting Demons 749,000
                                      19 Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever 740,000
                                      20 Polo G Hall Of Fame 734,000
                                      21 The Kid LAROI F*ck Love 703,000
                                      22 Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers 693,000
                                      23 Luke Combs What You See Is What You Get 682,000
                                      24 Pop Smoke Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon 666,000
                                      25 Post Malone Hollywood's Bleeding 653,000
                                      26 Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city 649,000
                                      27 Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) An Evening With Silk Sonic 633,000
                                      28 Juice WRLD Goodbye & Good Riddance 628,000
                                      29 Fleetwood Mac Rumours 626,000
                                      30 Harry Styles Fine Line 624,000
                                      31 Justin Bieber Justice 616,000
                                      32 Queen Greatest Hits 609,000
                                      33 Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia 607,000
                                      34 Lil Nas X Montero 602,000
                                      35 Bad Bunny YHLQMDLG 591,000
                                      36 Rod Wave SoulFly 589,000
                                      37 Kanye West Donda 583,000
                                      38 Luke Combs This One's For You 582,000
                                      39 Juice WRLD Legends Never Die 573,000
                                      40 Morgan Wallen If I Know Me 556,000
                                      41 Elton John Diamonds 544,000
                                      42 Taylor Swift Folklore 515,000
                                      43 Nirvana Nevermind 514,000
                                      44 Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits 512,000
                                      45 Moneybagg Yo A Gangsta's Pain 509,000
                                      46 Chris Stapleton Traveller 508,000
                                      47 Chris Stapleton Starting Over 503,000
                                      48 Original Broadway Cast Hamilton: An American Musical 497,000
                                      49 Kendrick Lamar DAMN. 488,000
                                      50 Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 476,000
                                      51 Taylor Swift Lover 469,000
                                      52 Glass Animals Dreamland 466,000
                                      53 Drake Take Care 463,000
                                      54 2Pac Greatest Hits 463,000
                                      55 Juice WRLD Death Race For Love 462,000
                                      56 BTS Proof 462,000
                                      57 SZA Ctrl 459,000
                                      58 Creedence Clearwater Revival Chronicle The 20 Greatest Hits 458,000
                                      59 Bad Bunny El Ultimo Tour del Mundo 448,000
                                      60 YoungBoy Never Broke Again Sincerely, Kentrell 446,000
                                      61 Taylor Swift Evermore 435,000
                                      62 Drake Scorpion 433,000
                                      63 Post Malone beerbongs & bentleys 427,000
                                      64 Lil Uzi Vert Luv Is Rage 2 426,000
                                      65 Baby Keem The Melodic Blue 424,000
                                      66 J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive 423,000
                                      67 Lil Baby & Lil Durk The Voice Of The Heroes 422,000
                                      68 Nardo Wick Who Is Nardo Wick? 418,000
                                      69 Travis Scott ASTROWORLD 417,000
                                      70 Bob Marley And The Wailers Legend: The Best Of... 416,000
                                      71 Tyler, The Creator IGOR 414,000
                                      72 Kanye West Graduation 407,000
                                      73 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Greatest Hits 406,000
                                      74 Pooh Shiesty Shiesty Season 399,000
                                      75 Lil Uzi Vert Eternal Atake 398,000
                                      76 Summer Walker Over It 390,000
                                      77 Taylor Swift 1989 390,000
                                      78 Michael Buble Christmas 388,000
                                      79 Polo G The GOAT 387,000
                                      80 Playboi Carti Whole Lotta Red 386,000
                                      81 The Beatles Abbey Road 386,000
                                      82 Kodak Black Back For Everything 386,000
                                      83 Jack Harlow Come Home The Kids Miss You 386,000
                                      84 Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans 385,000
                                      85 Drake Views 383,000
                                      86 Doja Cat Hot Pink 380,000
                                      87 Ariana Grande Positions 379,000
                                      88 Drake Honestly, Nevermind 371,000
                                      89 Guns N' Roses Greatest Hits 370,000
                                      90 XXXTENTACION ? 369,000
                                      91 YoungBoy Never Broke Again Colors 369,000
                                      92 Kid Cudi Man On The Moon: The End Of Day 368,000
                                      93 Jack Harlow Thats What They All Say 366,000
                                      94 Rod Wave Pray 4 Love 366,000
                                      95 Walker Hayes Country Stuff: The Album 359,000
                                      96 Post Malone Stoney 347,000
                                      97 AC/DC Back In Black 347,000
                                      98 Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide) 345,000
                                      99 J. Cole The Off-Season 343,000
                                      100 Machine Gun Kelly Tickets To My Downfall 342,000
                                      101 Kanye West The College Dropout 335,000
                                      102 ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits 325,000
                                      103 Journey Journey's Greatest Hits 323,000
                                      104 Machine Gun Kelly Mainstream Sellout 322,000
                                      105 Post Malone Twelve Carat Toothache 319,000
                                      106 Michael Jackson Thriller 311,000
                                      107 Metallica Metallica 306,000
                                      108 Tyler, The Creator Call Me If You Get Lost 299,000
                                      109 YoungBoy Never Broke Again Top 298,000
                                      110 Soundtrack Moana 296,000
                                      111 Tame Impala Currents 295,000
                                      112 Khalid American Teen 294,000
                                      113 Foo Fighters Greatest Hits 294,000
                                      114 Rauw Alejandro Vice Versa 291,000
                                      115 Frank Ocean Blonde 289,000
                                      116 Arctic Monkeys AM 288,000
                                      117 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Greatest Hits 286,000
                                      118 The Beach Boys Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys 285,000
                                      119 Lewis Capaldi Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent 284,000
                                      120 Taylor Swift reputation 284,000
                                      121 Tyler Childers Purgatory 283,000
                                      122 Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 283,000
                                      123 Billie Eilish Dont Smile At Me 282,000
                                      124 Giveon When It's All Said And Done... Take Time 280,000
                                      125 Zach Bryan American Heartbreak 280,000
                                      126 Playboi Carti Die Lit 279,000
                                      127 Yeat 2 Alive 279,000
                                      128 Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas (Soundtrack) 273,000
                                      129 Taylor Swift Fearless (Taylor's Version) 269,000
                                      130 XXXTENTACION 17 269,000
                                      131 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre -- 2001 269,000
                                      132 Yeat Up 2 Me 266,000
                                      133 Nickelback The Best Of Nickelback: Volume 1 265,000
                                      134 Lynyrd Skynyrd All Time Greatest Hits 265,000
                                      135 Mariah Carey Merry Christmas 264,000
                                      136 Imagine Dragons Mercury - Act 1 264,000
                                      137 Mac Miller Swimming 262,000
                                      138 Lil Durk The Voice 261,000
                                      139 Drake More Life 260,000
                                      140 Adele 21 258,000
                                      141 Cardi B Invasion Of Privacy 258,000
                                      142 Pitbull Greatest Hits 258,000
                                      143 Drake Nothing Was The Same 257,000
                                      144 Frank Ocean Channel Orange 257,000
                                      145 Cody Johnson Human: The Double Album 256,000
                                      146 Lana Del Rey Born To Die 256,000
                                      147 Rihanna ANTI 255,000
                                      148 Adele 25 253,000
                                      149 Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston 250,000
                                      150 Rod Wave Ghetto Gospel 246,000
                                      151 Imagine Dragons Evolve 246,000
                                      152 Nat King Cole The Christmas Song 245,000
                                      153 Bryson Tiller T R A P S O U L 242,000
                                      154 Bon Jovi Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Collection 235,000
                                      155 Future DS2 235,000
                                      156 The Beatles 1 232,000
                                      157 Tyler, The Creator Flower Boy 223,000
                                      158 Katy Perry Teenage Dream 221,000
                                      159 Eminem Music To Be Murdered By 216,000
                                      160 Michael Jackson The Essential Michael Jackson 214,000
                                      161 Elton John The Lockdown Sessions 208,000
                                      162 Roddy Ricch Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial 208,000
                                      163 Various Artists A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector 206,000
                                      164 Soundtrack Sing 2 204,000
                                      165 Harry Styles Harry Styles 201,000
                                      166 Pentatonix The Best Of Pentatonix Christmas 199,000
                                      167 The Beatles Let It Be (Soundtrack) 198,000
                                      168 George Strait 50 Number Ones 194,000
                                      169 Megan Thee Stallion Good News 190,000
                                      170 The Weeknd Starboy 190,000
                                      171 twenty one pilots Blurryface 187,000
                                      172 Bing Crosby Christmas Classics 185,000
                                      173 42 Dugg Free Dem Boyz 183,000
                                      174 Roddy Ricch Live Life Fast 182,000
                                      175 50 Cent Get Rich Or Die Tryin' 182,000
                                      176 Stray Kids Stray Kids Mini Album: Oddinary (EP) 182,000
                                      177 Childish Gambino "Awaken, My Love!" 181,000
                                      178 Eminem The Eminem Show 181,000
                                      179 TOMORROW X TOGETHER Minisode 2: Thursday's Child (EP) 181,000
                                      180 Andy Williams The Andy Williams Christmas Album 178,000
                                      181 Latto 777 176,000
                                      182 Sleepy Hallow Still Sleep? 175,000
                                      183 Lil Durk Just Cause Y'all Waited 2 174,000
                                      184 TWICE Formula Of Love: O+T=<3 174,000
                                      185 Red Hot Chili Peppers Unlimited Love 174,000
                                      186 Megan Thee Stallion Something For Thee Hotties: From Thee Archives 171,000
                                      187 Lady Gaga The Fame 168,000
                                      188 King Von What It Means To Be King 168,000
                                      189 Gabby Barrett Goldmine 161,000
                                      190 YoungBoy Never Broke Again & Birdman From The Bayou 160,000
                                      191 Bad Bunny X 100PRE 159,000
                                      192 Ariana Grande Thank U, Next 157,000
                                      193 Tim McGraw Number One Hits 157,000
                                      194 Green Day Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band 152,000
                                      195 Kanye West The Life Of Pablo 152,000
                                      196 Frank Sinatra Ultimate Christmas 150,000
                                      197 ABBA Voyage 149,000
                                      198 The Notorious B.I.G. Ready To Die 148,000
                                      199 Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 147,000
                                      200 Various Artists Sniper Gang Presents Syko Bob & SnapKatt: Nightmare Babies 146,000
                                      Last edited by iHypeMusic; Tue July 19, 2022, 11:26.

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                                      • 2022 Billboard 200 Artists Year-End: Week 36
                                        Position Artist Units
                                        1 Taylor Swift 4,202,000
                                        2 Drake 3,393,000
                                        3 Adele 2,926,000
                                        4 Bad Bunny 2,685,000
                                        5 Juice WRLD 2,412,000
                                        6 Morgan Wallen 2,262,000
                                        7 The Weeknd 2,122,000
                                        8 Harry Styles 1,962,000
                                        9 Kendrick Lamar 1,899,000
                                        10 Kanye West 1,820,000
                                        11 Post Malone 1,746,000
                                        12 Billie Eilish 1,498,000
                                        13 Doja Cat 1,471,000
                                        14 Lil Durk 1,447,000
                                        15 Luke Combs 1,391,000
                                        16 YoungBoy Never Broke Again 1,337,000
                                        17 Olivia Rodrigo 1,282,000
                                        18 Summer Walker 1,220,000
                                        19 Ed Sheeran 1,219,000
                                        20 Future 1,205,000
                                        21 Rod Wave 1,201,000
                                        22 Polo G 1,128,000
                                        23 Chris Stapleton 1,011,000
                                        24 Gunna 982,000
                                        25 Lil Baby 960,000
                                        26 Eminem 938,000
                                        27 Tyler, The Creator 936,000
                                        28 Bruno Mars 883,500
                                        29 J. Cole 857,000
                                        30 Lil Uzi Vert 824,000
                                        31 The Beatles 816,000
                                        32 Elton John 761,000
                                        33 Jack Harlow 752,000
                                        34 Pop Smoke 743,000
                                        35 The Kid LAROI 703,000
                                        36 XXXTENTACION 693,000
                                        37 Playboi Carti 679,000
                                        38 Justin Bieber 672,000
                                        39 Machine Gun Kelly 664,000
                                        40 Fleetwood Mac 661,000
                                        41 Queen 609,000
                                        42 Dua Lipa 607,000
                                        43 Lil Nas X 602,000
                                        44 Frank Ocean 546,000
                                        45 Yeat 545,000
                                        46 BTS 542,000
                                        47 Ariana Grande 536,000
                                        48 Michael Jackson 536,000
                                        49 Imagine Dragons 517,000
                                        50 Nirvana 514,000
                                        51 Travis Scott 510,000
                                        52 Moneybagg Yo 509,000
                                        Last edited by iHypeMusic; Tue July 19, 2022, 23:08.

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                                        • iHypeMusic thank you so much for trying to keep us updated on the charts.

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                                          • Originally posted by braindeadpj View Post
                                            Did anyone know who oldbloke was? Probably a crazy idea but what if he was Joel Whitburn? We all know he passed away on Tuesday 14th June and had been battling illness recently - "He had been having some serious health issues recently, but his passing still comes as a shock". Oldbloke's last post (on this thread anyway) was May 28th.
                                            Oldbloke's location on his profile at ukmix is listed as Loughborough, England. While locations don't always mean anything, it seems a bit random for someone from another country to choose a location which isn't particularly well known, even to many people within England.

                                            Looking at his Pulse profile (for melody56, his username on those boards) he says in his early posts, back in 2008, that he is from England. His early posts were also of the UK, not US, charts and include a post that was copied from long-defunct UK music board CHC Media (the board that splintered off into BuzzJack in March 2007 and then closed down later that year). I'm assuming he was also a poster there.

                                            One of his early posts at Pulse reads:

                                            I live in England, and started buying the UK music papers in the mid-70's, and began collecting the charts they printed. These also included the "USA" charts, some were Billboard, others Cashbox. They were never the complete chart, just the top 30. 40 or 50. In the 80's, PC's and spreadsheets arrived, and I began my computerized collection of music charts. Eversince, I have been gradually building up this collection.
                                            I wonder if the 56 part of his username at Pulse is a reference to the year he was born? It would possibly tie in with him starting to buy music papers in the mid 1970s as he would have been around 19/20.

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                                            • iHypeMusic thank you for your hard work I hope we get news of oldbloke soon
                                              would you happen to know how many digital sales Hold My Hand sold in the US so far?

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                                              • oldbloke's first name was Paul. He lived in the UK.

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                                                • Originally posted by chosensparkles View Post
                                                  iHypeMusic thank you for your hard work I hope we get news of oldbloke soon
                                                  would you happen to know how many digital sales Hold My Hand sold in the US so far?
                                                  I have it estimated at 80,000.
                                                  2022 YTD Digital Song Sales: Week 28
                                                  • Based on calendar year; December 31, 2021 - July 14, 2022.
                                                  Rank Artist Song Sales
                                                  1 Latto x Mariah Carey Featuring DJ Khaled Big Energy 168,000
                                                  2 Elton John & Dua Lipa Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) 157,000
                                                  3 Lizzo About Damn Time 133,000
                                                  4 Carolina Gaitan, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast We Don't Talk About Bruno 129,000
                                                  5 Walker Hayes AA 122,000
                                                  6 Kate Bush Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) 119,000
                                                  7 GAYLE abcdefu 118,000
                                                  8 Harry Styles As It Was 116,000
                                                  9 Cody Johnson Til You Can't 111,000
                                                  10 Walker Hayes Fancy Like 99,000
                                                  11 Ed Sheeran Shivers 98,000
                                                  12 Jack Harlow First Class 91,000
                                                  13 Lady Gaga Hold My Hand 80,000
                                                  14 Glass Animals Heat Waves 79,000
                                                  15 Jessica Darrow Surface Pressure 76,000
                                                  16 Katy Nichole In Jesus Name (God Of Possible) 76,000
                                                  17 Imagine Dragons X JID Enemy 73,000
                                                  18 Camila Cabello Featuring Ed Sheeran Bam Bam 68,000
                                                  19 Adele Easy On Me 68,000
                                                  20 Em Beihold Numb Little Bug 68,000
                                                  21 Justin Bieber Ghost 67,000
                                                  22 Morgan Wallen Wasted On You 65,000
                                                  23 Sia Unstoppable 62,000
                                                  24 Nicki Minaj X Lil Baby Do We Have A Problem? 61,000
                                                  25 Jordan Davis Featuring Luke Bryan Buy Dirt 58,000
                                                  26 Morgan Wallen You Proof 56,000
                                                  27 Morgan Wallen Sand In My Boots 54,000
                                                  28 Ed Sheeran Bad Habits 54,000
                                                  29 BTS Yet To Come 53,000
                                                  30 Tiesto & Ava Max The Motto 52,000

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                                                  • Mid-Year Comparison By Year
                                                    Year Total Album Sales Vinyl CD Cassette Digital Album
                                                    2000 354,981,000 824,000 314,140,000 40,017,000 -
                                                    2001 344,838,000 665,000 319,218,000 24,955,000 -
                                                    2002 311,050,000 761,000 293,885,000 16,404,000 -
                                                    2003 285,880,000 897,000 275,686,000 9,297,000 -
                                                    2004 305,715,000 901,000 299,056,000 5,758,000 -
                                                    2005 282,609,000 610,000 273,988,000 1,519,000 6,492,000
                                                    2006 270,615,000 464,000 254,755,000 699,000 14,697,000
                                                    2007 229,846,000 501,000 205,666,000 178,000 23,501,000
                                                    2008 204,641,000 832,000 172,166,000 50,000 31,593,000
                                                    2009 172,900,000 1,200,000 134,600,000 21,000 37,100,000
                                                    2010 153,900,000 1,300,000 110,400,000 - 42,200,000
                                                    2011 155,500,000 1,900,000 103,300,000 - 50,300,000
                                                    2012 150,500,000 2,200,000 91,100,000 - 57,200,000
                                                    2013 142,000,000 2,900,000 78,200,000 - 60,800,000
                                                    2014 120,900,000 4,000,000 62,900,000 - 53,800,000
                                                    2015 116,100,000 5,600,000 56,600,000 - 53,700,000
                                                    2016 100,300,000 6,200,000 50,000,000 - 43,800,000
                                                    2017 83,500,000 6,400,000 42,000,000 - 35,100,000
                                                    2018 68,800,000 7,600,000 33,600,000 - 27,500,000
                                                    2019 55,600,000 8,300,000 26,600,000 - 20,600,000
                                                    2020 45,546,000 9,223,000 18,508,000 154,000 17,661,000
                                                    2021 51,264,000 19,208,000 18,903,000 224,000 12,928,000
                                                    2022 46,944,000 19,402,000 16,886,000 255,000 10,401,000



                                                    Year Digital Albums + TEA + SEA Digital Song Sales Audio Streaming Video Streaming Total On-Demand Streaming
                                                    2000 - - - - -
                                                    2001 - - - - -
                                                    2002 - - - - -
                                                    2003 - 303,000 - - -
                                                    2004 - 53,822,000 - - -
                                                    2005 22,369,100 158,771,000 - - -
                                                    2006 42,795,300 280,983,000 - - -
                                                    2007 65,224,600 417,236,000 - - -
                                                    2008 85,853,000 542,600,000 - - -
                                                    2009 98,400,000 613,000,000 - - -
                                                    2010 101,940,000 597,400,000 - - -
                                                    2011 116,380,000 660,800,000 - - -
                                                    2012 154,400,000 698,000,000 - - 41,081,000,000
                                                    2013 153,900,000 682,200,000 22,415,600,000 27,099,500,000 49,515,000,000
                                                    2014 160,000,000 593,600,000 33,700,000,000 36,600,000,000 70,300,000,000
                                                    2015 194,600,000 531,600,000 57,500,000,000 74,100,000,000 131,600,000,000
                                                    2016 223,500,000 404,200,000 113,500,000,000 95,200,000,000 208,700,000,000
                                                    2017 255,700,000 307,200,000 184,400,000,000 100,400,000,000 284,800,000,000
                                                    2018 318,800,000 223,100,000 268,200,000,000 135,200,000,000 403,400,000,000
                                                    2019 - 166,600,000 361,100,000,000 - -
                                                    2020 355,000,000 127,827,000 419,818,706,000 81,172,036,000 500,990,742,000
                                                    2021 396,700,000 101,777,000 483,377,627,000 72,479,559,000 555,857,186,000
                                                    2022 438,900,000 79,984,000 543,214,486,000 77,020,061,000 620,234,547,000
                                                    * In 2020, Billboard/Nielsen only tracking Video Streams from official uploads by labels leading to a large decrease in video streams.
                                                    Year Total Album Consumption (Albums + TEA + SEA)
                                                    2000 354,981,000
                                                    2001 344,838,000
                                                    2002 311,050,000
                                                    2003 285,910,000
                                                    2004 311,097,000
                                                    2005 298,486,000
                                                    2006 298,713,000
                                                    2007 271,600,000
                                                    2008 258,900,000
                                                    2009 235,800,000
                                                    2010 213,600,000
                                                    2011 221,500,000
                                                    2012 247,687,000
                                                    2013 235,000,000
                                                    2014 227,100,000
                                                    2015 257,000,000
                                                    2016 279,800,000
                                                    2017 304,100,000
                                                    2018 360,100,000
                                                    2019 -
                                                    2020 361,207,000
                                                    2021 413,627,000
                                                    2022 452,150,000
                                                    Last edited by iHypeMusic; Wed July 20, 2022, 05:40.

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