Yesterday we posted that Justin Timberlake officially sold 980,000 copies of his third album, The 20/20 Experience, in its first week of release.
Turns out we were off. Slightly.
The final, final numbers are in, and the singer officially moved 968,000 copies of the hugely successful album, according to Billboard.
Those are still crazy good numbers, especially for this era. Justin’s new album was the 19th-largest week for an album since SoundScan started tracking data in 1991.
(Unsurprisingly, NSync, the band that JT came up with, has the number one best week sales; the band’s 2000 album No Strings Attached moved 2.42 million copies in one week. Bananas.)
JT’s first week numbers are the highest first sales week for an album by a male artist since Lil Wayne’s 2010 album, Tha Carter IV, moved 964,000 copies. The last artist to sell over a million copies was Taylor Swift with her Red album, which pushed 1.2 million copies in its first week.