The song becomes his sixth No. 1 on the radio airplay tally, pulling him even with Bruno Mars for the most leaders among males
Justin Timberlake ties the record for the most No. 1s (six) by a male on Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart (which launched the week of Oct. 3, 1992), as “Mirrors” rises 2-1. He equals the sum of Bruno Mars, who tallied his sixth No. 1 last month with “When I Was Your Man.” (Mars, meanwhile, debuts at No. 29 with his new single “Treasure,” which he performed last night to open the Billboard Music Awards; all charts will be refreshed Thursday (May 23) on Billboard.com.)
damn …. when Justin touches something it turns to gold, we knew this, but I’m sure we didn’t expect it to happen three weeks in a row.
The 20/20 experience is sitting happily perched at the top of the billboard 200 charts for the third week straight since it’s debut on March 19th. Should be try out luck and bet on a fourth week?
Timberlake’s latest could be the first album since Taylor Swift’s “Red” to spend its first three weeks at No. 1.
It looks like Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” will spend a third consecutive week atop the Billboard 200 chart next week. The set could sell in the range of 150,000 to 170,000, Billboard estimates, based on the sales patterns of the last couple albums that debuted with a half-million or more.
We’ll have a more exact sales projection for “20/20″ in the next day or two. The new Billboard 200 chart’s top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, April 10.
If “20/20″ holds for a third week at No. 1, it will be the first set to spend its first three weeks at the top since “Red” did so on the charts dated Nov. 10 through Nov. 24, 2012. (“Red” then left the top slot for three weeks, only to return for another four-week engagement at No. 1.)
The last male artist to rule for his first three weeks was nearly three years ago, when Eminem’s “Recovery” spent its first three frames at No. 1 (July 10 through July 24, 2010).
Next week’s top debut should be country trio The Band Perry with its “Pioneer” album. The act’s second set might sell around 110,000, according to industry sources, and bow at No. 2. Their self-titled debut debuted and peaked at No. 4 in 2010 with 53,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The smash set has gone on to sell 1.5 million in the U.S. and was the No. 6 best-selling country album of 2011.
The second-highest entry next week could come from Tyler, the Creator with his second studio album, “Wolf.” It may shift around 75,000 to 80,000 copies. His last set, “Goblin,” debuted and peaked at No. 5 in 2011 off a 45,000 start.
Other albums aiming for a top 10 start include New Kids on the Block’s “10″ (50,000) and Killswitch Engage’s “Disarm the Descent” (45,000).
The number keep going up and up, will justin make it a second week???
Justin Timberlake to fans: I’m ‘speechless’ over impressive first week album sales for ‘20/20 Experience’
Justin Timberlake tweeted a special message to his fans Wednesday for their support of ‘The 20/20 Experience.’ ‘Numbers go up, numbers go down. I just hope this album makes your summer. You already made mine #bestfansever.’
Justin Timberlake is doing a celebratory song and dance about his album sales.
“The 20/20 Experience” hit nearly one million in its first week and Timberlake is so extremely proud that it’s left him searching for the right words to express it.
“Whoa … Speechless. Shocked,” he tweeted Wednesday.
The album, Timberlake’s first in six years, sold 968,000 units making it his best solo debut ever and he gives all the credit to his fans.
“Numbers go up, numbers go down. I just hope this album makes your summer,” he continued. “You already made mine #bestfansever.”
Not only did the project top Timberlake’s musical efforts but it’s succeeded any other album’s opening week this year including Grammy-winning Mumford and Sons.
Timberlake’s hosting stint on Saturday Night Live and weeklong residency on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in early March could have definitely helped in generating mass appeal for “Experience.” Not to mention releasing his hit songs “Suit & Tie” with Jay-Z and “Mirrors.”
This record not only debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts but it beat his last album’s sales by a long shot. In 2006, JT brought sexy back with “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” which sold 684,000 in comparison to his current body of work coming in just shy of a million.
To keep the interest going and growing and in an effort to show gratitude to his fans, the singer hinted at a special surprise coming soon.
“I’m gonna find a way to show my appreciation to you ladies and gents this week … Stay tuned. #finderskeepers,” he added.
E! Online speculated that it could be a good old game of scavenger hunt for tickets to his highly anticipated “Legends of Summer” tour with Hov.
In case you had any doubt, Billboard has made it official: Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience will debut at #1 when the albums chart is released Wednesday.
That part was inevitable. The real question was whether the singer, who has kept fans waiting since 2006 for a new album, would be able to sell 1 million records in the first week. This has become a nearly impossible feat in the digital download age, but Taylor Swift accomplished it in October, moving 1.2 million units of her album Red, giving Swift the highest first-week album sales in a decade. Surely Justin Timberlake could dethrone her?
Well, according to Nielsen SoundScan, it was not meant to be. The 20/20 Experience moved 968,000 copies. Though it’s not a milli, the figure is still impressive: Billboard said it is the 19th-largest week for an album since SoundScan started tracking data in 1991.
Proving that JT has been on top for a while, the champs for the all-time best-selling week are from Timberlake’s past life, when a little group called ‘NSYNC dropped an album titled No Strings Attached. Back on April 8, 2000, that album sold 2.42 million copies and easily reached #1 on the Billboard 200. (‘NSYNC, by the way, released their debut album 15 years ago.)
Justin will get another chance to dominate the charts when Volume 2 of The 20/20 Experience is released. But as ubiquitous as the singer was leading up to the first volume, what else is left for him to do?
Keith Caulfield, associate director of charts/retail for Billboard magazine, told MTV News earlier this week that Justin had made all the right moves. “He’s not really doing anything wrong and, in fact, has done everything right,” Caulfield said of the media blitz around the album. “He’s been very careful in the kind of promotion he’s done for the album, and it’s paid off.”
Just last week, Timberlake released the video for “Mirrors,” the second clip from the album, an emotional piece different enough from “Suit & Tie” to get even more people onboard The 20/20 Experience.
Justin Timberlake’s new “The 20/20 Experience” album is selling at an extraordinary rate in the U.S. Industry sources are forecasting that the pop super star’s set could sell as many as 750,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 24. That number could even grow larger — with 800,000 seemingly within range — as the week progresses.
“20/20,” released yesterday, March 19, is Timberlake’s first album since 2006′s “FutureSex/LoveSounds.” With “20/20″ on course for a 750,000 start, it will easily notch Timberlake’s best sales week ever, bypassing “FutureSex’s” debut of 684,000 (according to Nielsen SoundScan).
On March 11, before “20/20″ had even come out, sources initially estimated that the RCA Records album was on track to move at least 500,000 in its debut week. As we reported then, that forecast was likely to grown larger once the album reached retailers. Suffice it to say: It did.
iTunes is reportedly leading the way in terms of sales of “20/20,” with Target blowing through its stock as well. The latter was the only retailer with an exclusive version of the album. Target’s deluxe CD edition includes two bonus songs unavailable anywhere else: “Dress On” and “Body Count.”
If “20/20″ moves 750,000 or more, it will mark the largest sales week for an album by a male artist since 2010, when Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter IV” shifted 964,000 when it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 dated Sept. 17. The last album, overall, to sell more than 750,000 was Taylor Swift’s “Red,” which blew in at No. 1 with 1.2 million on the Nov. 10, 2012 list.
Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” became his first solo U.K. No. 1 single for six-and-a-half years on Sunday’s new sales charts, as Emeli Sandé’s “Our Version of Events” stayed atop the album survey.
Timberlake’s one previous chart-topping single in the U.K. was “SexyBack” in September 2006. That came after three of his releases peaked at No. 2 (“Like I Love You,” “Cry Me A River” and “Rock Your Body”), as would another straight afterwards, “My Love” featuring TI. He’s had two other singles bestsellers as a collaborator, on Timbaland’s “Give It To Me” in 2007, with Nelly Furtado, and Madonna’s “4 Minutes” in 2008, also featuring Timbaland.
“Mirrors” outstripped south London band Bastille’s “Pompeii” by some 13,000 sales last week, according to the Official Charts Company.
“Pompeii” follows Bastille’s No. 21 success last October with “Flaws,” and both tracks are on their debut album “Bad Blood,” released in the U.K. today (Monday). One Direction’s Comic Relief single “One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks),” which topped the chart last week, fell to No. 3.
East London rapper Wiley scored a third top ten hit with “Reload,” featuring Chip (formerly known as Chipmunk), at No. 9. Pink’s “Just Give Me A Reason,” featuring Nate Ruess, climbed 16-10.
Sandé’s album sales had advanced to 1.66 million by last Saturday at midnight, as “Events” spends a 55th consecutive week in the U.K. top ten. That’s second only for a debut album behind the Beatles’ 62 weeks for “Please Please Me” in 1963 and ’64, a record Sandé is on course to overtake at the end of April.
Mumford & Sons held at No. 2 on the new chart with “Babel,” with the “Les Miserables” score album back up 5-3 and Island’s Ben Howard steady at No. 4 with “Every Kingdom.” Four new titles started inside the top ten, led by “Amok,” the debut album by Atoms For Peace, featuring Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, their producer Nigel Godrich and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers.
West End musical star and show tunes vocalist Michael Ball debuted at No. 8 with “Both Sides Now,” his 18th chart album and sixth top tenner in an album chart career dating back to 1992. Josh Groban, meanwhile, made the U.K. album top ten for the first time with “All That Echoes.”
Former Smiths mainstay and widely-travelled collaborator Johnny Marr made his chart debut in his own name with “The Messenger,” a new entry at No. 10.
London indie band Palma Violets just missed out on a top ten debut at No. 11 with “180.” Further down the chart, there was a No. 24 start for “Lost In You” (Sony), a new studio set by 80-year-old veteran entertainer Petula Clark.
Modern-day progressive music figurehead Steven Wilson, of Porcupine Tree, entered at No. 28 with his solo set “The Raven That Refused To Sing.” UMTV/Universal’s “BRIT Awards 2013″ collection started a second week atop the compilation chart.