Predict first week Uk sales for the Magic Whip

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How many copies do you think The Magic Whip sell in the UK in first week of its release?

Less than 25,000
1
3%
25,000 to 49,999
11
31%
50,000 to 74,999
7
19%
75,000-99,999
9
25%
100,000 to 125,000
4
11%
Over 125,000
4
11%
 
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Predict first week Uk sales for the Magic Whip

Post by Neal Zeal » 25 Apr 2015, 22:15

I'll have to check these but I think All Day Robots sold around 20,000 and Think Tank about 40,000 in week 1. Great Escape will have sold close to 200,000.
But how will TMW fare? Tons of things to take into account. The massive gap since the last album, the generally very good reviews, pretty good but not spectacular airplay for Lonesome Street, lots of other promotion (TV, radio, music mags etc).

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Re: Predict first week Uk sales for the Magic Whip

Post by Neal Zeal » 25 Apr 2015, 22:16

To get the (proverbial) ball rolling, I reckon it'll sell around 80,000.

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Post by tom_cas1 » 25 Apr 2015, 22:26

A lot.
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Re: Predict first week Uk sales for the Magic Whip

Post by Rubi » 25 Apr 2015, 22:50

Enough to get #1.

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Post by AdvertBreak » 25 Apr 2015, 22:55

Easy #1, but no, not TGE's 200,000 :lol: (where it outsold the rest of the first week combined)

Of course, it should do because its that good, but oh well, at least it will peak at the top. 60,000 my guess.

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Post by 101reykjavik » 25 Apr 2015, 23:11

I have no idea on numbers. I don't really know what albums sell these days (really commercial stuff). My gut tells me No. 1 album in the UK though, and then knocked off in week two by bloody Mumford and Sons.
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Post by Neal Zeal » 26 Apr 2015, 06:59

101reykjavik wrote:I have no idea on numbers. I don't really know what albums sell these days (really commercial stuff). My gut tells me No. 1 album in the UK though, and then knocked off in week two by bloody Mumford and Sons.
Number one albums have sold between around 20,000 and 100,000 this year. Think Noel Gallagher sold around 90,000 but the oasis fan base was always bigger than blur's, and Gallagher's single had more airplay, so I reckon around 80,000 is more likely.

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Post by Pasta » 26 Apr 2015, 09:29

Neal Zeal wrote:
101reykjavik wrote:I have no idea on numbers. I don't really know what albums sell these days (really commercial stuff). My gut tells me No. 1 album in the UK though, and then knocked off in week two by bloody Mumford and Sons.
Number one albums have sold between around 20,000 and 100,000 this year. Think Noel Gallagher sold around 90,000 but the oasis fan base was always bigger than blur's, and Gallagher's single had more airplay, so I reckon around 80,000 is more likely.
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They've absolutely rinsed the Magic Whip on 6 music

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Post by Sean » 26 Apr 2015, 09:44

If I remember rightly, MLIR sold around 40,000 at the time - which was deemed an absolutely gigantic failure.

I think TMW will sell around the same - but in these times of course 40,000 wouldn't be a bad return.
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Post by JackS » 26 Apr 2015, 12:31

Neal Zeal wrote:
101reykjavik wrote:I have no idea on numbers. I don't really know what albums sell these days (really commercial stuff). My gut tells me No. 1 album in the UK though, and then knocked off in week two by bloody Mumford and Sons.
Number one albums have sold between around 20,000 and 100,000 this year. Think Noel Gallagher sold around 90,000 but the oasis fan base was always bigger than blur's, and Gallagher's single had more airplay, so I reckon around 80,000 is more likely.
NGHFB's first album singles were all over the radio, but I genuinely can't tell you what any tracks off his new album sound like. Haven't heard anything on the radio from him.

Lonesome Street, however, seems to be on 6 Music at least almost every single time I turn it on at the moment.

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Post by Pasta » 26 Apr 2015, 13:35

The entire of the Magic Whip is on 6 music a list right now, you can't not hear a track from it if you listen to it


Lonesome street is on radio 2 b list

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Post by dannnn » 26 Apr 2015, 13:38

13 did about 120k in its first week and that was in the 90s and of the back of Tender which was huge. Therefore even 80k is optimistic. I'd say 50k.

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Post by tom_cas1 » 26 Apr 2015, 20:00

The Magic Whip is currently at #7 on the iTunes album chart from pre-orders alone.
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Post by TripleJay97 » 26 Apr 2015, 20:17

It annoys me that all of the top 3 are compilations. People don't care for albums anymore...
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Re: Predict first week Uk sales for the Magic Whip

Post by elasticaman » 26 Apr 2015, 23:06

id say 70k physical & digital combined is a reasonable expectation based on preorders (something that wasnt around when 13 came out), but i expect a number 1 for the first week and then a rapid slide down the chart, out of the top 40 within a month

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