As I mentioned in the Charts thread, Pure has crashed into the Billboard Internet Album chart (top 20) at number 5, this must be excellent news
The question is, why are Internet sales of Pure (physical albums, not downloads) so far ahead of "on the ground" sales? We've seen Hayley go to the very top at Amazon.com and nearly so at Barnes & Noble online, if only for a few days. But Pure has consistently been far higher placed by the online retailers than at most high street CD stores (as counted by Soundscan for Billboard). I was beginning to wonder if Amazon's charts were accurate but now, it looks like they are (albeit volatile).
Does anyone want to speculate on why Hayley is so popular among online CD buyers in the US - and much less so "on the ground"? I'd love to know!
It is great news that Pure is continuing selling extremely well online.
Perhaps one of the reasons why internet sales are so much higher than that of on-the-street music shops, I think, might be that the public sees Hayley's music a retailer's website; whilst there they may listen to a sample or two. (No doubt clenching a sale!)
It might be something to do with the age range that buy pure. I expect a high percentage of the adult audience Hayley is targeting buy albums online, rather than on the high street. The younger audience however, who are undoubtably buying into other genres in thier masses, probably shop on the high street with thier mates.
I certainly know that if I were to walk into HMV here in England, the place is crowded with students and teenages, but very few older people. Yet we KNOW that adults have to buy thier music somewhere!!! So it must be online!