Physical Singles Sales
As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 3 to 1 ratio between one album and one physical single.
Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010) – 38,000 equivalent albums
Grenade – 50,000
Just the Way You Are – 50,000
The Lazy Song – 25,000
Unorthodox Jukebox (2012) – 12,000 equivalent albums
Locked Out of Heaven – 20,000
Treasure – 10,000
When I Was Your Man – 10,000
24K Magic (2016) – 0 equivalent albums
No physical single released.
Orphan – 24,000 equivalent albums
It Will Rain – 10,000
Nothing On You – 5,000
Billionaire – 5,000
Young, Wild & Free – 10,000
Uptown Funk – 50,000
I’m sure you have started to be familiar with the evolution of the physical market of singles! The market was dead every nation but in Japan and GSA countries (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) by 2010. International stars sold virtually no physical singles in Japan so it is all down to Germany which remained somewhat relevant there with 4,3 million CDs sold in 2010. To give you a rough idea, that’s a market good enough to hit 100,000 with one of the biggest hits of the year, 50,000 units with a #1 single, 20,000 units for a solid Top 5 smash and 10,000 units for most tracks that made the Top 10 various weeks.
A total of 11 of Bruno‘s singles were issued physically in at least one market with nearly 250,000 sales overall. A small part of Uptown Funk‘s sales come from elsewhere thanks to its 12″ European release.