First week: 964k
After 19 weeks: 1,934,000 http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=86895
First week: 691k
After 52 weeks: 1,336,000 http://www.billboard.com/search/?Nty=1&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallparti...
-After a full year still 52% of the Curtis sales were in the first week
For Comparison, Graduation
First week: 957k
After 52 weeks: 2,116,000 http://www.billboard.com/search/?Nty=1&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallparti...
-After a full year, 45% of the Graduation sales were in the first week
CLEARLY interscope is the one buying up albums in the first week. Question is, will they do it again this time around? What do you think?
And you're the same guy who's been wonderin' why the forum is dead...
That shit is PURE comedy!
Seriously? Why would any label buy that many albums of only ONE artist on it's roster? It makes no sense. It's bad business. You invest money (hundreds of thousands or millions) to put out an album and then spend the same amount to buy it? Why? It puts you DEEP in the red. People with such a dumb a** mindset do not bother to think these things through.
As far as number go- it depends on how you want to look at things. You want to compare these albums. Ok. But we could also look at their entire discography.
Wayne has 9 studio albums with a combined total sales (within one year including The Carter IV) of 11 million.
50 has 4 studio albums with a combined total sales within one year (US only) of 14 million. Within one year worldwide, his sales were 21 million.
I don't know what your goal is, but your comparison is dumb to me.