Mariah Carey is ready to slay your chart. Her new single ‘#Beautiful’ featuring Miguel, debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 this week at #24. Such a feat also serves as this week’s chart’s highest new entry.
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Those radio interviews about Rihanna looks to have paid off. For Ciara has scored a top 40 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with latest single ‘Body Party’. The lead single from her self-titled forthcoming fifth studio album debuted at #35 this week on the BB Hot 100, making it her first hit since 2009′s ‘Love Sex Magic’ featuring Justin Timberlake and 2006′s ‘Like A Boy’. Pow.
Fantasia‘s new album ‘Side Effects of You’ debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 with sales in excess of 91K copies sold during its first week.
This is her third top ten entry since winning American Idol nine years ago. It is also the SECOND highest selling album from an R&B female singer after Alicia Keys ‘Girl On Fire’ in December 2012. That one entered the Billboard 200 at #1 with 159K copies sold. Not bad considering that lead single, ‘Lose to Win’ failed to debut on the Billboard Hot 100!
So, Justin Timberlake didn’t sell a million copies in his first week, but he came dangerously close! His new album ‘The 20/20 Experience’ will debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. The set, preceded by hit singles ‘Suit & Tie’ with Jay-Z, and ‘Mirrors’, has sold 968,000 copies, according to SoundScan. Such a feat makes ’20/20′ the sixth highest debut since 2005 and the biggest for a male artist since Lil’ Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter IV’ in 2011 (964,000 units). Congrats! Official numbers will be released tomorrow. Below, we take a look at the highest-selling debut weeks below…
Having topped the iTunes chart on both sides of the Atlantic, Justin Timberlake’s Jay-Z-assisted new single ‘Suit & Tie’ makes its debut on the Billboard Hot 100. The track enters the tally at #84 and marks Timberlake’s first chart entry as a lead artist in more than five years.
The track is doing so well, it is expected to shoot into the top 10 rank next week and Billboard is even hinting that JT could very well knock Bruno Mars off the top spot. I am pleased at the huge success of the song and that R&B is back to the forefront, but now I have to ask the following question. Why couldn’t my girl Nelly Furtado receive this type of support?
If anyone is on a roll right now, it’s Bruno Mars! Last week, he was predicted to sell 140-160k copies of his new album, ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’. Surprisingly he has exceeded all expectations, thanks to a really aggressive promotional campaign.
Reigning crooner Bruno Mars and his new album ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ will debut in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. It is predicted to sell between 140k-160k in its opening week.
Some artists encounter their highest first week sales after an established career, and others encounter their lowest. Alicia Keys encounters the latter.
With 28,000 copies sold this week, Adele‘s mega-selling album ‘21’ has now amassed an outstanding 10,020,000 copies in the States!
Shockingly, Alicia Keys is set to encounter the lowest first week sales of her career with new album ‘Girl on Fire.’ Predictions are posted below…