Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Eclipse" Soundtrack Debuts At #2 On Billboard 200!

Eclipse Soundtrack Cover
Last week, there were predictions that the Eclipse soundtrack would be coming in at #1. Since then, we've all been waiting anxiously to hear the results...well, today Billboard revealed that the Eclipse soundtrack debuted at #2! Yes, it's not #1, but still for a soundtrack - debuting at #2 is rather good! If you haven't yet purchased the soundtrack, what are you waiting for?!

It was Team Jacob and Team Edward versus the Gleeks this past week in the race to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as the "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" soundtrack went up against the latest installment of the "Glee" soundtrack series -- "Journey to Regionals."

Well, Gleeks rejoice! The "Journey to Regionals" EP debuts at No. 1 with 152,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, besting the "Eclipse" album at No. 2 with 144,000.

The new "Glee" set is the fifth soundtrack album release from "Glee" since the TV series launched a year ago on Fox, and the third "Glee" set to hit No. 1 following "The Power of Madonna" EP and "The Music: Volume 3 - Showstoppers."

Last week, industry prognosticators initially thought "Eclipse" was a good bet for No. 1, with a possible first week tally of around 140,000 to 160,000, while "Glee" was aiming for a number in the range of 110,000 to 130,000. As it turns out, while "Eclipse" performed to expectations, the "Glee" album bested the predictions and held up better through the week than anticipated.

{Via Billboard}

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