US sales improve, but nothing to boast about

It's hardly cheering though - despite a 3.59% improvement week-on-week, sales were still at their second lowest level in the last 1,000 weeks, at 5,163,000. Ke$ha's Animal sold fewer than 20,500 copies to take 10th place, the lowest tally to earn a place in the top tier since SoundScan started calculating sales in 1991; and fewer than 3,000 sales were required to qualify for a Top 200 placing. Nevertheless, there are healthy numbers for To The Sea, the third number ...

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