Wale Scores His First Chart-Topping LP
July 3, 2013


Wale
Rap rules the sales chart this week, as Wale claims his first #1 album with The Gifted, selling 158,000 copies in his opening frame, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This marks Wale's second Top 10 album, following the success of 2011's Ambition. Last week's other big debut, J. Cole's Born Sinner, holds its position at #2 again, selling another 84,000 units. Another big Rap album which bowed at #1 last week, Kanye West's Yeezus, falls to #3 this week with 65,000 sold.

Rock band Skillet occupies the #4 slot this week with its eighth studio album, Rise, selling 60,000. Daft Punk's Random Access Memories rises up to #5 with 31,000, and Florida Georgia Line's Here's to the Good Times is back up to #6 with almost 31,000. R&B singer/songwriter India.Arie enters the chart this week at #7 with SongVersation, selling about 30,500 in her first frame. Imagine Dragons' Night Visions ascends to #8 with 29,000, and another Rock act, August Burns Red, bows at #9 with Rescue & Restore, shifting 26,000. It's the band's first Top 10 effort. Meanwhile,
 Black Sabbath's 13 rounds out the Top 10 on the chart with 25,000 sold.

SoundScan also released sales numbers for the first six months of 2013. At mid-year, Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" are the biggest-selling album and digital song in the United States, selling 2 million and 5.6 million copies respectively, according to SoundScan. Through the sales week that ended on June 30, The 20/20 Experience is the only album to sell more than a million copies in 2013. The next-biggest seller is Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox, which has shifted 985,000 this year. Mumford & Sons' Babel is the third-biggest seller of 2013, with 884,000 copies, although it was released in September 2012.




 
Music News
The Weeknd Tops Billboard Music Award Winners
Quick Hits: Leona Lewis, The Strokes, Cold War Kids
Quick Hits: Teen Choice Awards, Bon Jovi, The Killers
Quick Hits: Eminem, Mariah Carey, Red Nose Day TV Special, My Morning Jacket, The Tragically Hip
Drake Stays at #1, Meghan Trainor Debuts at #3 on Billboard 200
Quick Hits: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Megadeth, Ramones
Drake Leads Nominees For 2016 BET Awards
Quick Hits: Adele, Fifth Harmony, Life is Beautiful festival, Beastie Boys
Quick Hits: Chevelle, Rage Against The Machine / Prophets of Rage, 3 Doors Down, Make America Rock Again tour
Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris & More Headlining Billboard Hot 100 Festival
Quick Hits: MuchMusic Awards, Guns N' Roses / Lenny Kravitz / Alice in Chains, Rage Against The Machine, Riot Fest
Puff Daddy Takes Bad Boy Reunion on the Road
Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake, Houston Open Air, The Temper Trap, High Elevation Rock Festival, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, Lou Reed
Drake Stays Atop Billboard 200, Radiohead Debut at #3
Quick Hits: Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sia, Oasis
Breaking News
In Brief - May 27, 2016
Cumulus Media Appoints John Dimick as VP/Programming Operations
May 26, 2016
Universal Music Group Appoints Gautam Srivastava to EVP, Human Resources
Intergr8 Research: Which Hits Shazam Can Help You Spot Early
Beasley Broadcast Group Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
In Brief - May 26, 2016
May 25, 2016
Nielsen Insights: Their Generation
NAB Statement on Court Ruling on Media Ownership Rules
Republic Records Celebrate DNCE Going Double Platinum
May 24, 2016
iHeartMedia Wins Legal Battle
Spotify's Losses Increase As Revenues Grow Faster
Pierre Bouvard: The TV Upfront: History, 2016 issues, and What It Means For Radio
United Stations Adds Sammy Hagar's Radio Show
May 23, 2016
Columbia Records Announces Jennifer Frommer As Head of Its Creative Agency
iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party Heats Up Miami
National Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Nominees
Shelley Wade Named Afternoon Host at KMYI (Star 94.1)/San Diego
Spotify's Family Plan Gets An Upgrade
May 20, 2016
eQB NOW
May 19, 2016
Republic Records Promotes David "Davey Dee" Ingenloff to SVP/Rhythm Crossover Promotion
WLLD (WiLD 94.1)/Tampa Goes Nuts In PM Drive & Grabs A Franchize At Night
Mike Mathewson Named VP/Marketing For Columbia Records
Universal Music Forms Verve Label Group, Appoints Danny Bennett as President/CEO
Entravision Promotes Don Daboub To EVP/Integrated Marketing Solutions
FMQB NOW

John Mayer
PD, WFLZ/Tampa

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!