Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Amazon Drops “McCartney III” to $3.99 to Boost Sales for First Number 1 Album in 31 Years


Will Paul McCartney have his first number 1 album in 31 years?

Amazon is pitching in to make it happen. They’ve dropped the price of a “McCartney III” download to $3.99. The CD is still $13.49 and streaming is part of Amazon’s platform. But an avalanche of downloads should be enough to push “McCartney III” over the top.

Right now, “McCartney III” is number 1 on the Amazon CD and Vinyl chart. It’s number 4 on iTunes. And number 1 on Buzz Angle Music, which measures all formats.

Until last Friday, McCartney’s only competition that we knew of was Taylor Swift’s second week with “Evermore.” But then Eminem sandbagged him with a surprise release that went straight to number 1. I don’t know if Universal Music — which knew Eminem was coming — told McCartney. All three- Swift, Mathers, and McCartney — were released by Universal. You’d have thought they’d hold Eminem off. That’s what happens when you’re the number 1 record company!

So now’s good a time to get “McCartney III” — a great album– on Amazon and help make it number 1.

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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