100 club: Is this the end for blockbuster sales weeks?

Andre Paine

Leading executives have spoken about the increasing challenge of achieving 100,000 first week album sales in the streaming era.

Music Week research has revealed the decline in blockbuster opening sales for albums compared to previous years.

Take That have become the first act to hit 100,000 units in a week so far in 2018. The Music Week cover stars’ reimagined greatest hits, Odyssey (Polydor), opened with sales of 105,721, according to the Official Charts Company. Huge pre-orders from a D2C ...

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