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Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Reply #210 on: June 26, 2018, 08:34:31 AM »
Songs Of Experience falls from #54 last week to #71 this week on the top album sales chart in the United States. No soundscan data yet, so this weeks sales are estimated based on what the #71 album sold two weeks ago, the last time we had soundscan data.

Each week of sales so far, with chart position and sales.

01. (#1) 179,772
02. (#6) 32,307
03. (#19) 21,234
04. (#19) 14,028
05. (#23) 5,717
06. (#23) 4,310
07. (#39) 3,549
08. (#57) 2,894
09. (#51) 3,584
10. (#52) 2,774
11. (#84) 2,119
12. (#114) 1,730
13. (#55) 3,257
14. (#130) 1,657
15. (#35) 4,976
16. (#63) 2,705
17. (#115) 1,882
18. (#170) 1,529
19. (#124) 1,754
20. (#---) 1,218
21. (#151) 2,044
22. (#85) 2,137
23. (#67) 2,824
24. (#65) 2,564
25. (#68) 2,634
26. (#---) 1,734
27. (#112) 1,851
28. (#54) 3,000 (Estimated)
29. (#71) 2,400 (Estimated)

Total sales after 29 weeks in the United States is 314,184. This includes BOTH physical and digital copies.

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Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Reply #211 on: June 29, 2018, 01:56:34 AM »
Thank you wons for giving us an update of the sales of Songs Of Experience in the US. Have you got any estimates on how many units Songs Of Experience has sold globally? Thank you.

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« Reply #212 on: June 29, 2018, 09:12:38 PM »
The last time SOE was on Media Traffic was 6/8 and it had sold 1,218,000 globally. It had been selling 5,000 a week for several weeks prior to that and I wouldnít be surprised if it has continued to do so, but the lowest selling album thatís listed at the moment is doing 8000 a week.


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Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Reply #213 on: June 29, 2018, 10:34:05 PM »
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The last time SOE was on Media Traffic was 6/8 and it had sold 1,218,000 globally. It had been selling 5,000 a week for several weeks prior to that and I wouldnít be surprised if it has continued to do so, but the lowest selling album thatís listed at the moment is doing $8000 a week.


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That's the best estimate I have seen as well. The shipment/sales total at the end of 2017 was either 1.3 million or 1.5 million worldwide. A big part of that figure was of course shipments of physical product since the album had only been out 1 month.

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« Reply #214 on: June 29, 2018, 10:36:23 PM »
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Thank you wons for giving us an update of the sales of Songs Of Experience in the US. Have you got any estimates on how many units Songs Of Experience has sold globally? Thank you.

Like mentioned above, 1,218,000 sales physical +digital. If you add in the physical shipments not sold yet they may be at 1.6 million or 1.7 million.

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« Reply #215 on: July 03, 2018, 10:36:44 AM »
Songs Of Experience increases on the U.S. Top Album sales chart this week from #71 to #62. No soundscan figures reported. I estimate about 2,600 in sales based on the last time we had soundscan data for position #62. Total sales are now over 316,000 in the United States, which includes both physical and digital copies.


Each week of sales so far, with chart position and sales.

01. (#1) 179,772
02. (#6) 32,307
03. (#19) 21,234
04. (#19) 14,028
05. (#23) 5,717
06. (#23) 4,310
07. (#39) 3,549
08. (#57) 2,894
09. (#51) 3,584
10. (#52) 2,774
11. (#84) 2,119
12. (#114) 1,730
13. (#55) 3,257
14. (#130) 1,657
15. (#35) 4,976
16. (#63) 2,705
17. (#115) 1,882
18. (#170) 1,529
19. (#124) 1,754
20. (#---) 1,218
21. (#151) 2,044
22. (#85) 2,137
23. (#67) 2,824
24. (#65) 2,564
25. (#68) 2,634
26. (#---) 1,734
27. (#112) 1,851
28. (#54) 3,000 (Estimated)
29. (#71) 2,400 (Estimated)
30. (#62) 2,600 (Estimated)

Total sales after 30 weeks in the United States is 316,784. This includes BOTH physical and digital copies.
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Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Reply #216 on: July 10, 2018, 11:56:20 AM »
Songs Of Experience does a big nosedive this week and leaves the top 100 top album sales chart having previously been at #62 last week. No soundscan information this week so I don't know exactly where between position 101 and 200 it fell too. It is not on the top 100 CURRENT albums chart either which edits out any albums older than 2 years. So that means it did not just barely miss the top 100, but fell a bit further. Its still on the smaller Rock albums and Alternative album charts, but had big drops on those as well. I estimate 1,500 in sales. Albums between 101 and 200 sell about 1,200(#200) to 2,000(#101) copies. So without any more data, I think 1,500 copies is a good estimate. With the touring leaving the States, and Love Is Bigger... not making a lot of progress in getting airplay, the album may drop completely off the chart in the next few weeks. I'm going to assume that if it can't make the smaller rock albums chart and alternative albums chart that there wouldn't be any way it could still be charted in the top 200. We'll see what happens though and hope that maybe another single or grammy nominations at the end of this year can give the album some more life on the charts.


Each week of sales so far, with chart position and sales.

01. (#1) 179,772
02. (#6) 32,307
03. (#19) 21,234
04. (#19) 14,028
05. (#23) 5,717
06. (#23) 4,310
07. (#39) 3,549
08. (#57) 2,894
09. (#51) 3,584
10. (#52) 2,774
11. (#84) 2,119
12. (#114) 1,730
13. (#55) 3,257
14. (#130) 1,657
15. (#35) 4,976
16. (#63) 2,705
17. (#115) 1,882
18. (#170) 1,529
19. (#124) 1,754
20. (#---) 1,218
21. (#151) 2,044
22. (#85) 2,137
23. (#67) 2,824
24. (#65) 2,564
25. (#68) 2,634
26. (#---) 1,734
27. (#112) 1,851
28. (#54) 3,000 (Estimated)
29. (#71) 2,400 (Estimated)
30. (#62) 2,600 (Estimated)
31. (out of top 100 ?) 1,500 (Estimated)

Total sales after 31 weeks in the United States is 318,284. This includes BOTH physical and digital copies.

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« Reply #217 on: July 10, 2018, 12:06:52 PM »
I cannot believe there is a 15-page thread of sales stats for this album.  Amazing.

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Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Reply #218 on: July 10, 2018, 03:58:35 PM »
An amazing thread for an amazing album!

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« Reply #219 on: July 10, 2018, 05:13:03 PM »
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An amazing thread for an amazing album!

Iím not sure I share your opinion of the thread or the album, but ok.


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« Reply #220 on: July 11, 2018, 08:39:03 PM »
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An amazing thread for an amazing album!

Iím not sure I share your opinion of the thread or the album, but ok.


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Itís pretty clear you regard both the album and the thread as the opposite of amazing, but it has 15 pages because not everyone is you. Plenty of people are getting something out of it.

If the thread doesnít appeal, why are you here? Why not find a topic that might (we all hope) inspire an actual contribution?



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« Reply #221 on: July 11, 2018, 08:41:23 PM »
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An amazing thread for an amazing album!

Iím not sure I share your opinion of the thread or the album, but ok.


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Itís pretty clear you regard both the album and the thread as the opposite of amazing, but it has 15 pages because not everyone is you. Plenty of people are getting something out of it.

If the thread doesnít appeal, why are you here? Why not find a topic that might (we all hope) inspire a actual contribution?



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Iíd already forgotten its existence.


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Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Reply #222 on: July 12, 2018, 02:24:40 AM »
At this point, I think the album will make the 350,000 copies sold mark in the United States, which is the combined total of digital and physical albums sold. That could change of course if a single takes off, the band tour into 2019, or the album is nominated for grammy awards and wins several of them. 350,000 in sales for the United States is only 25% of what POP did back in 1997. Since Pop was really only purchased by the "die-hards", one wonders why so much of the hardcore fanbase ignored this album completely. The streaming totals and individual track down loads for the album and its songs are small, probably only 50,000 in equivalent album sales. Back during POP/Popmart, the numbers suggested that everyone who purchased a ticket for the show also had purchased the album. The numbers for Songs Of Experience suggest that less than half of people buying tickets to this tour purchased the album in some format or even listened to it. Again, this is just for the United States. The situation in other countries could be very different.

The implication here is that while normally you would think the battle for U2, on the business side of things, would be how to get casual fans and the general public to buy the album or listen to it, the fight is now centered, or should be, on getting their most dedicated fans interested in the new material.

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« Reply #223 on: July 12, 2018, 02:04:45 PM »
Very interesting facts and perspective, wons. 

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« Reply #224 on: July 12, 2018, 07:45:18 PM »
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I cannot believe there is a 15-page thread of sales stats for this album.  Amazing.
I think its one of the more interesting threads in this forum. Appreciate Wons for sharing the numbers.