Shania Twain Debuts At No 1 In USA And Australia -
Shania Twain Now

Shania Twain Now

Shania Twain Debuts At No 1 In USA And Australia

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on October 7, 2017

in News,Noise Pro

Shania Twain is back with big first week sales for ‘Now’ in both the USA and Australia.

While things in the music business have changed drastically in the fifteen years since her last album and it is unimaginable that she will be able to get her fourth straight Diamond Album (10 million sales), she still managed an impressive 130,500 units in sales for ‘Now’ in her first week according to Hits Daily Double. Throw in streaming and that moves up to 134,400. In Australia, the album sold 4738 copies this past week.

Based on pure sales, that beats number 2 Greatest Hits by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers by a little over 2-1/2 times. Petty scored 51,000 in pure sales.

Things are a bit tighter when you add in streaming with Petty jumping to an incredible 74,000 units. That would indicate over 34 million streams of tracks from the album in the days since he died, a nearly unheard of number for a veteran artist.

Petty has three other albums in the Hits top fifty based on pure sales with Wildflowers at 19 with 6,700 units, Anthology: Through the Years at 23 with 6,050 and Full Moon Fever at 37 with 4,200. When streams are added in, only Wildflowers stays in the top fifty.

Among other veteran artists, Primus sold an estimated 14,200 of their new album The Desaturating Seven putting it at 7 in sales and 29 when streaming is added.

Michael Jackson’s Scream collection moved 11,900 copies putting it at 8 in sales but lack of noticeable streaming moved it down to 28.

Pearl Jam’s Let’s Play Two was the tenth biggest selling of the week at 11,500 but only 34th with streaming while David Gilmour’s Live at Pompeii moved 10,200 copies for 13 in pure sales very few streams dropped it to 49 on the overall chart.

Final positions will be announced on Tuesday.



Related Posts

The Prodigy photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Prodigy Reveal Video ‘Need Some1’ Ahead Of Seventh Album ‘No Tourists’

The Prodigy will have a new album ‘No Tourists’ in November and right now a brand new song ‘Need Some1’.

2 days ago
Jen Cloher at the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards held in Melbourne at the Meat Market on Thursday 22 October 2015. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Jen Cloher Has New Music and A Stack of Euro and US Dates

Melbourne singer songwriter Jen Cloher has a new E.P. ‘Live At The Loft and Loews’ as a prelude to her North America and European dates.

2 days ago
Tom Petty An American Treasure
Tom Petty Fans Invited To Contribute To ‘An American Treasure’ Box

Tom Petty fans are invited to contribute images or footage to create the official video for one of the songs from the upcoming ‘An American Treasure’ box set.

2 days ago
Billy Gibbons - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Billy Gibbons To Release His Second Solo Album

ZZ Top co-founder will release his second solo album ‘The Big Bad Blues’ in September.

2 days ago
Mark Wahlberg in Mile 22
Mark Wahlberg Is Opening A Car Dealership

Marky Mark Wahlberg would like to get you in a funky bunch of Chevys. He is opening a car dealership.

2 days ago
Chris Cornell, the Palais Theatre St Kilda. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Chris Cornell Statue To Be Raised In Seattle

Work has begun on a Chris Cornell statue to be raised at a public ceremony in Seattle on August 29, 2018.

2 days ago
Footballs Coming Home
Three Lions Create A New Chart Record And Its Pretty Bad

Three Lions (Baddiel & Skinner and Lightning Seeds) have created a new UK chart record with the biggest drop in a single week ever.

2 days ago