With five debuts in the top ten, overall album sales are up 6% over last week and up 5% over the same week last year. Year-to-date album sales are now down 1% over the same period in 2014. Physical CD sales are up 9% over last week, down 1% over last week and down 7% year-to-date over 2014. Digital album sales are up 4% over last week, up 10% over the same week last year and up 3% year-to-date over 2014. Digital track sales are down 7% over last week, down 10% over the same week last year and down 9% year-to-date over 2014. Track-equivalent album sales are up 1.9% over last week and down 3.7% year-to-date over 2014.
Fall Out Boy’s “American Beauty/American Psycho” debuts at number one on the Top Albums chart with 14,000 units sold. It is their second chart-topper to date, following their last release, 2013’s “Save Rock & Roll.” The new album sells nearly 6,000 copies more than their last album sold in its debut week and it is their second highest one week sales total to date, only surpassed by the 21,000 units sold in the first week of release of their 2007 album “Infinity On High.”
Sam Smith’s “In The Lonely Hour” jumps 5-2 with a 75% sales increase. It is the fourth time the album has reached the runner-up position since its June 2014 release.
The “2015 Grammy Nominees” collection enters at No. 4 with 7,000 units sold. The 2014 edition of the series debuted at No. 1 with 8,000 units sold last January.
Marilyn Manson’s “The Pale Emperor” debuts at No. 5 with 5,000 units sold. It surpasses the No. 8 peak of their last album, 2012’s “Born Villain.”
Joey Bada$$’s debut album “B4.Da.$$” enters at No. 8 and the Decemberists’ score their second straight top ten album as “What A Terrible World” lands at No. 9.
Other debuts in the top 40 include Bjork No. 12, Alan Doyle No. 13, Lupe Fiasco No. 15, Above & Beyond No. 16, Hardwell No. 26, Belle & Sebastian No. 29 and Sleater-Kinney No. 36.
Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” holds at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart for the sixth straight week, with 38,000 downloads sold, down 13% over last week.
Three songs in the top ten post sales increases over last week. Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” edges 3-2, James Newton Howard’s “The Hanging Tree” jumps 14-7 (+18%) and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” rebounds 16-8 (+18%). http://nielsenent.tumblr.com/