According to today’s Official Chart Update, the US singer’s fifth full-length release, Fortune, is on course to knock Linkin Park’s Living Things off the top of the Official Albums Chart.
Fortune, which features the Official Number 1 smash Turn Up The Music and its Number 3 follow-up single, Don’t Wake Me Up, has nearly sold twice as many copies as its closest competitor – Maroon 5’s Overexposed (Number 2) – so far this week.
Brown’s previous highest charting albums, 2007’s Exclusive and 2011’s F.A.M.E, reached Number 3 and 10, respectively. Linkin Park’s Living Things slides two places to Number 3, while Scottish singer/songwriter Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events, which is the second biggest selling album of 2012 so far, is at Number 4. Ed Sheeran’s + completes this week’s Official Update Top 5.
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Chris Brown stormed the charts in 2011! His music this year was so diverse that he was able to chart in not only his usual R&B/Hip-Hop categories, but also Dance/Club, Rap, and Pop! Before we dig in to the chart positions, let’s tally up how many times Chris charted this year…
Chris Brown charted 43 times on the 2011 Billboard Year End Charts!
Most notably, he scored 9 charting songs in the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs category, thus making him the #1 R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Artists of 2011. Don’t call it a comeback! Chart positions after the click.
It looks like #TeamBreezy has been on their job! Chris Brown currently has over 16 songs on on the Top R&B/Soul iTunes Singles Chart.
Chris’ first single, “Strip”, from his forthcoming album, Fort
une, is already number one on the R&B/Soul iTunes USA Chart. “Strip” isn’t alone, though — “All Back” is just two slots away, at number three.
On the iTunes Top 200 USA , “Strip” and “All Back” are #97, and #130 respectively. If you haven’t purchase a copy or two yet, make sure you do with the links provided below:
Beautiful People is #43 this week!
CHRIS BROWN, ADELE, BEYONCE AND OTHERS EXPERIENCE SALES AND CHART BOOST AFTER ROCKING THE STAGE AT 2011 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
New York, NY, September 1, 2011 – Several artists including Young the Giant, Chris Brown, Adele, and Beyoncé experienced a sales and chart boost on the iTunes music charts following their performances at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
After taking to the VMA stage to perform a medley of hits, Chris Brown saw massive sales spikes on the iTunes single charts with Beautiful People soaring 904% and Yeah 3X up 149%. Adele’s “Someone like You” surged 441% to land the top of the iTunes singles chart. Beyoncé’s “Love on Top,” while not even officially a single leaped impressively to #3, a sales up of 221%, and Cobra Starship’s “You Make Me Feel”, which has performed in the pre-show as well as featured in Jersey Shore episode that same night jumped from #11 to #5. Jessie J, who served as this year’s VMA House artist, saw digital sales of her album “Who You Are” jump nearly 200%.
In addition, several other artists saw their singles spike after appearing/performing on the VMAs, including:
· Mark Ronson’s Valerie- 1375% growth on iTunes singles sales chart
· Foo Fighters’ Walk- 120% growth on iTunes singles sales chart
· Britney Spears’ Till The World Ends- 85% growth on iTunes singles sales chart
· Pitbull’s Give Me Everything- 75% growth on iTunes singles sales chart
US Album Sales
US Digital Single Sales
Chris Brown recently debuted three singles simultaneously and all have made the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts; his features on Ace Hood’s Body 2 Body (No. 73), The Game’s Pot of Gold (No. 75) along with his own single Wet The Bed (No. 89). Chris Brown is the third artist in Billboard History to chart 3 titles simultaneously. Rappers Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane both debuted 3 tracks simultaneously in 2009. Chris currently has seven singles on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. Well Team Breezy, it looks like we’re doing our job (as always). Way to go Chris!
Final sales numbers for the week are in and Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E album will claim the top spot on Billboard this week with over 273k sold. F.A.M.E is his second highest selling album to date, following the release of Exclusive in 2007, which sold 295k in it’s first week. It’s follow up Graffiti, which was released in 2009, only sold 102k in it’s first week.
SOURCE: Hits Daily Double
CONGRATULATIONS CHRIS AND TEAM BREEZY!
IT’S A BROWN OUT
Barry Weiss certainly didn’t leave the cupboard bare at Jive/RCA when he split for UMG.
The label group will have the top four debuts on next week’s chart, with Jive/JLG’s Chris Brown album, F.A.M.E., leading the way, boasting a total of in the 250-275k range. That would make it the second-largest of the year after Adele’s 351k. If you didn’t know, the acronym stands for “Forgive All My Enemies.” Nice.
19/J/RMG’s Jennifer Hudson sophomore album, I Remember Me, bows this week with 150-175k in sales, which is about what she dropped in weight.
RCA/RMG’s The Strokes album, Angles, their first in four years, will do in the 85-100k range, good for a #3 debut.
Gospocentric/JLG’s Kirk Franklin rounds out Jive/RCA’s impressive week with a #4 debut for Hello Fear, his first new studio effort in four years, which will debut with between 80-95k.
Adele’s album, down only about 10-15%, will give Sony Music a clean sweep of the Top 5.
Decaydance/FBR/Atlantic’s Panic at the Disco is next up with a target of 55-65k for Vices & Virtues, their third album.
Capitol/EMI R&B singer Bobby V’s fourth album, Fly on the Wall, should do between 30-45k.
Yellowcard’s indie debut on Hopeless, When You’re Through Thiking, Say Yes, their first since 2007’s Paper Walls, is looking at between 25-30k, the same amount as Reprise’s Green Day live CD/DVD, the gloriously titled Awesome as Fuck.
Warner Bros. rapper Gucci Mane’s The Return of Mr. Zone 6, should bow with between 20-25k in first-week sales.
For the fifth week in a row, album sales beat the corresponding week from last year. The market was down 8% vs. last week, up 1% vs. same week last year and now down 6% year to date. Next week, the chart will go up against Justin Bieber‘s My World 2.0, which opened one year ago with 283k.
Yeah 3X was officially certified 3x Platinum in Australia this week! The hit single taken from Chris’ fourth studio album F.A.M.E., has sold over 210,000 copies down under and is one of Chris’ highest certified single to date in Australia, matching ’Forever”s 3x Platinum certification, and besting ‘With You’s 2x Platinum certification and ‘No Airs’ Platinum certification.
Chris Brown’s Yeah 3X has rocketed up the Irish charts leaping 24-9 in its third week on the chart! It’s Chris’ first Top 10 entry since 2008 when ‘Forever’ peaked at #1! Also, ‘Champion’ the new single by Chipmunk feat. Chris also made it’s debut on the Irish Top 50, entering the chart at #14.
We can also reveal that ‘Champion’ is almost certain to debut at #1 on the Official UK Singles chart this coming Sunday.
Oh yeah…… #breezydoesit.
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