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Foo Fighters Blow Everyone Else Away For Second Number 1 Album; Madonna Only Sells 3,800

by VVN Music

There is absolutely no doubt that the Foo Fighters will have the number 1 album in the U.S. on Tuesday.

Projections by Hits Daily Double show sales plus streaming of a projected 130,000 units, almost tripling the total for second place Lil Uzi Vert.

That sales total is also almost purely in units sold via CD, vinyl and digital download.  Pure sales are at 122,000, indicating that there were only about 12 million streams of tracks from the LP during the week (an average of 1.1 million per track). In comparison, Post Malone's "Rockstar" was the top streamed track of the week with almost 37 million streams.

Prophets of Rage, the supergroup made up of members of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, had the second biggest selling album of the week at 21.5 million units sold but gathered even less from streaming which only bumped them to 23.4 million, putting them at 13 on the Hits list.

Gregg Allman's Southern Blood continues to sell well with 15.7 million units in its second frame making it the sixth biggest seller for the week.  There was no bump from streaming, putting it at 24 on the Sales + Streaming chart.

Then there's the astoundingly poor sales of Madonna's new live album Rebel Heart Tour. Over a million people saw the tour when it traveled around the world but, here in the U.S., only an estimated 3,828 were impressed enough to buy a CD of the show.

It is not clear if this number includes only the CD configuration of the set or if it also has the numbers for the DVD/CD and Blu-Ray/CD combos.  If it includes all three formats, then the number is even more unimpressive.

Final numbers will be out on Tuesday.