His Asylum/Atlantic album + moves 6-5 on midweek sales with Def Jam/Mercury act Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange dropping 2-3 and Sony Music re-issue Graceland by Paul Simon rising 8-4 following his Hard Rock Calling headline appearance
Frank Ocean, in his first week of wide release (sans Target), is being featured for $2.99 in Amazon MP3 store. Because of SoundScan rules limiting the pricing to no less than $3.49 in the first four weeks of release, these sales will not count on that chart. Our current projection does not include these sales.
24 year-old singer / songwriter Frank Ocean from New Orleans arrives behind Zac Brown at no.2 with his first studio album 'Channel Orange'. Most of its 161.000 sales are digital downloads, because the album was released one week earlier on iTunes. SOURCE
Last week's four Top 10 debuts are all in decline: Newton Faulkner's Write It On Your Skin falls 1-11 (7,580 sales), Frank Ocean's Channel Orange subsides 2-3 (10,538 sales), Lianne La Havas' Is Your Love Big Enough? falls 4-12 (7,057 sales), and The View's Cheeky For A Reason dives 9-51 (2,572 sales). Faulkner's album is the seventh thus far in the 21st century to fall out of the Top 10 the week after debuting at number one, alongside Christina Aguilera's Bionic (1-29, 2010), Ellie Goulding's Lights (1-16, 2010), The Doves' Some Cities (1-14, 2000), Marina And The Diamonds' Electra Heart (1-13, 2012), The Editors' In This Light And On This Evening (1-12, 2009) and The Feeling's Join With Us (1-11, 2008). Frank Ocean's album was ranked as low as number nine on midweek sales flashes when still available only as a download but rallied after CDs finally reached the shop towards the weekend. It nevertheless swaps places with Maroon 5's Overexposed, which recovers 3-2 (10,758 sales).
Yep. But I think they might be stocked quite low, I only saw a few copies at my local HMV, and I haven't seen any in Supermarkets yet
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