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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Still #1 On Billboard Digital Songs Chart

January 23, 2013 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” (featuring Wanz) is still #1 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart,selling 341,000. This is the first time it has passed the 300,000 weekly sales mark, with total sales at 1.98 million.

Debuting at #2 is “Suit and Tie” from Justin Timberlake with 314,000 downloads. It is Timberlake’s best sales week ever for a download, passing up the 250,000 debut for “Sexyback” in 2006. The song’s debut is slightly less than the 350,000 that some label sources had predicted. It is the largest sales debut for a male artist’s song since Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” with 521,000 on April 14, 2012.

1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (ft. Wanz) – “Thrift Shop” (341,000)
2. Justin Timberlake – “Suit & Tie” (314,000)
3. Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble” (221,000)
4. Will.I.Am (ft. Britney Spears) – “Scream & Shout” (185,000)
5. The Lumineers – “Ho Hey” (156,000)
6. Swedish House Mafia (ft. John Martin) – “Don’t You Worry Child” (141,000)
7. Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven” (135,000)
8. Phillip Phillips – “Home” (122,000)
9. Justin Bieber (ft. Nicki Minaj) – “Beauty and a Beat” (106,000)
10. Alicia Keys (ft. Nicki Minaj) – “Girl on Fire” (93,000)

Digital sales this week totaled 27.82 million, down 4% compared to last week (28.83 million) and down less than 1% compared to last year (27.89 million). Year to date track sales are at 91.17 million, up 2% compared to the same total at this point last year (89.21 million).

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