In what may come as shocking blow to some of his closest competitors, first week sales of Justin Timberlake’s new album ‘The 20/20 Experience’ are set to kiss the 1 million units worldwide mark next.
This, dwarfing sales highs attained by the likes of Drake, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber and Usher.
However, with his current reign in the US has taken center stage as far press coverage goes, his British run has found itself cast in its shadow. Well…that was until today.
Find out how UK radio has served as a driving force for Justin’s meteoric comeback below…
Between Thursday March 14th and and Wednesday March 20th, the ‘My Love’ mastermind has seen his latest singles ‘Suit & Tie’ and ‘Mirrors’ enjoy a combined total of 6,187 spins on UK radio- resulting in a mind blowing 114 million radio impressions.
Impressions, calculated by the number of times a song has been spun by radio and the combined audience size while it was being played.
Placing at him atop the nation’s Airplay Chart, the British public’s infatuation with his new material has seen him score more spins with ‘Mirrors‘ than any other single in the market this week, transcending genre lines with heavy rotation on Urban’s ‘Choice Fm’ and the Pop heavy Capital London where ‘Suit’ which is currently their third highest played cut.
As it stands, ’20/20′ sits pretty atop iTunes UK and is set to follow suit on the overall chart this Sunday, while ‘Mirrors’ hold the #2 on the singles tally, 28 spots above ‘Suit’ which recently hit Platinum status in the US with sales of 1,464,000 units.