Elite 100: Jonas Brothers Sell 408,200 Albums In A Week
So, maybe you heard the Jonas Brothers released an album? 408,200 consumers heard, because that is how many people purchased one of their albums in the week ending June 13, an absolutely astonishing figure.
Kevin, Nick and Joe delighted fans with the release of Happiness Begins June 7, logging a total 473,800 album units, with 60,200 song sales and 83.1 million on-demand streams. The Bros’ astronomical album sales number – which bests the combined total for the rest of the chart in that category – is the highest total album unit count recorded on an Elite 100 Artists chart in 2019.
For context, the next highest total album unit count in 2019 was Billie Eilish when her WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? album dropped for the week ending April 4, when she logged 379,700 album units, largely on 173,300 album sales and 236 million on-demand streams. This week, Eilish came in at No. 2, though Drake (No. 3) led the in the on-demand streams category, with 105.6 million.
The Jonas Brothers have a full arena tour planned throughout the last four months of 2019, their first time hitting the road in six years. Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw will support that Live Nation-produced tour.
In addition to Happiness Begins, the band released Music From Chasing Happiness in May to accompany the Amazon original film “Chasing Happiness” about the life and work of the Jonas Brothers.
The Jonas Brothers broke fans hearts in 2013 after calling off a 19-date fall tour two days before its scheduled start due to a “deep rift within the band,” but they were a box office behemoth in 2009, with $96.6 million grossed and 1.56 million tickets reported sold on the year.
Luke Combs also dropped a new project, The Prequel EP, June 7, which got him to No. 4 on the week, with 82,700 total album units. His strongest category was song sales, with 95,800. A good chunk of those are likely the single “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” the music video for which dropped in May.
Combs won the ACM’s best new male artist award earlier this year and will continue touring North American arenas and amphitheaters into December.
Santana also released a new project, Africa Speaks, with Buika. That album got him to No. 5 for the week. His strongest metric, by far, was album sales, of which he logged 64,400.
Santana is promised at multiple 50th anniversary celebrations of Woodstock this year. One is essentially a concert series at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The other is the embattled Woodstock 50 festival, which has had its original financial backers and previously announced venue withdraw from all affiliation with the event, though promoters are still working hard to make it happen.
Avicii climbed to No. 23 after the posthumous release of Tim.
Several rappers launched new projects for the week, propelling up the charts. Future (No. 6), who also just announced a tour with Meek Mill, dropped SAVE ME; Polo G (No. 13) released Die A Legend, and also recently announced he signed with Andrew Lieber’s MAC Agency; Tyga (No. 32) unveiled Legendary, which includes his mega-hit “Taste”; Kevin Gates (No. 34) was still riding the success of the Only The Generals Gon Understand EP; and Tee Grizzley (No. 44) dropped Scriptures.
Next week’s chart will include data for projects from Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Montgomery Gentry, Bastille, Goldlink, Two Door Cinema Club, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Jean Deaux, X Ambassadors, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Iron & Wine + Calexico, Baroness, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and Bill Callahan.
Also, be on the lookout for new projects from Willie Nelson, The Raconteurs, YFN Lucci, Mark Ronson, Aaron Watson, Benny The Butcher, Collective Soul, Hollywood Vampires, and a posthumous release from Prince.