Sunday, July 21, 2024

Charts: Bon Jovi Sold the Most Albums This Week, But Came in at Number 5 with “Forever”


When is number 1 really number 1? Or is it number 5?

Bon Jovi debuted its “Forever” album this week and sold more CDs, LPs, and downloads than anyone — 52,000.

But the album had no streaming whatsoever.

The result is “Forever” is number 5.

Number 1 is — you guessed it — Taylor Swift’s “Tortured Poets.” Total was 128,380 copies. All but 23,000 came from streaming.

Billie Eilish’s “Hit Me Hard and Soft” came in at number 2. Not having a designated single from this album has hurt it. As much as everyone likes “Chihiro” and “Birds of a Feather,” they aren’t propelling the album.

As for “Forever,” one week should do it. All legacy albums behave this way now. No singles, nowhere to play them, no tour.

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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