Final Numbers Are In: Selena Gomez’s New Album ‘Rare’ Sold…

Published: Wednesday 22nd Jan 2020 by Rashad

With its chart-topping lead single, ‘Lose You to Love Me,’ top 30 hit, ‘Look at Her Now,’ and title track in tow, Selena Gomez took her highly anticipated third album, ‘Rare,’ to chart battle on January 10.

Industry analysts first predicted the Interscope set would shift 105,000-120,000 its first week (as we reported here), a feat that – if accomplished – could mark the highest first week sales of her career.  However, the ongoing success of the previous week’s chart champion, Roddy Ricch, not only created quite the tight race for the tally’s summit but also stood to see Gomez blocked from the top spot for the first time in her short music career (as a solo act).

Now, with ‘Rare’s inaugural sales in its rear view, Billboard has officially unveiled the project’s final first week count.  Look inside to see just how many units were “sold” and where it lands on this week’s chart list:

Selena Gomez’s ‘Rare’ 

First Week Sales (SPS): 112,000

First Week Sales (Pure): 53,000

Debut Chart Position: #1

Billboard reports:

“Notably, unlike many releases, Rare’s bow was not enhanced by album sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer. However, it did get an assist from sales of many merchandise/album bundles sold via Gomez’s official website, as well as a deluxe CD with bonus tracks available only at Target.”


Congratulations to Gomez  for scoring her third consecutive Billboard 200 chart-topper as a solo act.

While the numbers above best those of her freshman set, ‘Stars Dance’ (which debuted at #1 when it sold 97,000 its first week in 2013), they pale in comparison to the premiere figures of the Pop star’s sophomore set, ‘Revival‘ (which debuted at #1 when it sold 117,000 its first week in 2015).

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  1. Only Facts January 22, 2020

    Congrats Selena! And this is WITHOUT ticket bundles and 10 high budget performances ? ☕️ ?

    • Gworl Bye January 22, 2020

      Yep, and she also didnt need 1000 different album covers and a fake relationship with an ex-boy bander either lmao.

  2. You Tried January 22, 2020

    She bought a lot of those albums herself just to see it go number 1. She was all on social media going to different stores. I haven’t listened to it yet.

    • Atw January 24, 2020

      Lol yet most of those she bought and signed for her own store too. There is no way you can Down play it she has her third number one album in a row. You can’t take it lol.

  3. Clarks0oñ January 22, 2020

    After begging people to buy her album

    I was dissappionted with her.
    Go to her Instagram she apologized for begging people to buy and stream her album.

    Why would u beg people to buy ur shìt.

    Congratulations tho, a number 1 album , not everyone has that to their credit.

    Selena an established musician is struggling, how will someone like normani who doesnt even have fans only Camila haters survive in 2020.

    • Shayla Queen January 22, 2020

      Those Camila haters are are just a few raggy höes from the hood.

      • Gworl Bye January 22, 2020

        Then why has camila’s album disappeared from the face of the earth? Where are her “fans” at if only the “haters” survive? Lmao.

      • Tori January 22, 2020

        You’re not a real Camila fan, you just hate an Armani so…I mean…Like GIRL ?????

    • Gworl Bye January 22, 2020

      LOL oh please, Selena buried that nobody. camila may as well go back to that tired group she came from.

    • only facts January 22, 2020

      Selena was begging people to buy her album? LOL. What do you call Camila slashing her album price to $5 and releasing FIVE different covers to her album?! Only to still be outsold by two lesser known artists in 2019. You are pathetic.

      Continue trying to prove to yourself that Camila is a star. She’s not. How’s that just released lyric video for my oh my? She ran out of her budget and epic only gave her a lyric video? LOL.

      • Shayla Queen January 22, 2020

        Yet you knew it was out before anyone else ???


      • Clarks0oñ January 22, 2020

        My oh my video is coming
        Go to Camila’s Instagram, she’s shooting a video right now. Lol

        The lyric video for my oh my has more views than normani’s diamonds

        My oh my lyric video- 6. 5 million views
        Diamonds official music video- 5.4 million views

        Slashing album prices for a few hours is not the same as begging ur fans to buy ur album
        Besides that was the record labels decision to slash prices for some few hours.

    • Atw January 24, 2020

      Selena wasn’t struggling lol she did the same thing JB did and won though lol. Maybe if Camila would’ve begged lol. Selena is far from struggling when all three singles of hers from this album can go number 1,27, and 30 without really any promo. Dude face it Camila cant.

      • Atw January 24, 2020

        And dude get over yourself Camila will at least get one hit from this album lol

  4. Ugghh January 22, 2020

    At least she didn’t have to bring her album down to $5 for people to buy it hahaha

  5. ??? January 22, 2020

    lmaooooo poor camiltoe, she didnt stand a chance, anybody know if clarksoon slit her wrists yet? lmfaoooooooooooo

  6. Paulo January 22, 2020

    These numbers are weak for an artist whose lead singles made a big splash. But she at least doubled her sales with streaming which is what allegedly popular artists do. Some artists land a billion streams with duets and feats but can’t see these numbers solo, it makes you wonder ?

    • Atw January 24, 2020

      These aren’t really weak at all for Selena this is in line with her other two albums it’s normal. Plus she wins she got her third number one album. A number one is a number one you can’t make it bad.

  7. Theman January 22, 2020

    These are pretty good numbers for her and the sales don’t actually pale in comparison to her prior album. They’re both on par with each other.

    • Carlitos January 22, 2020

      Lmao I literally said the same thing.

  8. Tori January 22, 2020

    I mean…considering no one really cares for her (hit or not), the general public doesn’t know of the album or single (nor do they really care), she did good and made Interscope a cute check. I don’t think the odds have ever been in her favor when it comes to selling albums so idk why people are acting this is a big time flop or shocker, especially seeing that her label have been like “f*** promotion”! I’m sure if they spent $40-50,000 on making an album, $8,000 on a photo shoot, $50,000-100,000 on 4 “big budget”, green screen, concept videos, promo tour for singles, award shows live performances, SNL live concept performances, late night show live performances, released 5 album covers, buying magazines covers (cause no one would really want you on the cover of TIME ????), strapped on a left over song and added a “hot, new rapper” and someone else’s 7th single from their album to hers, discount the price to half “FoR a feW hOURs” and did these numbers, it would INSANELY PAINFUL TO SEE…but they didn’t so congratulations to them for keeping their integrity.

  9. Atw January 24, 2020

    Pale in comparison by just 5,000 lol she is happy who cares. This is her best reviewed album , that’s number one and has a number one hit with it. Oof already her biggest era hands down. And Rare the title track is another top 40 hit. Lol she did what Justin and Camila couldn’t to Roddy by 2,000 copies and let’s face it more people actually also bought her album unlike Roddy so it’s a win.

  10. PinotNoir January 26, 2020

    100 million IG followers.

    At least 10 in the US.

    And only 100k?!?

    What’s she followed for, then?

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