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June 12, 1997

STACKING UP SALES

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended June 8, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

LATEST WEEK:

Albums: 11.7

Singles: 3.0

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WEEK-AGO:

Albums: 10.6

Singles: 2.7

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YEAR-AGO:

Albums: 11.2

Singles: 2.5

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of June 8, based on current albums sold. This is an indicator of music company performance. Figures do not include catalog sales.

MARKET SHARE

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This Year to Top-selling Distributor week date album Artist BMG 20.3 13.6 Wu-Tang Forever Wu-Tang WEA 15.3 16.9 Everywhere Tim McGraw EMD 14.7 13.9 Spice Spice Girls UNI 12.4 14.7 God's Property God's Property PolyGram 10.8 11.8 Middle of Nowhere Hanson Sony 10.6 11.6 Falling Into You Celine Dion Independents 17.6 15.9

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Source: SoundScan

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