16 albums sold more than 1million this year so far:
01 Adele - 21 7,000,000 02 One Direction - Up All Night 1,800,000 03 Lana Del Rey - Born To Die 1,800,000 04 Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto 1,600,000 05 Madonna - MDNA 1,550,000 06 Gotye - Making Mirrors 1,300,000 07 Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball 1,250,000 08 Whitney Houston - The Greatest Hits 1,200,000 09 Adele - 19 1,200,000 10 Rihanna - Talk That Talk 1,150,000 11 Lionel Richie - Tuskegee 1,100,000 12 Mr.Children - 2005-2010 Macro 1,100,000 13 LMFAO - Sorry For Party Rocking 1,100,000 14 The Black Keys - El Camino 1,050,000 15 Mr.Children - 2001-2005 Micro 1, 050,000 16 David Guetta - Nothing But The Beat 1,050,000
No she's not selling millions and millions, some of her fans think she does and think she will sell the same like she did with IDAD. But those days are over. Like I said, will Susan ever have another 1million selling album here in the US????? She's more of a Christmas selling atrist, if she released an album in the Spring or Summer - sales would be far worse.
Not seen a list of songs for the 4th album, I just go by a few fans on twitter and on a music fansite called "Haven". In terms of digital sales, releasing a single here in the US would just flop because Susan does not have that. There are 4 elements to release a single, digital, Vevo hits for a video uploaded by Vevo, streaming and airtime.
Halfway through the year and this is what the US album sales look like:
Top Albums Artist Title Year to Date Sales 1 Adele 21 3,668,000 2 Lionel Richie Tuskegee 912,000 3 One Direction Up All Night 899,000 4 Whitney Houston Whitney: The Greatest Hits 818,000 5 Various Artists Now 41 714,000 6 Carrie Underwood Blown Away 602,000 7 Luke Bryan Tallgates & Tanlines 574,000 8 Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded 557,000 9 Drake Take Care 549,000 10 Adele 19 539,000 11 Gotye Making Mirrors 538,000 12 Justin Bieber Believe 490,000 13 Madonna MDNA 484,000 14 Lady Antebellum Own the Night 465,000 15 Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball 425,000 16 The Black Keys El Camino 424,000 17 Rihanna Talk That Talk 424,000 18 Coldplay Mylo Xyloto 415,000 19 Soundtrack The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond 415,000 20 Jason Aldean My Kinda Party 399,000
Susan's first album sold like hotcakes due to the novelty/curiosity factor -- people had seen the audition and wanted to hear what else this woman could do. "The Gift" sold surprisingly well partly due to the fact that it included traditional seasonal holiday music on it. "Someone to Watch Over Me" did reasonably well but definitely the novelty/curiosity factor was wearing off by this time and the track list was undoubtedly a bit puzzling to some who are casual fans. The treatment of some of the songs on the album was undoubtedly disconcerting as well. I suspect some people were more than annoyed when they found a very, very short version of the song "Someone to Watch Over Me" and that "Autumn Leaves" was actually not the classic song but something quite different.
Now that Susan will no longer be working with Steve Mac, who is affiliating himself with BMG, it will be interesting to see what happens in terms of her career and future albums.
She will have to promote and promote, no good sitting in her little town anymore because that won't help sales. You can have the greatest voice in the world but it all comes down to song choices, her last album flopped in so many countries because of the songs. But she's never going to sell 2million+WW again without good singles.
Celine been singing RITD in her Vegas show for a few weeks now, and Adele/Paul will be making loads of $$$ from it and the sales from Celine's album.
21 now the biggest selling album in the world by a UK female singer of all time, shipping 25million albums and sold 26million singles from it (72% of those singles are digital).
Also there are reports that there could be a re-release of 21 this fall.
Adele's 21 also retains its position on the weekly countdown, remaining seventh with sales down 12% to 42,000, while it is the runaway top seller on the half-year rankings having shifted 3.7 million units since the beginning of 2012. That puts it 2.8 million sales ahead of its nearest challenger, Lionel Richie's Tuskegee, and it will now take something special to stop 21 becoming the first album to be the annual best seller two years in a row since Nielsen SoundScan started supplying the market numbers in 1991.