Sony Music Entertainment and RCA Records put a lot into marketing Wizkid globally hoping to convert those into numbers. . The project features collaborations with Drake, Major Lazer, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz and Bucie, along with production by Sarz, Diplo, Picard Brothers, Spellz, DJ Mustard and more.
According to information gotten from Chart Data, a music statistics company in the US which collates data from various sources to provide figures from album sales, Wizkid’s “Sounds From The Other Side” didn’t fare too well in the US.
According to data gotten from Chart Data, “Sounds From The Other Side” sold a meagre 6,286 units in its first week in the US. That’s broken down into 2,672 pure album purchase, 6,079 song downloads, 4,510,897 song streams. All of these make up the first week sales for Wizkid.
How important are an album’s first-week sales? In the first calendar year of an album’s release, first-week sales accounted for 24.5% of an album’s sales in 2010, according to Nielsen. That was up from 22.8% in 2009, 22.1% in 2008, 20.4% in 2007 and 18.6% in 2005.
Wizkid still has a lot of work to do if he wants to conquer the US. Although the numbers aren’t in for Europe and other parts of the world where the starboy has a stronger fanbase.
Source: Pulse NG