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The name isn't very polite, but if you're into loud and fast, then you'll overlook that. The band features members of both Alexisonfire and Mooneen. Their new album, 27, will be out June 25. More at Exclaim!
Here's the headline: Third Lowest Sales Week of the Year. Yikes.
With nothing much offering traction, year-to-date sales have slipped to -3% led by the continue decline of CDs (-15%) over last year. Digital album sales (+18% from 2012) and digital singles (+7%) aren't enough to compensate. One stat that might sum everything up is "track equivalent sales" where any 10 songs purchased equals one album. It's only ahead 0.3% ahead of last year.
Michael Buble's To Be Loved is still #1 with 21,000 fresh copies. Pink made it to #2 by selling just 5,600 copies of The Truth About Love. The numbers for everything below that are so low that they're not worth reporting.
On the digital side, the biggest selling single is Macklemore & Ryan's "Can't Hold Us" with 25,000 downloads.
It's not good on the American side of the border. Overall sales are 11% below 2012, led by a 15% drop in CDs. Digital albums are up by 8% while digital singles are at -3%.
Kenney Chesney's Life on a Rock debuts at #1 with 153,000 copies. Beyond that, it's...oh, never mind.
Macklemore & Lewis have the #1 single with 262,000 downloads.
All figures courtesy Nielsen Soundscan.
"Slow Dancing" was written just for Willie back in 2003, but this footage of the duet hasn't been available until just now. It surfaced in time for Willie's 80th birthday. (Thanks to Larry for the link.)