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The Times Music Index

September 06, 1996

STACKING UP SALES

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended August 11, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Latest Week

Albums: 11.3

Singles: 2.4

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Week ago

Albums: 10.8

Singles: 2.6

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Year ago

Albums: 10.2

Singles: 2.2

Atop the Charts

Year-to-date record company market share as of August 11, based on units sold. This is an indicator of music company performance.

MARKET SHARE

Rank: 1

Distributor: WEA

Total share: 21.97%

Albums: 22.50%

Singles: 19.46%

Top-selling album: Jagged Little Pill

Artist: Alanis Morissette

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Rank: 2

Distributor: Sony

Total share: 14.48%

Albums: 15.00%

Singles: 12.03%

Top-selling album: No Code

Artist: Pearl Jam

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Rank: 3

Distributor: PolyGram

Total share: 13.81%

Albums: 13.51%

Singles: 15.26%

Top-selling album: The Crow: City of Angels

Artist: Various

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Rank: 4

Distributor: BMG

Total share: 13.44%

Albums: 10.31%

Singles: 28.22%

Top-selling album: Atliens

Artist: Outkast

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Rank: 5

Distributor: UNI

Total share: 8.62%

Albums: 8.79%

Singles: 7.84%

Top-selling album: Tragic Kingdom

Artist: No Doubt

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Rank: 6

Distributor: EMD

Total share: 8.19%

Albums: 8.95%

Singles: 4.64%

Top-selling album: Mellon Collie

Artist: Smashing Pumpkins

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