Sam Goody stores across the nation experienced “Celebrity” frenzy as ‘N Sync’s new album flew off the shelves at the chain’s 600-plus stores. While ‘N Sync did not surpass their own first-day sales record from their last album, “No Strings Attached,” first-day sales at Sam Goody stores nationwide landed the group’s album within the prestigious top five highest first-day sales in history at the chain.
The other albums in Sam Goody’s top five with the highest first-day sales include: ‘N Sync’s “No Strings Attached,” Backstreet Boys “Millennium,” Britney Spears “Oops, I Did It Again,” and Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP.”
“Fans still love ‘N Sync,” said Dick Odette, senior vice president of audio for Sam Goody stores. “The group’s music has evolved with their fans – those who adored the group when they debuted in 1996 are still devoted, Sam Goody’s first-day album sales demonstrate that.”
In addition to great sales, nearly 1,000 teenagers invaded Sam Goody Central at Mall of America on Tuesday to celebrate the release of ‘N Sync’s “Celebrity.” Sam Goody along with Minneapolis radio station B96 hosted the event which featured screaming fans from all over the Midwest United States singing numbers from the group’s numerous hits and imitating dance moves from ‘N Sync’s most popular songs.