Pearl Jam Lands 14th Top 10 on Billboard’s Album Sales Chart With ‘MTV Unplugged’
Written by Nyah Joe on November 5, 2020
On Billboard’s latest Album Sales chart (dated Nov. 7), Pearl Jam captures its 14th top 10, as the group’s MTV Unplugged jumps from No. 37 to No. 7. The surge up the list is due to the album’s Oct. 22 reissue on vinyl, and its first ever release on CD and as a digital download album.
The set sold 12,000 copies in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 29 (up 286 percent), according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. In the previous week (ending Oct. 22), the album sold 3,000 copies, mostly from sales of the vinyl LP and digital album on Oct. 22.
Billboard’s Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional album sales. The Album Sales chart’s history dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece count information from SoundScan, now Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Pure album sales were the measurement solely utilized by the Billboard 200 albums chart through the list dated Dec. 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a methodology that blends album sales with track equivalent album units and streaming equivalent album units. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
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