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Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Reply #90 on: March 12, 2018, 01:14:01 PM »
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Time waits for nobody indeed, not even the gorgeous Bono! The young girls who I know like my nieces and friends daughters are more into Bruno Mars than Bono.

Well, Bruno is a quarter of a century younger than Bono. Yet, because many women love wealth and status, there are a lot of older men out there that are still in the game.

Possibly but a stretch too far for the teenage and twenties girls that I know.  Bono is simply older than some of their dads!  I guess we were talking about the mainstream teenage and young woman population and what influences who they choose to listen to in their music and why and I suspect there are more fantasies going on around Bruno than Bono. 

At that age the furthest thing from my mind was some old dude no matter how rich and famous he was.  I was much more likely to fancy Bono or Jon Bon Jovi than Frank Sinatra and a lot of my girlfriends as teenagers had Bay City roller and Sean Cassidy posters in their rooms, definitely not old Frank!

Well, I remember being in 6th grade and watching girls drool over pictures of Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas of Miami Vice fame. 25 year age gap and these girls had not even reached their 13th birthday. Hell, Don and Phillip were approaching 40 by then.

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Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Reply #91 on: March 12, 2018, 01:16:44 PM »
Getting back on topic we have some new album sales new for Songs Of Experience.

The album drops from #55 last week down to #130 with 1,657 copies sold. A big drop, but last week was probably a fluke anyway. Just some old album sale/ticket redemption numbers that got put in to last weeks chart probably.

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

Total sales after 14 weeks in the United States is 278,932. This includes BOTH physical and digital copies.

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Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Reply #92 on: March 12, 2018, 02:26:24 PM »
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Getting back on topic we have some new album sales new for Songs Of Experience.

The album drops from #55 last week down to #130 with 1,657 copies sold. A big drop, but last week was probably a fluke anyway. Just some old album sale/ticket redemption numbers that got put in to last weeks chart probably.

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

Total sales after 14 weeks in the United States is 278,932. This includes BOTH physical and digital copies.

So these figures are actual album sales only, right? Whether physical or digital?

If we add in the stuff that gets counted for the Billboard 200, like digital single sales and streaming, do we know how much that adds to the total?

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Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Reply #93 on: March 12, 2018, 05:01:51 PM »
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Time waits for nobody indeed, not even the gorgeous Bono! The young girls who I know like my nieces and friends daughters are more into Bruno Mars than Bono.

Well, Bruno is a quarter of a century younger than Bono. Yet, because many women love wealth and status, there are a lot of older men out there that are still in the game.

Possibly but a stretch too far for the teenage and twenties girls that I know.  Bono is simply older than some of their dads!  I guess we were talking about the mainstream teenage and young woman population and what influences who they choose to listen to in their music and why and I suspect there are more fantasies going on around Bruno than Bono. 

At that age the furthest thing from my mind was some old dude no matter how rich and famous he was.  I was much more likely to fancy Bono or Jon Bon Jovi than Frank Sinatra and a lot of my girlfriends as teenagers had Bay City roller and Sean Cassidy posters in their rooms, definitely not old Frank!

Well, I remember being in 6th grade and watching girls drool over pictures of Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas of Miami Vice fame. 25 year age gap and these girls had not even reached their 13th birthday. Hell, Don and Phillip were approaching 40 by then.
Approaching 40 is very different to approaching 60! pretty sure they wouldn't have been drooling over a 60 yo Don! Never did get the the thing for Don lol 
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Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Reply #94 on: March 12, 2018, 06:04:53 PM »
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Getting back on topic we have some new album sales new for Songs Of Experience.

The album drops from #55 last week down to #130 with 1,657 copies sold. A big drop, but last week was probably a fluke anyway. Just some old album sale/ticket redemption numbers that got put in to last weeks chart probably.

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

Total sales after 14 weeks in the United States is 278,932. This includes BOTH physical and digital copies.

So these figures are actual album sales only, right? Whether physical or digital?

If we add in the stuff that gets counted for the Billboard 200, like digital single sales and streaming, do we know how much that adds to the total?

Yes.

Very little. U2 has very poor streaming and individual track sales. For example, the first week U2 sold 179,000 copies and with the extra streaming and digital track sales, that would only get it to 186,000 equivalent units. That's only 3.5% of the total. If that is the same rate now, then it would likely only add maybe 60 or 70 equivalent units. This is the reason that the album is no longer charting on the Billboard 200(that now counts streams and digital track sales), because its streams and digital track sales or so low. But I don't know the total for those equivalent units from streaming and digital tracks, but it is certain be a very small amount.

I'll add that I disagree with combining streaming and individual track sales to album sales. I think those things should be separate. The love of two popular songs does not mean people love the album that they come from.
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Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Reply #95 on: March 19, 2018, 11:52:48 AM »
Thanks to the album/ticket bundle sales and the new shows in Omaha Nebraska and Uncasville CT, "Songs Of Experience" sales this week TRIPLE to almost 5,000 copies sold. The album vaults up from #130 to #35!


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

Total sales after 15 weeks in the United States is 283,908. This includes BOTH physical and digital copies.

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Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Reply #96 on: March 26, 2018, 01:05:16 PM »
U2's Songs Of Experience album falls this week from #35 to #63 on the Billboard 200(album sales only chart). There is nearly a 50% drop in sales down to 2,705 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

Total sales after 16 weeks in the United States is 286,613. This includes BOTH physical and digital copies.

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Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Reply #97 on: March 26, 2018, 06:00:25 PM »
Thanks for keeping us up on this.

I noticed SOE has reappeared on the regular Billboard 200 (not sales only) at #140. I’m a little confused cause sales were higher last week so shouldn’t it have appeared then?


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Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Reply #98 on: March 26, 2018, 09:06:23 PM »
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Thanks for keeping us up on this.

I noticed SOE has reappeared on the regular Billboard 200 (not sales only) at #140. I’m a little confused cause sales were higher last week so shouldn’t it have appeared then?


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Wrong week. The week that its at #140 on the Billboard 200 (not sales only) is week 15, last weeks sales. The week 16 sales numbers just came in on Monday the 26th. The new Billboard 200 (not sales only) has not been released yet, but will be in the next day or two. Given the 50% drop in sales though, it will likely not be on that chart.

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Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Reply #99 on: March 26, 2018, 11:59:54 PM »
Do you have total album sales worldwide?

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« Reply #100 on: March 27, 2018, 06:16:07 AM »
I'd say they are around 1 million copies worldwide

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« Reply #101 on: March 27, 2018, 10:05:40 AM »
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Time waits for nobody indeed, not even the gorgeous Bono! The young girls who I know like my nieces and friends daughters are more into Bruno Mars than Bono.

Well, Bruno is a quarter of a century younger than Bono. Yet, because many women love wealth and status, there are a lot of older men out there that are still in the game.

Possibly but a stretch too far for the teenage and twenties girls that I know.  Bono is simply older than some of their dads!  I guess we were talking about the mainstream teenage and young woman population and what influences who they choose to listen to in their music and why and I suspect there are more fantasies going on around Bruno than Bono. 

At that age the furthest thing from my mind was some old dude no matter how rich and famous he was.  I was much more likely to fancy Bono or Jon Bon Jovi than Frank Sinatra and a lot of my girlfriends as teenagers had Bay City roller and Sean Cassidy posters in their rooms, definitely not old Frank!

Well, I remember being in 6th grade and watching girls drool over pictures of Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas of Miami Vice fame. 25 year age gap and these girls had not even reached their 13th birthday. Hell, Don and Phillip were approaching 40 by then.
Approaching 40 is very different to approaching 60! pretty sure they wouldn't have been drooling over a 60 yo Don! Never did get the the thing for Don lol 
I very clearly remember all the girls in my 7th grade class fawning over Sean Connery after his appearance in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" in 1989 at the age of 59. They squealed with delight at the sight of his bald head and gray beard.

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Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Reply #102 on: March 27, 2018, 10:50:50 AM »
Global sales of SOE are at 1,130,000 according to Mediatraffic.

In the current music market that’s pretty good.


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« Reply #103 on: March 27, 2018, 05:52:38 PM »
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Global sales of SOE are at 1,130,000 according to Mediatraffic.

In the current music market that’s pretty good.


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The new Billboard 200(not sales only) is updated now and unfortunately as expected, Songs Of Experience did not make it this week.

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« Reply #104 on: March 27, 2018, 05:59:25 PM »
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Time waits for nobody indeed, not even the gorgeous Bono! The young girls who I know like my nieces and friends daughters are more into Bruno Mars than Bono.

Well, Bruno is a quarter of a century younger than Bono. Yet, because many women love wealth and status, there are a lot of older men out there that are still in the game.

Possibly but a stretch too far for the teenage and twenties girls that I know.  Bono is simply older than some of their dads!  I guess we were talking about the mainstream teenage and young woman population and what influences who they choose to listen to in their music and why and I suspect there are more fantasies going on around Bruno than Bono. 

At that age the furthest thing from my mind was some old dude no matter how rich and famous he was.  I was much more likely to fancy Bono or Jon Bon Jovi than Frank Sinatra and a lot of my girlfriends as teenagers had Bay City roller and Sean Cassidy posters in their rooms, definitely not old Frank!

Well, I remember being in 6th grade and watching girls drool over pictures of Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas of Miami Vice fame. 25 year age gap and these girls had not even reached their 13th birthday. Hell, Don and Phillip were approaching 40 by then.
Approaching 40 is very different to approaching 60! pretty sure they wouldn't have been drooling over a 60 yo Don! Never did get the the thing for Don lol 
I very clearly remember all the girls in my 7th grade class fawning over Sean Connery after his appearance in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" in 1989 at the age of 59. They squealed with delight at the sight of his bald head and gray beard.

I was just thinking, look at Donald Trump. Anderson Cooper interviewed that playmate Karen McDougal or whatever and she said she was madly in love with Trump and physically attracted to him in 2006/2007 when he was 60 and she was 35. She even said they were "intimate" on the first date.