Bon Jovi Headed Back to Number 1 With Deluxe "This House is Not For Sale"

by VVN Music

Bon Jovi's first album without Richie Sambora, This House is Not For Sale, has had an amazingly convoluted history.

Released on November 4, 2016, the album shot to number 1 but, in week two, it plummeted to number 43, a new and still standing record for the biggest drop from number 1 on the Billboard 200. Estimates have put total sales for the album at around 200,000 in the 15 months since release.

That's why it is such a surprise that the biggest "selling" album for the week and what looks like the number 1 album overall (with streaming) is This House is Not For Sale. Estimates put the "sales" at 130,400 and 131,000 with streaming, giving it a 32,000 unit lead over number 2 Black Panther soundtrack according to Hits Daily Double.  That's more than the 128,000 that the album sold during its 2016 premier week.

Then there's the reason that the "sales" of the album are so high. The majority of those units are from fans redeeming the album voucher they received when they bought tickets for the new leg of their tour supporting the album.

Justin Timberlake continues to sell his album Man of the Woods in decent numbers.  Last week it moved 14,100 copies, putting it at number 6 for the week.  With streaming, the album hits 26,600 and puts it at 11.

The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band re-surges after a profile on CBS' 60 minutes with 6,700 in sales putting it at 18; however, there was little in the way of streaming so it doesn't make the overall top 50 albums.

Final numbers will be out on Tuesday.

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