Numbers: January 28 – February 1, 2013

Numbers examines notable numbers (money, sales, percentages, stats, studio album numbers, etc.) within the music industry over the past week.



  • 200,000 is the projected number of copies Justin Bieber‘s Believe Acoustic is slated to sell.


  • The number of copies Gary Allan‘s Set You Free sold in its debut week


  • The Lumineers get it done with 50,000 copies sold in a solid sales week.  The effort was on sale from the Amazon mp3 store.  Also doesn’t help to have a hit single, right?


  • 2013 Grammy Nominees compilations sold a small 41,000 copies. 


  • The percentage tumble that A$AP Rocky‘s Long.Live. A$AP took in its second week on the chart (38,000 from 139,000!)


  • The percentage of physical CD sales by Allan’s Set You Free 

Chris Tomlin was one of few Christian artists to debut at no. 1 a couple of weeks ago on the Billboard Albums Chart.


  • Christian musician Chris Tomlin‘s position on the Billboard Albums Chart this week with former chart topper Burning LightsThe album has free-fallen 32 spots since debuting at no. 1 two weeks ago.  


  • 12 members of the 18 member Mexican band  The Kombo Kolombia are dead according the Billboard via the Associate Press.


  • The Strokes are slated to release their 5th studio album Comedown Machine on March 26 via RCA.
  • Justin Bieber is on pace to claim his 5th no. 1 album with Believe Acoustic


  • The Lumineers hit no. 2 after a sound week of sales.


  • Gary Allan‘s Set You Free bowed at no. 1 on the Billboard Albums Chart and Country Album Chart. 
  • Justin Bieber is expected to debut at no. 1 with Believe Acoustic
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About Brent Faulkner

One of the most musical people I know. I have a Bachelor's and Masters Degrees in music (Music Education and Music Theory/Composition respectively). A multi-instrumentalist, I play piano, trombone, and organ among numerous other instruments. I am a music educator, composer, and aspiring producer/songwriter as well as a freelance music journalist. Music and writing are two of the most important parts of my life. A cool fact about myself? I have perfect pitch.

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