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Stacking Up Sales

September 04, 1997

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended Aug. 31, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Latest week

Albums: 11.0

Singles: 2.4


Albums: 11.6

Singles: 2.4


Albums: 11.3

Singles: 2.4

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of Aug. 31, based on current albums sold. This is an indicator of music company performance. Figures do not include catalog sales.


Distributor: WEA

This week: 17.78%

Year to date: 17.37%

Top-selling album: Dance

Artist: Fleetwood Mac


Distributor: BMG

This week: 15.82%

Year to date: 13.93%

Top-selling album: No Way Out

Artist: Puff Daddy


Distributor: Sony

This week: 14.75%

Year to date: 12.03%

Top-selling album: Be Here Now

Artist: Oasis


Distributor: UNI

This week: 12.45%

Year to date: 13.85%

Top-selling album: Songbook: A Collection. . .

Artist: Trisha Yearwood


Distributor: PolyGram

This week: 11.27%

Year to date: 11.63%

Top-selling album: Middle of Nowhere

Artist: Hanson


Distributor: EMD

This week: 10.42%

Year to date: 13.55%

Top-selling album: Spice

Artist: Spice Girls

Source: SoundScan

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