Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 12/7/14 … Congrats To Mary J. Blige On A Top 10 Debut!

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We are in the second week of Billboard’s revamped metric system for the top albums in the country, and Taylor Swift is still sitting pretty at the top. 1989 moved 274,000 units in the week ending December 7, with 44k of that number due to the new calculations.

As previously reported, Billboard will now factor album streaming and single sales into the overall tally, with 1,500 streams (on providers like Spotify, Pandora, etc.) counting toward 1 full sale, and 10 single purchases as 1 sale as well. However, the Billboard 200 chart (which is all genres in one) is the only chart to use this system, as the specific genre charts will remain with the original formula for now.

As I noted last week, hip-hop doesn’t seem to be benefitting all that much from the change. It’s quite noticeable this week as Rick Ross, Eminem and Beyoncé were all knocked out of the top 10 after just one week there. Mary J. Blige debuts this week with The London Sessions, however, moving 57,000 units since its release last week. Only 2,000 come from streaming and/or single sales, though. Check out the full top 10 below!

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Eminem, Rick Ross & Beyoncé Debut In The Top 10 On The REVAMPED Billboard 200

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A few weeks back, the Billboard 200 announced that they would be making the biggest change in their 23-year history. Instead of calculating album sales solely by physical and digital albums purchased, they revealed that they’d now be incorporating streaming and single downloads into the calculations as well.

For every 1500 streams (on providers like Spotify, Beats Music, Google Play and more,) the artist will be credited as getting one full album sale, as well as for every 10 singles purchased. They will not change the current charts for specific genres just yet, however, and will also keep a separate chart called Top Album Sales, where they will continue to calculate sales in the traditional manor.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 11/16/14 … Congrats To Big K.R.I.T. On A Top 5 Debut!

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It almost feels like the golden era of album sales this week on the Billboard charts, as the top 4 selling albums are all in the 6-figure range, and 3 of the 4 artists actually come from said era! And though he didn’t hit the 6-figure mark, Big K.R.I.T. had a great debut with his new album Cadillactica, moving 44k units in its first week out and nabbing the number 5 spot on the Billboard 200. Congrats! Get the rest of the top 10 below.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 11/9/14 … Taylor Swift Continues Her Reign

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The million dollar man woman Taylor Swift continues her reign with 1989, topping the Billboard charts for the second week in a row with an additional 402k copies. This girl is winning beyond belief! Check out the rest of the top 10 below.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 11/2/14 … Taylor Swift Sells 1 Million In A Week!

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As we approach the end of the year, NO album had gone platinum yet in 2014…and here Taylor Swift comes and does so in a week. Go ‘head, Tay Tay! The young singer’s fourth studio album 1989 has officially sold 1.287 million units in the week ending November 2, making for not only the biggest sales week this year, but the biggest sales week for ANY artist since Eminem’s The Eminem Show in 2002! That’s over a decade ago! Crazy! Get the full top 10 below.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 10/26/14 … Congrats To T.I. & Logic On Top 3 Debuts!

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It was neck-in-neck all week, but T.I. inched past newcomer Logic in the last hour, and came out just above him on the Billboard 200 this week. Tip’s new Paperwork sold 80k copies for the number 2 spot, while Logic came in at number 4 with 73k copies sold of Under Pressure. It’s kind of crazy considering Logic has NO airplay and is a newbie in the game, so he definitely should be proud of such a great debut! Get the full top 10 below.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 10/19/14 … Congrats To The Game & Hoodie Allen On Top 10 Debuts!

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Both The Game and Hoodie Allen had good debuts with their new albums, Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf and People Keep Talking, respectively. The former moved 33k units in its first week out, securing the number 7 spot, while Hoodie was right behind him with 30k at number 8. Congrats! Get the full top 10 below.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 10/5/14 … Prince Has Both A #5 & #8 Debut!

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Prince is having a pretty great week, as he has not one but two albums that debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 this week. His solo effort, Art Official Age, came in at number 5 with 51k units sold, which his collaborative project with 3rdEyeGirl, Plectrumelectrum, managed to nab the #8 spot with 26k units sold. Check out the full top 10 below!

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 9/20/14 … Congrats To Chris Brown On A #2 Debut!

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Barbra Streisand’s Partners album sold 196k since its debut last Tuesday, beating out Chris Brown for the top spot this week on the Billboard 200. The feat makes Babs the first act to achieve a number one album in each of the last 6 decades. Crazy! Speaking of the number 6, Chris Brown had a pretty cool accomplishment as well, as X coming in at number 2 with 142k units sold makes for Breezy’s sixth top 10 album in his career! Check out the full top 10 below.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 9/14/14 … Congrats To Lecrae & Jhene Aiko On The #1 & #3 Debuts!

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For the first week in like, forever…the Frozen soundtrack has finally been knocked out of the top 10! In its place are tons of debuts from some of our favorite artists, including Jhene Aiko coming in at number 3 with first-week sales of 70k for Souled Out. Holding down the top spot is “Christian hip-hop” rapper Lecrae, whose Anomaly did a solid 88k in its first week, and makes for the first title to crown both Gospel Albums and the Billboard 200, and just the fifth set to lead both Christian Albums and the Billboard 200. Congrats! Get the full top 10 below.

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