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General => Album Board => Topic started by: Playhouse on September 22, 2015, 02:29:38 PM

Title: 'So There' Debuts at #1 on Billboard Classical Music Chart
Post by: Playhouse on September 22, 2015, 02:29:38 PM
So There debuts at #1 on the Billboard Classical Music chart, the first number 1 record for Ben on any of the charts.

For the week ending October 3, 2015: http://www.billboard.com/charts/classical-albums

In addition, the album debuts at #6 on the Alternative Albums chart, #44 on the Billboard 200 chart, #23 on the Digital Albums chart, #9 on the Top Rock Albums chart, #17 on the Tastemaker Albums chart, and #23 on the Top Album Sales chart.

http://www.billboard.com/artist/281188/ben-folds/chart?f=794
Title: Re: 'So There' Debuts at #1 on Billboard Classical Music Chart
Post by: Steady As She Goes on September 22, 2015, 06:56:10 PM
I think it was a given that it was going to be #1 in classical. I'm still happy for him though.
Title: Re: 'So There' Debuts at #1 on Billboard Classical Music Chart
Post by: Allison on September 22, 2015, 08:00:01 PM
I am disappointed on the Album Sales Chart - Sound of the Life of the Mind came in at 10. But this is a different type of album, and an indie label.
But I am happy that he has a number 1 on any chart!
Title: Re: 'So There' Debuts at #1 on Billboard Classical Music Chart
Post by: rocket21 on September 29, 2015, 07:40:14 AM
Week 2 didn't go too well.

Already out of the Top 200 and other album charts.

Down to #3 on Classical.
Title: Re: 'So There' Debuts at #1 on Billboard Classical Music Chart
Post by: Steady As She Goes on September 29, 2015, 08:36:25 AM
Yeah, I took a look too. Ben is an artist with a big fan base that buys his album on day one, but there probably wasn't much general public interest in this album
Title: Re: 'So There' Debuts at #1 on Billboard Classical Music Chart
Post by: rocket21 on September 29, 2015, 10:05:48 AM
Yeah, I took a look too. Ben is an artist with a big fan base that buys his album on day one, but there probably wasn't much general public interest in this album

I don't think that it helps that the album was completed, but not yet for sale whilst he was touring earlier this year.  I don't understand sitting on it for months when it can be sold digitally (nevermind streaming it for free in advance, when it could simply be sold).
Title: Re: 'So There' Debuts at #1 on Billboard Classical Music Chart
Post by: Playhouse on September 30, 2015, 10:47:15 PM
Week 2 didn't go too well.

Already out of the Top 200 and other album charts.

Down to #3 on Classical.

Sound of the Life was out of the BB 200 chart in its second week as well, after debuting at #10.  It seems to be standard for a Folds album performance.