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Stacking Up Sales

September 11, 1997

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended Sept. 7, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Latest week

Albums: 10.3

Singles: 2.2

Week-ago

Albums: 11.0

Singles: 2.4

Year-ago

Albums: 10.5

Singles: 2.4

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of Sept. 7, based on current albums sold. This is an indicator of music company performance. Figures do not include catalog sales.

MARKET SHARE

Distributor: WEA

This week: 17.43%

Year to date: 17.37%

Top-selling album: Dance

Artist: Fleetwood Mac

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Distributor: BMG

This week: 14.96%

Year to date: 13.96%

Top-selling album: No Way Out

Artist: Puff Daddy

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Distributor: EMD

This week: 14.41%

Year to date: 13.58%

Top-selling album: Ghetto D

Artist: Master P

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Distributor: Sony

This week: 13.57%

Year to date: 12.07%

Top-selling album: Men in Black

Artist: Various

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Distributor: UNI

This week: 12.15%

Year to date: 13.80%

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

Artist: Trisha Yearwood

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Distributor: PolyGram

This week: 10.38%

Year to date: 11.59%

Top-selling album: Middle of Nowhere

Artist: Hanson

Source: SoundScan

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