HITS: Taylor Swift (245-255k SPS, 230-240k)

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Postby Wayne » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:13 pm

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
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Postby revel8 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:21 pm

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.
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Postby Wayne » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:40 am

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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Postby thebigham » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:27 am

^It's $170!
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Postby Wayne » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:34 am

thebigham wrote:^It's $170!
Bloody hell!

10k?!
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Postby rayjay92 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:35 am

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 :D
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Postby FliplovesMC » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:53 am

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!
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Postby fridayteenage » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:39 pm

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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Postby thebigham » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:40 pm

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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Postby Play » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:43 pm

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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Postby Timmy94 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:20 pm

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 :D .

Play wrote: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 :D . Or maybe a big winner :wink: ?
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Postby stevyy » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:39 pm

Timmy94 wrote: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 :D .
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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Postby Play » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:37 pm

Timmy94 wrote:
Play wrote: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 :D . Or maybe a big winner :wink: ?
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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Postby Timmy94 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:44 pm

Yeah, Lorde could achieve what Mumford & Sons already reached in early 2011 :wink: . 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 :lol: 8-) .
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Postby Kai » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:57 pm

Wayne wrote:
thebigham wrote:^It's $170!
Bloody hell!

10k?!
Damn, they would storm to #1 if the charts were built according to revenue like in Germany :o
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Postby Rolling » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:07 pm

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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Postby Hugo » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:16 pm

Frozen is doing amazing, but so is Beyoncé, 2x Platinum very soon 8-)

Bruce... that was expected.
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Postby fridayteenage » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:39 pm

%-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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Postby DnBLover » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:01 pm

fridayteenage wrote:%-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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Postby Timmy94 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:08 am

hugo wrote: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.
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Postby thebigham » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:15 am

Bruce is down 75%. Not a surprise anymore in this new market place.
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Postby fridayteenage » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:32 am

BLover wrote:
fridayteenage wrote:%-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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Postby danbarj » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:33 am

thebigham wrote: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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Postby fridayteenage » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:51 am

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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Postby starshine90 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:16 pm

Katy is holding up so well!
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