SoundScanner: How Did First Week Sales Of Yeezus Compare To Kanye’s Other LPs?

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TIMBERLAKE HITS DOUBLE PLATINUM: Justin Timberlake’s vision is now certified double platinum, as The 20/20 Experience crosses the 2 million sales marker this week, its 14th week on the chart. The album sold 32,000 copies this week, enough for a No. 9 finish, bringing its total sales to 2.018 million copies. On the Digital Songs chart, the ex-Mouseketeer’s “Mirrors” is at No. 15 this week (101,000 sales, for a total of 2.15 million) and “Suit and Tie” is at No. 63 (33,000, 2.54 million total), while his seasonally appropriate “Summer Love” – from 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds – comes in at No. 188 this week, with 12,000 sales. Meanwhile, Timberlake still has another album to look forward to this year; the second part of his 20/20 Experience is due out in September.

SABBATH, LONELY ISLAND DOWN: Several of last week’s debuts suffer big falls on this week’s chart. Last week’s No. 1, Black Sabbath’s 13, falls to No. 5 on a 71 percent sales decline. The Lonely Island’s Wack Album dips 70 percent, plunging from No. 10 to No. 45. Goo Goo Dolls’ Magnetic, No. 8 last week, loses 78 percent of its sales, and slides to No. 65. And Jimmy Eat World’s Damage erodes 79 percent, free-falling from No. 14 to No. 83. Speaking collectively for all them: Ouch.

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