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Weezer Album Sales

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:56 pm
by Jake
Rivers posted the following on his myspace blog: For The Statistically Minded
1994 The Blue Album 3,004,160
1996 Pinkerton 784,655
2001 The Green Album 1,549,531
2002 Maladroit 590,718
2005 Make Believe 804,627

The Blue album Reissue 69,778

DVD 78,968

Beverly Hills ITUNES sales 591,164
Pretty interesting stuff.

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:05 pm
by Tom4
I think we can file a class-action suit against Rivers for bringing "We Are All On Drugs" into the world. I want some money back for that traumatic experience.

Re: Weezer Album Sales

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:43 pm
by steve-o
1994 The Blue Album 3,004,160
2002 Maladroit 590,718
2005 Make Believe 804,627
See, it's stuff like that that makes me think there is still some good left in the world. All is as it should be.

On a related note, what's a good site to find stats on record sales and things like that? I have really tried, and had no luck finding anything that isn't a subscription service.

Re: Weezer Album Sales

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:44 pm
by Jake
steve-o wrote:On a related note, what's a good site to find stats on record sales and things like that?
Weekly sales info: Hits.

Total sales: the best bet is to google Billboard like this:

http://www.google.com/search?q=site:billboard.com+"according+to+Nielsen+SoundScan"+weezer

And replace weezer with whatever band you're researching. Of course, you have to look at the date of the Billboard article the info is coming from.

But there's no free access to live Soundscan data.

Re: Weezer Album Sales

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:58 am
by steve-o
Jake wrote: Weekly sales info: Hits.

Total sales: the best bet is to google Billboard like this:

http://www.google.com/search?q=site:billboard.com+"according+to+Nielsen+SoundScan"+weezer

And replace weezer with whatever band you're researching. Of course, you have to look at the date of the Billboard article the info is coming from.

But there's no free access to live Soundscan data.
Cool, thanks. That will help.

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:29 pm
by Jake
Update: As of August 21, 2009:

2008's "Weezer" - 443,000
1994's "Weezer" (a.k.a. "The Blue Album") - 3.3 million
2001's "Weezer" (a.k.a. "The Green Album") - 1.6 million
1996's "Pinkerton" - 852,000

So in the past four years, Blue has sold an additional 300,000, Green has sold around 50,000, and Pink has sold around 47,000. Blue has the most legs, apparently. Not a huge surprise, but I'd've thought Pinkerton would have the longer tail...

Re: Weezer Album Sales

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:38 pm
by jonas
steve-o wrote:
1994 The Blue Album 3,004,160
2002 Maladroit 590,718
2005 Make Believe 804,627
See, it's stuff like that that makes me think there is still some good left in the world. All is as it should be.
Except stuff like this makes me think the world is still a little disordered:
1996 Pinkerton 784,655

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:58 am
by quasarwutwut
Tom4 wrote:I think we can file a class-action suit against Rivers for bringing "We Are All On Drugs" into the world. I want some money back for that traumatic experience.
Agreed. Here, let me pour salt on your wound:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ultOYS0rrbs

I saw this shit on the TV, and then I said, "Oh no you did not."