Athlete sprint to the top of albums chart

Singles may not be selling in large quantities at the moment but they continue to be the best way to bring attention to an album, as Athlete's experience proves, writes Alan Jones.

Two weeks after Wires, the introductory single from the band's second album Tourist, debuted at number four on sales and topped the airplay chart, the album debuts at number one, with excellent first week sales of 83,370. That's more than 10 times as many copies as their debut ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start your 4 week Free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article.

Sign up for your free trial to Music Week, the no 1 weekly trade magazine for anyone who needs to understand the business of music. For four whole weeks we will provide you with great, in-depth journalism that gets right inside the business of music in print and 24/7 online. With both the print and digital edition you will be able to enjoy the whole Premium experience of a subscription to Music Week - absolutely free.

Start your free trial


If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...