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The Times Music Index

Stacking Up Sales

September 17, 1993

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended Sept. 12, compared to week-ago and year-ago levels, in thousands of units sold: Latest week Albums: 9,344 Singles: 2,098

*Week-ago Albums: 10,348 Singles: 2,353

*Year-ago Albums: 8,812 Singles: 1,947

Atop the Charts

The biggest-selling albums and most popular singles--based on sales or radio airplay--for a range of musical categories, for the week ended Sept. 12. Both are indicators of music company performance. ALBUMS Category: Overall Title: In Pieces Artist: Garth Brooks Rank last wk.: New Label: Liberty Parent company: EMI

*Category: Christian/Contemp. Title: Free at Last Artist: D.C. Talk Rank last wk.: 1* Label: Forefront Parent company: Starsong

*Category: Gospel Title: It Remains to Be Seen Artist: Miss. Mass Choir Rank last wk.: 1* Label: Malaco Parent company: Malaco

*Category: Latin/Pop Title: Mi Tierra Artist: Gloria Estefan Rank last wk.: 1 Label: Epic Parent company: Sony

*Category: New Artists Title: Become What You Are Artist: Juliana Hatfield Three Rank last wk.: 2 Label: Mammoth Parent company: Time Warner

*Category: R&B Title: Music Box Artist: Mariah Carey Rank last wk.: New Label: Columbia Parent company: Sony

*SINGLES Category: Overall Title: Whoomp! (There It Is) Artist: Tag Team Rank last wk.: 1 Label: Life/Bellmark Parent company: EMI

*Category: Contemporary Title: The River of Dreams Artist: Billy Joel Rank last wk.: 1 Label: Columbia Parent company: Sony

*Category: Country Title: Ain't Going Down Artist: Garth Brooks Rank last wk.: 5 Label: Liberty Parent company: EMI

*Category: Dance Title: Breakadawn Artist: De la Soul Rank last wk.: New Label: Tommy Boy Parent company: Time Warner

*Category: Latin Title: Nunca Voy a Olvidarte Artist: Cristian Rank last wk.: 2 Label: Melody Parent company: Fonovisa

*Category: R&B Title: Dreamlover Artist: Mariah Carey Rank last wk.: 1 Label: Columbia Parent company: Sony

*Category: Rap Title: Alright Artist: Kris Kross Rank last wk.: 1 Label: Ruffhouse Parent company: Sony

*Category: Album rock track Title: Peace Pipe Artist: Cry of Love Rank last wk.: 1 Label: Columbia Parent company: Sony

*Category: Modern rock track Title: No Rain Artist: Blind Melon Rank last wk.: 3 Label: Capitol Parent company: EMI

* Ranking from two weeks ago

Sources: Soundscan Inc.; Billboard magazine

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