Thanks to all of you guys that participated in last week’s album sales contest. The winner and also the first person to enter with a guess of 678,000 is Nick Nogales. According to Billboard, Jay-Z sold 680,000 units which easily gave him the #1 spot for the week and the third highest first week sales this year, trailing Rascal Flatts (722,000) and Justin Timberlake (684,000). Impressive, but some people believe the sales are actually disappointing considering the marketing push the record had.
In any case, it’s time for the next contest and while this week sees far less major releases in comparison to the rest of the month, a lot of people are wondering what kind of numbers The Clipse will do. It’s a tough one to call because despite the duo having the internet going nutz and the critics giving it near perfect scores, with the album leaks and the stupid buying public it’s a hard one to predict.
- Predict the first week album sales for Hell Hath No Fury below in the comments.
- Predictions after Sunday (December 3 will be disqualified)
- $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com
*Check out the Week in Preview feature to see what else was released.
**Whoever is closest to actual sales figures from Soundscan. No Price is Right rules in effect (i.e. you can still win if your guess is over the actual sales figures.)
***This contest is open to everyone including Prefix staffers.