Friday, April 19, 2024

Dolly Parton Sells Most Physical Albums of the Week with “Rockstar,” Sets Personal Record, 2nd Only to Streaming Drake


In our hearts we know Dolly Parton was number 1 last week.

According to hitsdailydouble, Dolly sold the most physical albums and downloads with 126,917. Her total with streaming was 138,348.

Technically, Drake finished at number 1 with 143,042. But he sold only 2,164 in CDs and downloads. The rest was all streaming.

Number 3 was Taylor Swift, and number 4 was Enhypen (?). In both cases they split sales and streaming with around 65,000 of each.

I don’t think Dolly has ever sold the amount she did in a debut week, at least not since the days of “9 to 5” and “Here I Come Again.” That’s about 40 years!

Drake needs an asterisk anyway. His album, “For All the Dogs,” increased sales by 100% with added bonus tracks. The original “For All the Dogs” had fallen to number 4 last week but bounced back with the added music.

Maybe Dolly should record her own version of “You Call Me On Your Cellphone” and add it to her album!

Below, she sings “Jolene” with Maneskin, the Italian group in a four way marriage. Dolly keeps up with changing times!

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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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