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Published on March 26th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Weekly Music Sales Report and Analysis: 26 March 2015

As we run out the last few days of the first quarter, sales in Canada are running a little ahead of where they were at this point last year. That’s good, obviously.

Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly debuted at #1 across the land, selling 25,000 units of which 84% were purely digital. Next up is Strangers to Ourselves, Modest Mouse’s first album in eight years, debuting at #3. Then we have Mark Knopflers’s Tracker at #4 (4,600), Froot from Marina and the Diamonds (#6, 4,500) and Run from AWOLNATION (#9, 3,700).

On the singles side, Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” is the biggest digital song (22,000 in download sales) and in streaming (more than 2 million listens).

In the US, it’s also Kendrick Lamar with scans of 324,000 units (#1), Modest Mouse with 73,000 (#3), Marina and the Diamonds with 43,000 (#4), Mark Knopfler with 35,000 (#5), Sleeping with Sirens’ Madness just a few copies behind (#6) and AWOLNATION with 30,000 units (#9).

With digital singles, it’s still “Uptown Funk” on top for its 12th week, with another 187,000 downloads and 19.1 million streams.  Wow.

All numbers courtesy Nielsen SoudScan.

 

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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6 Responses to Weekly Music Sales Report and Analysis: 26 March 2015

  1. Jay Parker says:

    Do you know how much Madonna’s Rebel Heart sold in Canada?

  2. Jay Parker says:

    Thank you!

  3. Jay Parker says:

    Didn’t it sell 18,000 last week though?

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