Kelly Clarkson Barely Beats ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Soundtrack with ‘Piece by …

March 13, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey

Kelly Clarkson in “Heartbeat Song” (Photo : YouTube Screenshot)

Kelly Clarkson was a big leader on a Billboard 200 this week with a entrance of her manuscript Piece by Piece, that sole 97,000 homogeneous copies and hold off a competition. The bid helped a cocktail star get even with Carrie Underwood for a pretension of many no. 1 albums by an American Idol alumni…the nation star and Clarkson both have 3 to their names. This was an generally good arise for a latter as it was her initial no. 1 given 2009, with dual other releases in between.

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She didn’t get to a tip but a quarrel however. The Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack changed adult one some-more mark and took a no. 2 position, relocating 96,000 homogeneous units and scarcely matched Clarkson. A bit serve back, Taylor Swift also rose to no. 3 with 1989 thanks to a lagging sales week. The manuscript changed 77,000 copies…only 42,000 of that were tangible manuscript sales. Considering that Swift has private all of her song from streaming services, that means her download sales are going extremely well.

This was a second week in a quarrel that Drake and If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late finished behind Fifty Shades, that also debuted dual weeks ago. The speaker shouldn’t worry too much: Although it “only” changed 73,000 copies this week, altogether it has sole 270,000 copies some-more than Fifty Shades over 4 weeks.

Ed Sheeran also got some assistance from a delayed sales week, as x reentered a Top 5 with 63,000 homogeneous albums moved. Big Sean dropped steeply during Dark Sky Paradise‘s second week. Not as steeply as Kid Rock however: Sean sole 58,000 copies and kept a no. 6 mark while his aspirant final week fell out of a Top 10.

Maroon 5 was one of a few albums to see an tangible arise in sales, nonetheless it was a small 1 percent. V moved 50,000 units and rose from no. 10 to no. 7. That authorised a rope to pass Sam Smith and In The Lonely Hour, that came in during only reduction than 50,000 units.

The second and final new manuscript on a Billboard Top 10 this week comes from Brandi Carlile, whose The Firewatcher’s Daughter debuted during no. 9 (one mark adult from her final album), offered 43,000 homogeneous albums in a process. Meghan Trainor came behind into a overlay this week with a narrowest of rises in sales. Her manuscript Title moved 38,000 albums in the eighth week.

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