Cake’s New Album hits No. 1 with a whimper

Cake sold 44,000 copies of “Showroom of Compassion” this week, marking the lowest selling number 1 album debut in the history of Soundscan measurements.

Meanwhile streaming service Rdio counts over 17,000 plays for the new Cake album.

As album purchases become a thing of the past we’re going to need a new metric. I’m not sure if it’s going to be scrobbles.