Veteran Artists Have Five of Top Ten Albums in Projected Sales From Prince, Rob Zombie and Sixx:A.M.

The final projected numbers are in for the week from Hits Daily Double and five of the top ten albums in sales are from veteran artists.

Prince has three of those five with Purple Rain taking over as his top selling album with and estimated 49,470 copies sold for the number 3 position, The Very Best of Prince at number 4 with a projected 44,750 and 1999 at 9 with 19,922. Sales of the three sets were down between 45% and 80% from the week before.

Debuting in the top ten in sales are Rob Zombie's The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser at 6 with estimated sales of 35,771 and Sixx: A.M.'s Prayers For the Damned at number 10 with 18,431.

As we've said before, older artists don't normally add a lot in "sales" when streaming is added but that's not holding true for Prince. On the Sales + Streaming chart, which better predicts the Billboard 200, The Very Best of Prince more than doubles its raw sales number to 100,663, moving it to number 3 while Purple Rain only picks up around 10,000 to move it to 55,915 and number 4.

Zombie is the only other veteran artist to remain in the top ten with his album only picking up about 1,300 additional "sales", positioning it at number 7.

Sixx: A.M. picked up less than 1,000 from streaming which drops it all the way to 23 on Sales + Streaming.

As we predicted, Prince's HITNRUN Phase Two saw a big increase in sales as it moved from Tidal only to all retail sites. Sales for the week were at an estimated 13,221, up 165% from the previous week.

Final numbers and positions will be out on Tuesday.

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