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Old 03-03-2002, 01:38 PM   #1
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Week 70

The first Grammy Awards effects are visible in this week's UK charts. ATYCLB rises 33 spots in the UK charts although only 2 out of 7 days that counted for this week's chart were after the Grammies.

Here is the full UK run:

1-4-10-20-25-26-28-29-29-23
17-12-12-7-7-8-10-3-6-8
12-14-23-30-39-41-49-54-65-60
53-47-47-58-65-56-47-37-30-23
22-15-16-23-34-42-53-66-83-76
74-60-50-57-69-83-71-54-61-60
64-56-60-76-95-98-?-113-97-64

Chart position for week 67 is not known.

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The Big news in week 69/70 since we don't know the post Grammy sales in the USA yet is DOWN UNDER! Here first is the list of countries that ATYCLB charts in this week.

USA #28
UK #64
Ireland #23
Denmark #85
Netherlands #45
France #132
Australia #19
Canada #24
Brazil #39
Total Global sales for ATYCLB this week are estimated at 58,201 with 36,086 of that number in the USA. Total sales in the USA to date are 3,521,142 while total Global sales for ATYCLB now stand at 10,423,418! The big news Down Under is that ATYCLB burst on to the Australian top 50 at #19! In BRAZIL ATYCLB jumps back in the top 50 chart at #39! ATYCLB has currently sold over 400,000 copies in Brazil alone!
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Yeeeapppp.......Grammys had a profound effect on Australia, but I'm surprised it jumped so high. I'd say next week it'll rise to No. 17.......then fall, unless there is some other factor here at play

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With about 10% of the data in, ATYCLB rises up from #33 to #24 on the HitsDailyDouble charts. While this rise is nice, both the "O Brother..." soundtrack and Keys' album are in the top 10.

Of course, I wouldn't put too much faith in those numbers just yet. Hits also has Creed dropping from #6 to #19, which I doubt will happen in reality.
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Wow! Now with 20% of the data in, ATYCLB sky-rockets back into the Top 10 on Hits. All three big Grammy winners are in the Top 10 - along with new releases from Alannis and Cher. Could be an interesting week on the charts.

I'd love to see U2 sneak into the Top 10 - even at #10 - just for a week. ATYCLB spent only two scant weeks there when it debuted and it deserves more.
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That is great news, DoctorWho, please keep us updated thru the day!
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That is great news, DoctorWho, please keep us updated thru the day!
Just to help out, with almost 30% in U2 are at 9. Looks like they will sell 80,000 + this week.

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At this rate, somebody should post the good news at the end of the day in EYKIW

Can you even imagine if ATYCLB HAD won the best Album grammy????? whoa
It's best to wait until either the HITS data is complete or we get actual SoundScan data (usually on Wed. morning) before we cross-post this info. in another forum.

As for "Album of the Year" - I agree, ATYCLB probably would have sold more, but I'm not sure if it would have jumped up to #1 or #2 at this point. That's only because the album has been out for SO long now (70 weeks). Plus, the "O Brother..." soundtrack simply has been more popular than ATYCLB.

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HITS Daily Double Update:
With 54% reporting, U2 is holding strong at the number 9 spot, with sales of 51,100 copies!!! This is great news, and they are only 2,200 copies from the #5 spot and seem entrenched in the top ten given the #11 spot has sales of 45,000.

Interestingly, that #11 spot is held by India.Arie. Despite getting shut out at the Grammies, hers is the 4th largest jump of the top 50 mainstays after the big 3 winners (O Brother #2, Keys #5, U2 #9). Alanis has a sizeable lead at #1 and O Brother is firmly in place at #2, both eclipsing the 100K mark already.

At the current pace, U2 will fall just shy of the 100K sales mark, projected they would be at about 95,000. However, HITS chart history has indicated U2 fall slightly in the final count, so I'd expect 80,000+ as the more realistic final number. Nevertheless, this is a significant spike and may just be enough to get U2 into the top 10 in the Billboard charts!!

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At this rate, somebody should post the good news at the end of the day in EYKIW

Can you even imagine if ATYCLB HAD won the best Album grammy????? whoa
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Now here's to wondering if 'walk on' winning the big award and being re-released to radio is going to have any effect in the coming weeks? Also maybe folks will see that 4 songs won big and go out and buy it, plus watching the opening performance of 'walk on'.
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Hello,

The Dutch album charts are updated again (and even before the single charts are, which is exceptional). So, here are the results of the Dutch jury (Numbers courtesy of Mega Top 100, http://web.planet.nl/music/charts/megatop100/ ).
ATYCLB drops a few positions and lands at #51 in its 69th chart week. I don't expect that the Grammy awards have much influence on U2's record sales here, if any at all. The Dutch papers did report that they were one of the big winners that night, but generally the news was stuffed away in some small corner. As the highlights of the show were only broadcasted by the BBC on Friday at midnight I don't think many saw U2's performance. Still, the album does very well, considering that some big releases debuted on the charts this week.
The total run of ATYCLB so far is:
1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-6-7
6-5-7-6-6-6-5-6-1-2
8-12-16-25-30-36-38-40-45-48
49-43-39-39-45-42-36-27-15-7
6-6-14-25-29-39-37-43-55-47
38-65-60-66-69-80-81-65-57-61
44-41-44-41-56-58-52-45-51
(all information prior to week 40 with many thanks to Flying Padre Jr.)

The Best Of 1980-1990 also drops a bit as it falls 4 positions to #57. It's now on the charts for 115 weeks.
The Best Of 1980-1990's (4th?) chart run is:
86-46-37-45-62-57-61-56-63-45
47-64-63-65-74-73-53-57

The new #1 album in the Netherlands is a best of by the most popular Dutch singer of the last few years and outsold the #2 (Alanis Morissette) by 2:1.

As the single charts are not updated yet, I don't have information on that one. There are, however, no U2 singles on the chart.

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with 69.99% of sales in U2 is at 7, with sales of 63,372. At one point they reached the dizzy heights of 5. So, still on track to finish in the top 10 with 80,000 - 90,000 sales this week.

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DOH! I just posted and see that Mike beat me to this with the data. Therefore, I'll just edit my post.

I just hope HITS is fairly accurate this week - I'd love to see ATYCLB back into the Top 10 again!

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Just thought I'd pass on some crazy numbers. Currently on hits U2 is at #9 with 71,141 with 87% in. That's fine and all, but what seems crazy to me is that it appeared early on that Alanis had #1 well in hand and O Brother would take #2 but as of now, with 87% in, O Brother is at #2 but only 1,400 copies behind Alanis now and about 4,000 from the 200,000 mark. WOW...

One could only imagine what might have been...

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Yep, they apparently got the sales figures in from the South. O Brother is just behind Alanis and Alan Jackson is not #20 anymore. It seems as if U2 will reach the top 10 at Hits and hopefully they can even get to #7 (I'd be very happy if they end above J-Lo).

BTW, with the numbers for #1 and #2 this close and with the knowledge that Hits regularly has some wrong numbers, who wants to bet that Hits predicts the wrong #1? It doesn't matter whether it's Alanis or O Brother, who's with me that the other one will be #1 at Billboard?

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Old 03-05-2002, 03:13 PM   #17
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Hey Jezebel!

Great to hear from you again! I hope we can run into each other on the next tour in say 2004 the way it looks now. Wouldn't you love to hear my conversation with the shrink.

Doctor - "So explain your problem."

Me - "Well, I have been trying to spread the music of U2 to the rest of the world. I make copies of bootlegs, tidy up U2 sections in music stores, send messages to DJs, travel around the country going to concerts, buy every U2 recorded piece of music I can lay my hands on, spread the word on Drop the Debt, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, etc. and assist in every which way I can to help Bono save the world. My family & friends think I'm nuts."

Doctor - "Try listening to the music by the likes of N'Sync or Brittney Spears and you will have no interest in trying to save the world."

Now clean up those record stores for me in Joshua Tree, CA!
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I should have added that Hits final shows ATYCLB in 8th with a little over 82,000 copies sold. Should be good enough for top 10 on Billboard. Great week but lets see if these numbers can carry for another week.

Any guesses as to how big a drop we may see the week after the Grammy surge? I am guessing about 30%.
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cm, sometimes I tidy up the U2 section myself. other times I have had to bring the stores attention to the fact that they are out of ATYCLB.

Anyway, as for the sales drop after the grammys, it will be tricky. You have to remember that the sales we are seeing now are for last week. The only grammy effect is happening for people that went out and bought the grammy winning albums on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. So I think we can continue to see a continued grammy effect on next weeks chart as well. If it will be sustained at the same level remains to be seen.

Congrats to U2 for the jump! We will see tomorrow where they are on billboard. My guess is number 10.
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cm, sometimes I tidy up the U2 section myself. other times I have had to bring the stores attention to the fact that they are out of ATYCLB.

Okay, you guys are nuts And you should go see the doctor-just NOT Doctorwho
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