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  • HITS #1: Sales/SPS Updates

    This is the new HITS thread!

    New albums out today:

    Grammy Nominees
    A Great Big World
    Jennifer Holliday
    Scorpions
    The Beatles U.S. Albums Boxset

    The above albums are pictured in the Target/Best Buy circulars.

    More at Amazon.com:

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_1?rh= ... 1390345945

  • #2
    I wonder how the Beatles will do. That is a pretty hefty boxset, 13 discs or so. Even for big Beatles fans that's quite an investment considering they probably have some of the albums already. At $170 it is not really gonna sell to people making impulse buys.
    'Heartbreak is a National Anthem, We sing it proudly.'

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    • #3
      Yay, new topic!

      Nothing major this week.

      Don't expect much for the new Beatles release, be interesting to see how HITS pegs it. Boxsets are difficult to predict, and the Beatles one is bound to be priced high.

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      • #4
        ^It's $170!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by thebigham
          ^It's $170!
          Bloody hell!

          10k?!

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          • #6
            Could A Great Big World open with 50k+? It's really good timing for the album with Say Something being at its peak right now

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            • #7
              You know the Grammy's are this weekend and none of the nominees are promoting it, what's going on? I saw Sara Barellies on the View but that's it. CBS isn't even running any commercials about it. How are the nominees gonna get a sales buildup and boost? C'mon people!
              Oh I won't ask for much this Christmas, I won't even wish for snow

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              • #8
                Frozen looks to be the first movie soundtrack in over a decade to rule for 3 weeks. Though TV soundtrack High School Musical 2 did it.

                People are gonna watch the Grammys just cuz it's the Grammys if they're gonna bother to watch. Promo for something like that shouldn't make a big diff.

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                • #9
                  http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/news/rumormill.cgi

                  YOUR NEW RELEASES: Frozen will most likely move back into the #1 spot next week. Top 5 contenders include Beyoncé and new releases from A Great Big World and the 2014 Grammy Nominees compilation. Here are this week's key debuts:

                  A Great Big World (Black Magnetic/Epic) 45-50k
                  2014 Grammy Nominees (Atlantic) 40-45k
                  Young The Giant (Fueled By Ramen) 30-35k

                  Speaking of the Grammys, a knockout performance by Lorde on Sunday night could give her a shot at the Top 5 as well. (1/22p)

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                  • #10
                    I believe that in these conditions, if any of the performers achieve to stun with a mesmerizing performance at the Grammys a #1 is in the bag for them!

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                    • #11
                      I don't know what Frozen is still going to reach but I'd love to see it becoming the next big soundtrack. This century we've had some successful soundtracks but if you ask me, none came close to the Grease, Dirty Dancing or Lion King soundtrack and I'd love to see something like this happening again .

                      Originally posted by Play
                      I believe that in these conditions, if any of the performers achieve to stun with a mesmerizing performance at the Grammys a #1 is in the bag for them!
                      I'd love to see that . Or maybe a big winner ?
                      Je n'ai qu'une philosophie: Être acceptée comme je suis. Malgré tout ce qu'on me dit, je reste le poing levé.

                      Say no to streaming!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Timmy94
                        I don't know what Frozen is still going to reach but I'd love to see it becoming the next big soundtrack. This century we've had some successful soundtracks but if you ask me, none came close to the Grease, Dirty Dancing or Lion King soundtrack and I'd love to see something like this happening again .

                        all of those soundtracks had timess classic hits on them. I doubt Frozen can be as successful as those were. In adjusted sales, the soundtrack might need to scan at least 5m copies to be even remotely considered among their ranks. That would be Adele-esque impact and success.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Timmy94
                          Originally posted by Play
                          I believe that in these conditions, if any of the performers achieve to stun with a mesmerizing performance at the Grammys a #1 is in the bag for them!
                          I'd love to see that . Or maybe a big winner ?
                          Yep that's always in the cards. Well, the best would be if the 2 combine on an artist... I'm looking at Lordé & maybe Bruno but UJ already sold loads

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                          • #14
                            Yeah, Lorde could achieve what Mumford & Sons already reached in early 2011 . You are right saying that Bruno Mars' album has already sold a lot but not too much to make another rebound impossible... Since Ellie Goulding's Halcyon in the UK I believe in every album being able to experience a late rebound anyway .
                            Je n'ai qu'une philosophie: Être acceptée comme je suis. Malgré tout ce qu'on me dit, je reste le poing levé.

                            Say no to streaming!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Wayne
                              Originally posted by thebigham
                              ^It's $170!
                              Bloody hell!

                              10k?!
                              Damn, they would storm to #1 if the charts were built according to revenue like in Germany

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                              • #16
                                YOUR TOP 15: As expected, Frozen returns to the #1 spot and may even be up slightly. We've anticipated a few digital bumps from Sunday night's Grammy ceremony ahead of next week's onslaught of winners and performers. Here's how it looks headed into the weekend:

                                Frozen (Walt Disney) 85-90k
                                Beyoncé (Columbia) 45-50k
                                *A Great Big World (Black Magnetic/Epic) 45-50k
                                *2014 Grammy Nominees (Atlantic) 40-45k
                                Kidz Bop Kids (Razor & Tie) 30-35k
                                *Young The Giant (Fueled By Ramen) 30-35k
                                Lorde (Lava/Republic) 30-35k
                                Bruce Springsteen (Columbia) 22-25k
                                Eminem (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) 21-24k
                                Katy Perry (Capitol) 21-24k
                                Jennifer Nettles (Mercury Nashville) 19-21k
                                Imagine Dragons (KidinaKorner/Interscope) 18-20k
                                Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Macklemore) 16-18k
                                Bastille (Virgin) 15-17k
                                One Direction (Syco/Columbia) 15-17k
                                Miley Cyrus (RCA) 15-17k

                                *Debuts

                                In a related story, Richard Sherman yelled at an interviewer not to mention Olaf's name, adding, "I'M the most adorable snowman in the kingdom." (1/23p)

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                                • #17
                                  Frozen is doing amazing, but so is Beyoncé, 2x Platinum very soon

                                  Bruce... that was expected.
                                  "King isn't overrated, your fave is just undertalented."

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                                  • #18
                                    %-wise, that's a really big gap between #1 & #2 (at least 70%) esp for an album in its, what, 7th week?

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by fridayteenage
                                      %-wise, that's a really big gap between #1 & #2 (at least 70%) esp for an album in its, what, 7th week?
                                      More like 50%, you mean?
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by hugo
                                        Bruce... that was expected.
                                        In which way was it expected? I consider the drop quite big, especially looking at how the album performed everywhere else so far.
                                        Je n'ai qu'une philosophie: Être acceptée comme je suis. Malgré tout ce qu'on me dit, je reste le poing levé.

                                        Say no to streaming!

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                                        • #21
                                          Bruce is down 75%. Not a surprise anymore in this new market place.

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                                          • #22
                                            Originally posted by BLover
                                            Originally posted by fridayteenage
                                            %-wise, that's a really big gap between #1 & #2 (at least 70%) esp for an album in its, what, 7th week?
                                            More like 50%, you mean?
                                            No I mean what I say.
                                            85/50=170%. Thus, Frozen is expected to sell at least 70% more than Beyonce.

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                                            • #23
                                              Originally posted by thebigham
                                              Bruce is down 75%. Not a surprise anymore in this new market place.
                                              I was waiting for Bey to drop so she could show that T&A arent the only ones smashing album SALES!!!

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                                              • #24
                                                Wow, a revenue-based charts system sounds really difficult to keep track of.

                                                It would be interesting though, given how many times people will complain "w/e, its sales are only up/big cuz of discounts." But if it still made more $ than any other album that week even given discounts, complaints would be lessened...

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                                                • #25
                                                  Katy is holding up so well!
                                                  Do you know Taiwan? If not, check the map, it's in Southeastern Asia and beside mainland China, BUT YOU MUST KNOW, it doesn't belong to China!

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                                                  • #26
                                                    Originally posted by fridayteenage
                                                    Originally posted by BLover
                                                    Originally posted by fridayteenage
                                                    %-wise, that's a really big gap between #1 & #2 (at least 70%) esp for an album in its, what, 7th week?
                                                    More like 50%, you mean?
                                                    No I mean what I say.
                                                    85/50=170%. Thus, Frozen is expected to sell at least 70% more than Beyonce.
                                                    .... or, Beyonce is expected to sell 50% less than Frozen.

                                                    Well, it's not really important anyway ;-)

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                                                    • #27
                                                      http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/ ... lboard-200

                                                      'GRAMMY Nominees' Album Set for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200
                                                      By Keith Caulfield, Los Angeles | January 24, 2014

                                                      According to industry forecasters, the 18-song album "Nominees" compilation may sell around 40,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Jan. 26. That should be enough to secure a top 10 bow for the title -- and possibly a top five entrance. The album features a slew songs by the current nominees in contention at this Sunday's (Jan. 26) GRAMMY Awards show, including Lorde and Daft Punk.

                                                      The top 10 of next week's Billboard 200 chart will be revealed on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

                                                      The long-running compilation "GRAMMY Nominees" album series, which launched in 1995, has collected 12 top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart. The series has spawned more than 20 releases tied to the GRAMMY Awards, and has sold 9.1 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

                                                      Last year's edition, "2013 GRAMMY Nominees," became the highest-charting effort in the franchise, as it climbed to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart the week after the 2013 GRAMMY Awards. That week, it vaulted from No. 11 to No. 2 with 88,000 sold (a gain of 136%) for the week ending Feb. 17. That sum also earned the series its best sales week since "GRAMMY Nominees 2007" moved 131,000 the week after the 2007 show.

                                                      This year's "GRAMMY Nominees" album was unusually released in the same week as the Awards show itself (Jan. 26). A year ago, the album bowed a few weeks before the show itself. Traditionally, the GRAMMY Awards take place in February on CBS, but this year, the show was moved up to Jan. 26 -- likely to avoid direct competition with NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics (which begin on Feb. 7).

                                                      Next year, the GRAMMY will return to a February air date, as they are slated to air on Feb. 8, 2015.

                                                      As for the rest of next week's top 10 on the Billboard 200, watch for pop duo a Great Big World to notch the highest debut, with its first album, "Is There Anybody Out There?" It may sell around 45,000 or so and debut in the top five.

                                                      The current chart champ, Bruce Springsteen's "High Hopes," will likely yield the No. 1 slot to the soundtrack to "Frozen," which may sell around 85,000 copies or so. If "Frozen" returns to No. 1, it will mark the third non-consecutive week atop the list for the album. The last soundtrack to spend more than two weeks at No. 1 was "High School Musical 2," which ruled for four weeks in 2007.

                                                      Also on tap for a top 10 debut is Young the Giant, with its new album "Mind Over Matter." The latest effort for the rock band may bow with 30,000 or so, securing the act it best sales week ever and highest charting album. Its self-titled debut peaked at No. 42 in 2011, selling 10,000 in its best week (according to SoundScan).

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                                                      • #28
                                                        New albums out Tuesday in today's circulars:

                                                        Target:

                                                        Nothing

                                                        Best Buy:

                                                        http://deals.bestbuy.com/#!/movies+amp+music2

                                                        Algebra Blessett $9.99
                                                        Casting Crowns $9.99
                                                        Of Mice and Men $8.99
                                                        Red Dragon Cartel $9.99

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                                                        • #29
                                                          I hope a Beatle title sneaks into the charts for the next couple of weeks
                                                          Oh I won't ask for much this Christmas, I won't even wish for snow

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                                                          • #30
                                                            I wonder if RAM have chances to come back to top 10 after Grammies
                                                            KUBA'S CHART

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