Reunited Fleetwood Mac's Music Sales Surge
According to Billboard Fleetwood Mac's March 27th Today Show appearance announcing the return of Christine McVie to the band along with the upcoming 2014 tour dates, had a fairly substantial affect on their catalogue album sales.
Album sales increased by 33% in the U.S. during the tracking period March 24th to March 30th according to Nielsen Soundscan. In total their catalogue sales amounted to 10,000 copies sold for the seven days, up from 8,000 the previous week.
The 1988 "Greatest Hits" album saw the biggest increase, enough for the album to re-enter Billboard's Top 200 Album Charts this week at No.200 and No.32 on the catalogue charts. Digital song sales also increased, according to Billboard, by 52% for the week from 20,000 to 30,000 with "Landslide" selling the lions share of 4,000 downloads, up 45%.
Other catalogue titles that also re-enter the Top 50 Catalogue Chart this week include 2002's "The Very Best Of" at No.33 and 1975's "Fleetwood Mac" at No.46.
Given that the March 27th announcement was three days away from the end of the tracking period and with the buzz all this week about Fleetwood Mac's reunion with Christine and tour tickets on sale - Next weeks charts reflecting a full seven days worth of sales should show further increases in sales.
USA - April 12, 2014 Chart Date
BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART
# 200 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
TOP 50 CATALOGUE ALBUMS CHART
# 32 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 33 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 42 (41) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 46 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac