Destroying Myths: Fake 10 million sellers Part #2

Justin Timberlake – Futuresex/Lovesounds (2006)

Claimed Sales – 10,000,000
Estimated Sales – 9,600,000

After Justified, Justin Timberlake makes an other entry with Futuresex / Lovesounds. Just like Nelly Furtardo‘s Loose this album was all over the place in 2006 and 2007 when Timbaland producer was hot as hell.

With this album, the artist broke the doors of some markets, relying a bit less on English speaking markets. It still moved a massive 7,0 million of its copies within’ the US, the UK, Canada and Australia, selling enough copies to be 4xPlatinum or more in each of them. In countries like Brazil or Japan his profile increased but that remained weak in comparison to his strongest places.

Futuresex / Lovesounds shipped 4,5 million units during 2006 and 3,5 million during 2007. It kept selling well ever since, even more with the 20/20 album success. Just like Beyonce album, this album is a strong contender to reach 10 million at some point, but once again claims of that achievement came out many, many years before it will eventually happen.

Sources: IFPI, EMI, Universal, BMG, PolyGram, Chartmasters.org. Billboard.
Fake claims coming from Wikipedia, Billboard, Dreyfus, Mediatraffic.

6 thoughts on “Destroying Myths: Fake 10 million sellers Part #2”

  1. Nice work MJD! However, I want to point out that you already mentioned Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope (page 10) on your first Fake 10 million sellers post.

  2. I am curious about best selling soundtracks worldwide. Hope you will cover that in one of your next posts. Great job, thanks!

  3. Beyonce’s 11m was by label but as ‘records'(including single and others). but some fans didn’t know the difference and post it as the album sold 11m. lol
    I love to see your break down on the album.

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