XSCAPE: Sales & Chart Performance (Week 4)

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Michael Jackson’s ‘XSCAPE’ album and supporting “Love Never Felt So Good” single have continued to perform respectably in markets around the world this week despite slight downward trends on the charts.

In the United States ‘XSCAPE’ came in at #12 on the Billboard 200, down five places after selling 25,000 copies. That brings the album’s U.S. sales to a total of 284,000 copies from its four weeks on the market. “Love Never Felt So Good” dropped just two places this week, landing at #29 on the Hot 100.

On the Worldwide iTunes chart “Love Never Felt So Good” has had another strong week. The single sits at #5 overall today, and has risen as high as #2 and dropped as low as #6 since my last update. The single is in its 45th day on the Worldwide iTunes chart and has never dropped out of the top 10.

In the streaming world the “Love Never Felt So Good” YouTube/VEVO videos continue to perform well. Since my last update they have been streamed 6 million times worldwide collectively. The “Slave to the Rhythm” hologram video has been watched an additional 2 million times in the same period.

The ‘XSCAPE’ album managed to sell another 102,000 copies worldwide this week to land at #5 on the Global Albums chart. This is a strong result considering the album has now been available for more than a month around the world and has not been promoted since May 18 – four weeks ago – on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. So far its total sales stand at 830,000 copies worldwide.

‘XSCAPE’ has now sold 56,000 copies in Japan with weekly sales of nearly 10,000 for a #11 chart spot. The album drops just one spot to #10 on the UK albums chart, while the single drops four spots this week to #16.

The album is returns to the #1 spot in Spain this week, and comes in at #3 in France, #6 in The Netherlands and #7 in Italy. “Love Never Felt So Good” charts at #6 in France, #7 in The Netherlands, #9 in Spain and #10 in Italy.

NOTE: This article will receive live updates over the coming days with chart results and statistics from other regions as those statistics become available. Please check back for those updates.

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