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Diana Ross Has Fifth Biggest Selling Album of the Week, Cranberries Put Four in Sales Top Fifty

by VVN Music

Diana Ross had a bit of a strange roll out for her latest hits collection, Diamond Diana: The Legacy Collection. The album was released in November as a download, where it hardly made a blip on the sales chart, and then on CD on January 12.

That physical release of the album has caught the eye of her many fans giving her sales of 14,000 copies in the first week and putting her at number 5 on the Hits Daily Double sales chart for the week.

Unfortunately, the album only picked up a little over 270 units due to streaming so Diana's final position on the Sales + Streaming chart, which is the same method used by Billboard for their top 200, puts her down at 28.

The Cranberries put four albums on the top 50 in sales in the aftermath of Dolores O'Riordan's death.
  • Stars: The Best of 1992 - 2002 (10,600 sales / #10)
  • Something Else (2,900 sales / #41) 
  • No Need to Argue (2,800 sales / #45)
  • Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (2,800 sales / #46). 
Only Stars had enough in streaming to keep in in the the top 50 of the Sales + Streaming chart at number 15. 

Joe Satriani opened with 9,900 in sales, putting him on the Hits Daily Double chart at 11 although he drops to 47 on Sales + Streaming with only about 400 added units.

At 18 on the Sales only chart is Corrosion of Conformity with No Cross No Crown on sales of 6,800. They didn't make the top 50 on Sales + Streaming. 

Among older albums, Eminem's Revival saw a 31% drop in sales for the week with 11,200 (#8). His album is getting strong streaming support, adding over 15,000 units and keeping him at number 9 on Sales + Streaming. 

Kenny Chesney's live album, Live in No Shoes Nation, is also selling very well in the new year with 8,100 sold for number 15 on the Sales chart but, with little in additional streaming, it misses out on the overall top 50. 

Final positions will be announced on Tuesday.