Thursday, April 05, 2012

Album Sales: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks Post Idol & Up All Night

THE POWER OF TV
Idol and Up All Night Reinvigorates Catalogue Sales

With last week being STEVIE WEEK on network TV... The numbers below are no doubt a reflection of her appearances on two high profile shows - American Idol (March 28th) and the NBC sitcom Up All Night (March 29th).  Four Fleetwood Mac albums increased in sales substantially, enough to re-enter various chart listings.  Two tunes written by Stevie also show up on the Top Digital Catalogue Charts.  Sales increases were likely experienced on Stevie's albums as well, but they weren't enough to make the charts below. 


RUMOURS
For the sales week March 26th to April 1st (Billboard chart date April 14th) Fleetwood Mac's 1977 Rumours album sold 2,511 copies in the US which is a 61% sales increase over the previous week of 1,563 units.  The album jumped up to # 59 on the Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart from # 156 the week prior.

Of those 2,511 albums sold, 1,880 units were digital sales which placed the album at # 16 on the Top 200 Catalogue Digital Albums Chart.  This is an increase in digital sales of 81% vs the week prior where it sold 1,040 units. To date Rumours has sold 2,943,552 units in the US since soundscan began tracking over the counter sales in November, 1991.

GREATEST HITS
For the same sales period (March 26th to April 1st) Fleetwood Mac's 1988 Greatest Hits package sold 2,483 copies in the US, a 73% increase over the previous week of 1,437 units.  The album moves up the same Catalogue chart to # 61 from last week where it was # 174.  Since 1991 the album has sold 4,537,055 units in the US.

On the Top 200 Catalogue Digital Albums Chart, during the same selling period, Greatest Hits sold 1,570 units which is an increase of 141% over the previous weeks downloads of 651 units.  The album moves up to # 20 from # 102.

FLEETWOOD MAC
The first album featuring Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, 1975's white Fleetwood Mac album (where Landslide first appeared) enters the Top 200 Digital Albums Chart this week at #192 selling 519 digital copies up 177% over the previous week's download sales of 177.

THE VERY BEST OF
On the Top 200 Physical Catalogue Chart - Fleetwood Mac's 2002 (2CD) The Very Best Of also increased in sales by 21% or 1,366 copies landing at # 124 vs the previous weeks sales of 1,133 and a # 173 placing.

EDGE OF SEVENTEEN & LANDSLIDE
Two Stevie Nicks compositions re-enter the Top 200 Digital Tracks Catalogue Chart this week.  Edge of Seventeen is the big winner here.  Haven't seen this tune on a chart in quite some time. Stevie performed a version of her song as a duet with Christina Applegate during a segment of Up All Night, and it wasn't even the whole song - it was literally about a minute of the song.  American Idol also played the track, a brief version during their "trio" segment on the 28th, it was part of a medley with two other Fleetwood Mac tunes.  So it's remarkable that from those two appearances, the track gets some traction in the sales dept.  The track re-enters this chart at # 44 selling 7,560 copies in the sales period March 26th to April 1st - up an incredible 180% over the previous week where it sold 2,704 single units.  To date Edge of Seventeen has sold 481,140 copies which is just shy of being certified Gold! This total sales number is likely the number sold since November, 1991 when Soundscan began their tracking.

Landslide moves up 168% in sales and re-enters the chart at # 57 selling a total of 6,776 singles vs 2,531 the previous week.  To date Landslide has sold 834,515 single copies in the US.  


TOP 200 CATALOGUE ALBUMS CHART
# 59 (156) FLEETWOOD MAC RUMOURS
# 61 (187) FLEETWOOD MAC GREATEST HITS

TOP 200 PHYSICAL CATALOGUE ALBUMS CHART
# 124 (173) FLEETWOOD MAC VERY BEST OF FLEETWOOD MAC

TOP 200 DIGITAL CATALOGUE ALBUMS CHART
# 16   (  40) FLEETWOOD MAC RUMOURS
# 20   (102) FLEETWOOD MAC GREATEST HITS
# 192 (R/E) FLEETWOOD MAC FLEETWOOD MAC

TOP 200 DIGITAL TRACKS CATALOGUE
# 57 (R/E) FLEETWOOD MAC - LANDSLIDE
# 44 (R/E) STEVIE NICKS - EDGE OF SEVETEEN

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome! People are realizing what I already knew. This woman and her band have talent and staying power!

Anonymous said...

Any updated sales figures for In Your Dreams?

Anonymous said...

Well, I have been asking for years about singles solo sales figures for Stevie and finally we get some information about Edge of Seventeen. Are there any other solo singles that are close to becoming gold. This is great news. I'm sure it will be gold before summer is over.

Anonymous said...

Edge of seventeen is number 2 under rock top 10 on itunes

Anonymous said...

My math is bad, but @ 99 cents per one song download, the week's sales for Edge/Sside' would be$ 7.560.00 plus $6.776.00- $14,000 plus in sales doesn't seem like much of a total, to me, at all, for the two songs in one week when she was on high profile NBC tv shows. Maybe it' s a new pair of boots or a cape for her.
I hope the full cd sales and downloads added up, but it's so far out of my realm/ ability- anyone care to break the album dowloads down into dollars based on the above US sales? i find it interesting and i am incapable. thanks a lot. but it''seems'' not much of a payday. hope i'm wrong.

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