Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Pop Charts: Adele Knocked Off Number 1 By Upstart Rock Group The 1975– Time to Start Streaming?


Adele’s days of staying off of streaming services may be coming to an end. Her “25” album has been knocked off its perch at number 1 by upstart rock group The 1975. They beat her by a wide margin this week– over 40,000 units.

Indeed, Adele’s physical sales are draining. This week she sold just 59,000 copies according to hitsdailydouble.com. The “25” album has also fallen to number 9 on iTunes. Well, whaddaya want? She’s sold 9 million of those albums in the U.S. in less than four months. Sales on Jupiter aren’t counted by SoundScan.

It may be time for Adele to give in and let the streaming money come in. Spotify, Tidal, and AppleMusic are all clamoring to get “25.” Streaming sales would push “25” back up the charts, certainly.

Streaming, by the way, is what keeps Justin Bieber afloat. He only sold 20,000 copies of “Purpose” in physical and digital, but streaming added over 30K more to his chart position.


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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