Category Archives: Metal By Numbers

Metal by Numbers: This week was just ‘grate

Posted by on December 17, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The holiday shopping season is in full effect, as many of the artists on the chart have a nice uptick in sales. Whether it’s online shopping or people actually doing it the old fashioned […]

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Metal By Numbers: Metal fans choose rock over bust

Posted by on December 10, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Notable Debuts: AC/DC, Rock or Bust (Columbia) #3, 171,900 sold Quite an impressive bust, eh? Well, not bad, but just six years ago, their last album Black Ice sold an amazing 784,000 copies in its […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/3: Surviving and streaming

Posted by on December 3, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. You may notice that the charts seem a little weird today, especially when you compare them to last week. What’s going on? Well, times they are a-changin’ is what’s going on. Two weeks ago […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/26: Thankful for album sales

Posted by on November 26, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Of course, the only artist that could dethrone Taylor Swift from the top of the charts is One Direction a.k.a. we really want you to like boy bands again. In addition, Christmas music has […]

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Billboard to count streaming music on album chart now

Posted by on November 19, 2014

Each week, we take a look at all the metal stuff that’s happening on the Billboard charts via our Metal by Numbers column. And while it’s a reliable way of seeing who’s buying music every week, it’s only part of the picture. Streaming music has become the preferred way for many to listen to music, and […]

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