Thursday, April 25, 2024

Pop: Justin Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods” Is Number 1 with 295K Copies Sold, Streamed


Justin Timberlake got mixed reviews for his Super Bowl performance, but it didn’t hurt sales one bit.

JT’s “Man of the Woods” is the number 1 album of the week with 295,000 copies sold, downloaded and streamed.

The total number without streams was around 242K, which means Justin’s audience is skewing whiter and older. But that’s solid since CDs and paid downloads are still more lucrative than streams.

It’s unclear if Justin will repeat at number 1 as the soundtrack to “The Greatest Showman” has picked up steam again. Also, the soundtrack to “Black Panther” should go crazy on Saturday after the movie opens Friday night.

By the way, Atlantic Records has the numbers 3, 4, and 5 albums this week with “Showman,” Ed Sheeran, and Bruno Mars. Not a bad hat trick for Craig Kallman and Pete Ganbarg.

MIA this: data base Buzz Angle Pro, which was doing so well monitoring sales of music in real time. They’ve been off line since last week. I’m in withdrawal.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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