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  • Usher's "Confessions" Sells 1.1 MILLION in first week to Set 3 Year Sales Record

    NEW YORK - Usher's new album "Confessions" sold approximately 1.1 million copies in less than a week, making it the highest-selling album debut since 2001 and a record-setter for an R&B artist, his label, Arista Records, announced Tuesday.

    "Confessions," which features the No. 1 single "Yeah!", will debut atop the Billboard Hot 200 album charts next week.


    "My feeling has always been that 'Confessions' would be a landmark album for me," Usher said in a statement Tuesday evening.


    The album was released March 23. Its strong showing may be another sign the recording industry, which has been in a long slump because of piracy, the illegal Internet downloading of music and other factors, is on the upswing.


    Just last month, Norah Jones (news) became the first act since 'N Sync (news - web sites) to sell more than 1 million copies of an album in its first week. Her disc, "Feels Like Home," sold a little over that figure; 'N Sync's "Celebrity" sold approximately 1.9 million copies in 2001.


    Usher's juggernaut comes a week after Arista ceased to be a freestanding record label. It was folded into parent company BMG's RCA label group, and many of its staff were let go.


    Usher's first-week sales were the best in Arista's 30-year history.


    "I will be eternally grateful to my friends at Arista for making that a reality," the 25-year-old said. "The staff overcame every obstacle to give my record the reception I feel it deserved, and there is no way for me to thank them enough."


    Usher's last album, 2001's "8701," sold more than 3 million copies.
    Palabra a tu madre

  • #2
    i honestly thought eminem had the only fan base big enough to buy 1 million records in the first week. sorry for soundin too groupie but in the age of bootleggin, i thought that shit was impossible nowadays. big ups to usher
    "YouR WoRDS STiCK To You LiKe CRaZy GLue WHeN You DiSS Me
    CuZ THeY JuST BouNCe oFF Me, LiKe BuLLeTS Do 50"
    Emin3m


    i'M FRoM THe CiTY oF GaToRS, HaTeRS i DeaLT WiT THeM DuDeS
    iF You DoNT LiKe Me THeN LiKeLY i MaKe a BeLT WiT Ya SHoeS
    RoYCe Da 5'9

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    • #3
      good job usher. The cd is tight as hell. And he deserves it
      me > you

      (I)

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      • #4
        I think Eminem did 1.7 millions for MMLP in 2000 (that figured even in the guiness book like the biggest sale in a week but apparently n'sync did better...)

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        • #5
          This was on Yahoo since the faggot can't list a source.
          Originally posted by Mycall
          You're in "college".

          And have no lack of maturity.
          Originally posted by RSolo101
          btw u just jelous u cant grow facial hair? lol i could grow a full beard if i really wanted to jsut to let u kno aight

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          • #6
            And mostly just cause of YEAH
            Vets > Norms

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            • #7
              yea his mmlp first week sales was a record for a solo artist, n sync (a group) actually did like 2.4. but the eminem show suffered massive bootleggin, i remember the bootleggin even made national news durin that time and it still sold over 1 million its first week. but if anybody is interested on album sales and shit check out www.rockonthenet.com. i think biggie was the only hip hop artist to successfully go diamond. thats a real record hard to break
              "YouR WoRDS STiCK To You LiKe CRaZy GLue WHeN You DiSS Me
              CuZ THeY JuST BouNCe oFF Me, LiKe BuLLeTS Do 50"
              Emin3m


              i'M FRoM THe CiTY oF GaToRS, HaTeRS i DeaLT WiT THeM DuDeS
              iF You DoNT LiKe Me THeN LiKeLY i MaKe a BeLT WiT Ya SHoeS
              RoYCe Da 5'9

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              • #8
                If Usher can sell this much, I wonder how D12 will do. Guess it depends how "My Band" is doing come April 27th..
                Originally posted by SteWonYou
                sometimes you have to do what you have to do, and that might involve sucking dick
                Originally posted by Temerity
                understood that you don't fuck with Swizz
                Originally posted by Nianco
                Swizz...*Sighs*..I really hate you so much. I just want you to know that.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SwollWop
                  This was on Yahoo since the faggot can't list a source.
                  You fucking kidding me faggot?....What U need the source to list on your term paper about Usher's affects on homosexual wannabe weightlifters like you?........Just cuz I posted it is good enough...fuck a source
                  Palabra a tu madre

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                  • #10
                    i been lookin to download this shit everywhere anybody got a link?
                    Snipe's MySpace
                    SONY BMG

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                    • #11
                      dang Usher

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                      • #12
                        Good shit
                        www.thisisHIPHOPmusic.com

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                        • #13
                          so eminem's MMLP is still a record for fastest sellin' solo album. Usher is is off buy thousands. and he'd still be ontop of Billbroads cuz the #2 is Carl Thomas and he sold only 130,000+ albums!
                          oldskoolavatar

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                          • #14
                            i was gonna post the same thing basically earlier this mornin... but d12world was fuckin up... now that's some record sales for ur ass
                            his last cd has sold 4.7 million im sure this one will do even better... it's a hot album

                            fuck the anti-filesharing fags
                            Last edited by Anthony; 03-31-2004, 03:12 PM.
                            i wanna bleed, show the world all that i hide inside
                            i wanna scream, let the blood flow that keeps me alive

                            MISLED ENT. BAAAAAAAAABY!

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                            • #15
                              i hope D12 World go over a mill the 1st week.
                              oldskoolavatar

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