Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Green Day’s Sensational New “Saviors” Sells the Most Paid Albums This Week by a Mile — 40,000 Copies


If you’re looking at real revenue, congratulate Green Day.

The punk rock band’s exceptional new album. “Saviors,” sold 40,000 copies of CDs and paid downloads.

The album swamped all the competition in hard sales per individual album. But overall, with streaming, it finished fourth behind the new 21 Savages album, “American Dream.”

Curiously Green Day, fare more insightful, has a new song called “The Death of the American Dream.” 21 Savage should listen to it.

“Saviors” sold a total of 51,000 copies including specious streaming. 21 Savage sold 74,000 streaming equivalent copies, but only 1.500 CDs or downloads.

I’d say “Saviors” was number 1.

The total sales for the whole top 50 was very low and Christmas is over and the Taylor Swift onslaught has cooled finally. Now we’re waiting for new albums from Justin Timberlake and Ariana Grande, and made a bump from the Grammy Awards for a couple of winners.

As for Taylor, she sold around 160,000 copies in the top 50. Some “cooling off”! Her album, “Midnights,” is the likely Album of the Year winner, too, unless SZA can stop her.

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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