US Charts: Justin Timberlake & Robin Thicke Rule


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    The special edition cover of Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’

    Clearly, there is room for both Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke on the US charts. The crooners both enjoyed success on the Billboard lineups this week as the former surged back into the top 5 of the Billboard 200 while his source of inspiration maintained his lead on the Hot 100.

    As a result of a special Father’s Day sale, Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience depicted a 31% sales increase with 35K copies sold. The album was promoted via a massive email campaign with a discounted $6.99 price tag on iTunes and climbed to a new sales total of 1.99 million copies in the US.

    Meanwhile, Thicke continued his lead on the Hot 100 with “Blurred Lines (Ft. T.I. & Pharrell)”. The track sold 371K downloads (up 18%) this week and was further bolster by 96 million audience impressions (up 32%) as well as 3.7 million  (up 6%). On the other hand, Timberlake’s “Mirrors” dipped from #4 to #5 on the Hot 100.

    By the way, Chrisette Michele’s Better missed the Billboard 200 top 10 by debuting at #12 with little over 27K copies sold. See the other leading releases in the top 10 of both Billboard 200 and the Hot 100 below:

    Billboard 200

    1. Black Sabbath – 13 – 155K (debut)

    2. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories – 48K (total: 542K)

    3. Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience – 35K (total: 1.99 M)

    4. Big Time Rush – 24/Seven – 35K (debut)

    5. Florida Georgia Line – Here’s to the Good Times – 33K (total: 727K)

    6. Darius Rucker – True Believers – 33K (190K)

    7. Blake Shelton – Based on a True Story… – 31K (total: 655K)

    8. Goo Goo Dolls – Magnetic – 29K (debut)

    9. Various Artists – Man of Steel soundtrack – 29K (debut)

    10. The Lonely Island – Wack Album – 28K (debut)

    Billboard Hot 100

    1. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines (Ft. T.I. & Pharrell)”

    2. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky (Ft. Pharrell Williams)”

    3. Macklemore & Lewis – “Can’t Hold Us (Ft. Ray Dalton)”

    4. Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”

    5. Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”

    6. Florida Georgia Line – “Cruise”

    7. Pink – “Just Give Me a Reason (Ft. Nate Ruess)”

    8. Selena Gomez – “Come & Get It”

    9. Ariana Grande – “The Way (Ft. Mac Miller)”

    10. Icona Pop – “I Love It (Ft. Charli XCX)”

    Watch the video for Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” below: