It may not be many people who are picking out individual tracks, I don't know the numbers but say 100 people bought the entire digital album well obviously that's 100 album sales but also, I'd imagine, I-Tunes would count it as 100 sales for each track. If another 10 people bought Songbird, 8 Agnus Dei, 7 Angels and so on, that would place them 1st 2nd and 3rd with 110, 108 and 107 sales respectively. The numbers are guesswork but that's how I think it works.
In the above example, only the 100 digital album sales would affect the total album sales, therefore the chart position. The individual tracks downloaded qualify immediately for the official digital tracks chart - but they will never qualify for the main singles chart, however many they sell. The *single* version of Songbird will opnly count towards the main singles chart if a physical CD is released and so far, I've seen no evidence that there will in fact will be a physical CD (it's less than a week to the supposed release date and no stores seem to mention it).
Album download sales will be combined with the physical album sales from the Sunday before the album release date i.e. from 12 November. Everything before then will, I think, be ignored for the charts, as you implied in an earlier post.
Hi everyone, I think it's worth adding an update following All Angels' appearance on Loose Women 12 hours ago (Wednesday):
At Amazon, the album has shot up to no. 62 overall. It is no. 19 in New Releases, sandwiched between the two versions of the new Beatles album "Love". Exalted company indeed!
At iTunes, the album is currently No. 3 in their "vocal" genre (having been released now as a download). It is immediately behind Tony Bennett's album and that is in the overall top 100 albums, so All Angels must be just outside the overall iTunes top 100. And the ads haven't yet started...
In "vocal" tracks at iTunes, The single Songbird is up to no. 5, the album track "Angels" is in at no. 24 and the album track Songbird is in at no. 33
As Mr Burns would say: Excellent... ;D
Update 2nd November 4pm - All Angels digital album is now up to no. 2 in the iTunes vocal section and it's entered their main album chart for the first time, at no. 90
At Amazon, based on preorders, the CD is up to no. 47 overall, no. 16 among all prereleases, and no. 7 among prereleases due out in their week or later.
If All Angels was correctly classified as Classical by Amazon, it would be ranked no. 2 in the classical section, with only Katherine Jenkins ahead... and Katherine is due out a week earlier.
Oh dear, I can't stop posting All Angels charts information, even though there isn't yet any (officially!).
All Angels the album is now at no. 2 in the iTunes vocal section and is into their main album chart at no. 69!
Songbird the single is no. 5 in their vocal section and the album track is no. 12 in vocal, with Angels at no. 25.
Lots of people are downloading All Angels, I think this could make the supermarkets buy in bigger stocks and place it higher in their charts on CD release day. Perhaps the digital release is a clever move by UCJ?
May as well keep the charts record going now, so here's today's update.
The digital album is up again, to no. 51 in the iTunes main album chart and it's no. 2 in the vocal section.
There are now 4 All Angels tracks in the iTunes "vocal" top 100, both versions of Songbird are in the top 10 (at 8, 9) Angels is no. 25 and Flower duet is no. 96. If downloads of both "Songbirds" could be combined, it would probably be top 5.
At Amazon, All Angels is the no. 21 preorder album, 9 days before its release date but by Monday, with one week to go, it will be a lot higher than that. It is ranked no. 65 overall at Amazon.
All Angels is currently *just* in the top ten pop albums after its first day's UK sales, it is about 5 places behind Katherine and Angelis but in my opinion, the gap can possibly be made up. I think it will be very close by the end of the week for those three albums, so there's a chance of all Angels going top of the classical chart ahead of the big-selling Katherine (Angelis isn't a classical album).
In her first week on sale with Pure, Hayley went up from no. 13 to no. 8 as the week went on so it is certainly not impossible for All Angels to catch the other two crossover albums.
At iTunes, All Angels have been catching the other two since last week and currently, it's Angelis 26, All Angels 28, Katherine 37.
At Amazon, it's Katherine 7, Angelis 13, All Angels 14.
Thanks Richard, that information confirms the early midweek chart position I heard There's no further midweek chart news yet (no. 10 on Monday night) but things are starting to look good at iTunes.
In the main iTunes album chart,
All Angels is up to no. 11 (its highest so far) Angelis is down to no. 29 Katherine J is at no. 42
In the Vocal section at iTunes, there are 14 All Angels tracks in the top 100 (yes 14, that's everything!). Celine Dion is next with 11 tracks, Katherine has 8. Here are the overall top 7 tracks in the iTunes Vocal section.:
01 All Angels - Songbird 02 All Angels - The Flower Duet (From Lakmé) 03 All Angels - Angels 04 Michael Bublé - Home 05 Nikola Rachelle - Don't Talk About This Love 06 Andrea Bocelli - Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) 07 All Angels - Agnus Dei
At Amazon, All Angels are 13th overall, Katherine is 16th and Angelis is ranked 19th.
So far so good... but we could do with an update of the official midweek data on Thursday, fingers crossed.
All Angels are set for Christmas number 1! The girls are being tipped by William Hill and HMV to be this years number 1.
All Angels will release their rendition of Robbie William's 'Angels' on December 18th in Partnership with The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The girls were invited by the Royal British Legion to perform live at an event to mark the Two Minute Silence in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 11th November to make Armistice Day. The Royal British Legion protects the interests, welfare and memory of British serving and ex-Service people and their dependants. This work is funded through the Poppy Appeal, donations and sponsorships. Last year the Poppy Appeal raised a total of £24.7 million and this year they hope to raise a record £26 million. All Angels help to boast the money raised for this charity by donating 55p from every sale of their single to the Poppy Appeal.
Great confidence at UCJ.
Good luck Angels, following in the steps of HDW with charity work.
To celebrate the debut of the fantastic Angelis, Tesco.com and Sony BMG have teamed up to offer you a very unique competition prize, your own special Angelis performance. Also enter below for a chance to win one of 10 very exclusive Fan Packs from the legendary David Cassidy.
It would appear that Sony and Simon Cowell may be "in bed" with Tesco.
I am sure that Steve Abbott and UCJ can do without their help on behalf of our Carol Singers.
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It looks as though there is a system problem with this competition. Could you contact UCJ before too many people get upset with All Angels.
I received this message when I clicked the enter button on three attempts.
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