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Stacking Up Sales

September 27, 1996

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended Sept. 20, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Last Week

Albums: 9.9

Singles: 2.3

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Week ago

Albums: 11.0

Singles: 2.4

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Year ago

Albums: 9.3

Singles: 2.1

Atop the Charts

Year-to-date record company market share as of Sept. 20, based on units sold. This is an indicator of music company performance.

MARKET SHARE

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Total Top-selling Rank Distributor share Albums Singles album 1 WEA 21.97% 22.50% 19.46% New Adventures in Hi-Fi 2 Sony 14.48 15.00 12.03 Falling Into You 3 PolyGram 13.81 13.51 15.26 All Eyez on Me 4 BMG 13.44 10.31 28.22 Atliens 5 UNI 8.62 8.79 7.84 Home Again 6 EMD 8.19 8.95 4.64 Picture This

Rank Artist 1 R.E.M. 2 Celine Dion 3 2 Pac 4 Outkast 5 New Edition 6 Do or Die

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