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The Times Music Index

January 01, 1998

STACKING UP SALES

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended Dec. 28, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold.:

Latest week:

Albums: 34.0

Singles: 3.4

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Week Ago:

Albums: 31.5

Singles: 3.3

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Year Ago:

Albums: 29.1

Singles: 3.2

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Atop the Charts

Weekly and and year-to-date record company market share as of Dec. 28, 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 Distributor week to date Top-selling album Artist WEA 17.5% 17.6% You Light Up My Life LeAnn Rimes Sony 16.9 13.0 Let's Talk About Love Celine Dion BMG 14.6 14.2 Harlem World Mase EMD 14.2 13.7 Sevens Garth Brooks UNI 12.7 13.3 Tubthumper Chumbawamba PolyGram 12.3 11.9 Come on Over Shania Twain

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Source: SoundScan

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