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Stacking Up Sales

April 23, 1998

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended April 19, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Latest Week

Albums: 11.4

Singles: 2.7


Week Ago

Albums: 13.2

Singles: 2.8


Year Ago

Albums: 10.7

Singles: 2.6

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of April 19, based on current albums sold. This is an indicator of music company performance. Figures do not include catalog sales.

Market Share

Distributor: Sony

This week: 18.2%

Year to date: 21.4%

Top-selling album: Titanic

Artist: Soundtrack


Distributor: WEA

This week: 16.7%

Year to date: 16.5%

Top-selling album: City of Angels

Artist: Soundtrack


Distributor: EMD

This week: 16.6%

Year to date: 14.0%

Top-selling album: I Got the Hook

Artist: Soundtrack


Distributor: BMG

This week: 14.4%

Year to date: 13.6%

Top-selling album: Backstreet Boys

Artist: Backstreet Boys


Distributor: PolyGram

This week: 11.5%

Year to date: 10.2%

Top-selling album: Come on Over

Artist: Shania Twain


Distributor: Universal

This week: 9.1%

Year to date: 10.7%

Top-selling album: Love Always

Artist: K-Ci & Jo Jo

Source: SoundScan

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