Cassadaga in the top-5?

Category: Blog — @ 12:23 pm April 18, 2007

Hits Daily Double, an industry website, is reporting that Cassadaga sold 53,271 units last week to finish No. 5 in the sales charts just beneath Timbaland, Akon, Tim McGraw and Now 24, which topped the chart with 86,572. Says HDD, “One bright spot is the rise of Conor Oberst’s nom de band, Bright Eyes, whose critically kudo’ed Cassadaga debuts at #5 for Omaha indie Saddle Creek, by far the best chart performance in the history of the young troubadour most often compared to Bob Dylan and Neil Young.”

When I’m Wide Awake came out a couple years ago, HDD reported that the album sold 40,784 in its first week. Later that day Saddle Creek reported sales of 56,167. So I suspect that the number will be higher than HDD currently is reporting. Saddle Creek and Press Here Publicity (Bright Eyes’ publicist) will likely release the official numbers later today. If I get them before lunch, I’ll update the blog.

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