Monday, May 19, 2008

Clay vs. Neil: The Final Numbers

So, what were the final numbers for Clay’s first sales week?

Clay debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 with slightly less than 94,000 in sales.

Neil Diamond’s “Home Before Dark” sold 146,000 to debut at #1 ahead of Toby Keith’s “35 Biggest Hits,” which sold 103,000.

Not bad for Clay, right? Well, yeah, except for the fact that “A Thousand Different Ways,” his last CD, sold 211,000 in its first week.

But, in Clay’s defense, overall CD sales were higher in 2006...