Well, the chart numbers are in for this week, thanks to hitsdailydouble.com and Buzz Angle.
No albums by Madonna, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson made the top 50. They didn’t make the top 100.
The number 1 album for the week was by 38 Baby 2, called “Young Boy Never Broke Again.” Or vice versa, doesn’t matter Whoever they are, they sold 75,000 copies, most of which were from streaming.
The top selling CD/download was Trivium’s “What the Dead Man Say,” with 16,550 copies, almost no streaming.
The top 50 total was one of the lowest, if not the lowest in history.
Scamming and gaming of iTunes didn’t help anyone except nutty people who amused themselves. The artists didn’t know about it, and when they caught wind of it, I’m sure they were amused. Mariah Carey isn’t stupid. She knows when her lambchops go grazing in the wrong pasture.
Mariah’s “E=MC2,” number 1 on Monday, is currently number 54 on iTunes. Unless the 17 year old kid throws more of his parents’ money on downloading the 2008 album, the party is over.
The good news is that there’s a new Psychedelic Furs album coming on July 31st. It’s their first in 30 years.