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Williams Rulez
Nov 22nd, 2002, 12:45 PM
Shania’s Selling, and Plenty Are Buying, As Up!, Now 11, Ja Rule Follow

November 20, 2002

Wheeeeee-dogggggies!!!! As expected, country trumps rap this week, as Shania Twain’s eagerly awaited new album, Up! (Mercury Nashville) gallops onto the chart like so many stampeding prairie dogs.
That’s only if you’re listening to the country disc of Twain’s unprecedented two-disc country/pop album. Either way, however, that album appears to be headed for a first week of over 800k, with a shot at 900k before it’s all said and done, according to early reports from national accounts. And that’s a guaranteed #1, cowpoke.

The Twain onslaught will make Jay-Z’s stay at #1 a brief one, but with 600k-plus under his belt after one week, you can bet no tears will stain his Blueprint. Meanwhile, early anlaysis of this year’s Twain effect on retail indicates that an inordinately large share of her sales will be coming from rack accounts (Wal-Mart, etc.). Racks usually lead on big ol’ mainstream country/pop sensations such as Twain, but the early rack numbers are reportedly astounding nonetheless.

Also flying off store shelves is the eleventh installment of the venerable Now series, this one on UTV, featuring hits by Nelly, the Dixie Chicks, Norah Jones and many more. Eearly reports hint that the compilation will have a first week of approximately 300k.

Murder Inc./IDJ’s Ja Rule, meanwhile, looks like he’ll see a first week of more than 200k for his The Last Temptation.

In the latest installment in Epic’s hard-rocking Q4 attack, the much-anticipated debut from Rage/Soundgarden supergroup Audioslave is on track to move 200k for the week, putting it in solid Top 5 contention. Atlantic’s Matchbox Twenty, meanwhile, looks headed for sales of around 150k.

Below that, it's all about another Epic rocker, Mudvayne’s End of All Things to Come, as well as Toni Braxton’s More Than a Woman (Arista) and George Harrison’s Brainwashed (Capitol). Each of these titles should come in at around 100k.

So saddle on up, ride on down to the neighbor’s ranch and spread the news: Shania’s back, and it shore do feel good, even if she is a space-suit wearing, flying-motorcycle-riding science-fiction superhero now. We may not understand it (like most things), but we can still get behind it. Yeeeeeeeeeeeee-hawwwwwwww!!!!

King Aaron
Nov 22nd, 2002, 01:07 PM
:o 900K possible?

Shania, you go girl!

caramel
Nov 22nd, 2002, 01:23 PM
Did you know that the name "Shania" means "I am on my way"? I read it in a magazine.

Harju.
Nov 22nd, 2002, 03:57 PM
I'm one of those 900K people who bought the CD..

Guess what.. it's thousand times better than CA

shirley
Nov 22nd, 2002, 05:06 PM
Shania's album came out over here on Monday. Class!

Luna_Angel_84
Nov 22nd, 2002, 07:13 PM
Got the album ordered so it should arrive tomorrow or Monday! :bounce:

evadafan
Nov 23rd, 2002, 01:43 AM
Of 900K I think that means only 450K people actually bought it. I think each CD in the two CD pack count as a CD towards the count, even though its the same price. I remember this from Garth Brooks's double live album, and there was some controversy over whether the discs should really count towards his record in album sales. So did Shania make one "country" CD and one crap pop one and bundle them together? I like Shania, but I really wish she would go back to "The Woman in Me"
days....


Also, does anyone know what Dixie Chicks song is on the NOW cd???

Williams Rulez
Nov 23rd, 2002, 07:30 AM
I believe Shania's CD is a double CD cause it has more than 100mins of songs on it. Well, last week Jay-Z released a double CD too, not sure if they count it as 2 CDs sold. Quite ridiculous if you ask me cause it is the same price?

Ooo, I bought it too, and it is great! : D

BasicTennis
Nov 23rd, 2002, 07:35 AM
I love her too!!!!

King Aaron
Nov 23rd, 2002, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by evadafan
Of 900K I think that means only 450K people actually bought it. I think each CD in the two CD pack count as a CD towards the count, even though its the same price. I remember this from Garth Brooks's double live album, and there was some controversy over whether the discs should really count towards his record in album sales. So did Shania make one "country" CD and one crap pop one and bundle them together? I like Shania, but I really wish she would go back to "The Woman in Me"
days....


Also, does anyone know what Dixie Chicks song is on the NOW cd???

So one counts as two?

King Lindsay
Nov 23rd, 2002, 02:15 PM
If it's a double CD, every copy sold counts as two. And why shouldn't it?

shirley
Nov 23rd, 2002, 02:22 PM
Shania is great. By the way does anyone have Faith Hill's new album, "Cry"? Is it any good? Is it better than Breathe?



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Continue to go upwards Shania!

Williams Rulez
Nov 24th, 2002, 01:33 AM
It is nice, but not as good as Shania's.

It isn't very country.

evadafan
Nov 24th, 2002, 03:51 AM
I don't think one should count as two when the price is the same as for a single CD.

I like "Cry" from Faith, but I hear the new album isn't very country also.

Williams Rulez
Nov 24th, 2002, 10:26 AM
Hmmm, I can hardly find a country song in her album...

Monica_Rules
Nov 24th, 2002, 11:12 AM
Go Shania!

But have to say so far not very impressed with her new single.Come on over singles were waaaaaaaay better!

Luna_Angel_84
Nov 24th, 2002, 12:47 PM
I got Up! yesterday and love it! It's supposed to be for Crimbo but since my mum is away at a health farm she can't exactly stop me listening to it until she gets home. :p

cyberix
Nov 24th, 2002, 02:42 PM
Shania will be singing live today at the intermission of the Grey Cup final CFL football game. As the house in Edmonton will be packed with 60,000 + fans and millions of viewers I would not be surprised if her CD tops the million mark.
Way to go up grrrlll.

King Aaron
Nov 24th, 2002, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by King Lindsay
If it's a double CD, every copy sold counts as two.

Okay, thanks :)

shirley
Nov 24th, 2002, 06:38 PM
The album reached Number 4 in the UK

Luna_Angel_84
Nov 24th, 2002, 08:18 PM
Should have been number one. Well, should have REALLY been number 2 behind H&Claire, but let's not even go there. :o

Williams Rulez
Nov 25th, 2002, 02:51 AM
Well, number 4 is good... and she's gonna be number 1 in the US! :D

LucasArg
Nov 25th, 2002, 03:01 AM
Horrible music:o

jenny161185
Nov 25th, 2002, 07:14 PM
only number 4??i thought she'd definately be no1 did nt come on over sell something crazy like 30 million? anyway i read somewhere H&CLAIRES album did nt make the top 50 was just wondering what lulu_angel_84 meant

Luna_Angel_84
Nov 25th, 2002, 07:48 PM
I meant that H&Claire should have been number one, but they clocked in at a rather crappy number 58. :o

shirley
Nov 26th, 2002, 05:51 PM
Well she would have been Number 1 if it hadn't have been for Robbie Williams (Westlife & Blue)