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Stacking Up Sales

January 09, 1998

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended Jan. 4, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Latest Week

Albums: 15.8

Singles: 2.2


Week Ago

Albums: 34.0

Singles: 3.4


Year Ago

Albums: 15.4

Singles: 2.2

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of Jan. 4, 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: 16.4%

Year-end 1997: 17.6%

Top-selling album: You Light Up My Life

Artist: LeAnne Rimes


Distributor: Sony

This week: 16.3

Year-end 1997: 13.0

Top-selling album: Let's Talk About Love

Artist: Celine Dion


Distributor: BMG

This week: 14.5

Year-end 1997: 14.2

Top-selling album: Harlem World

Artist: Mase


Distributor: UNI

This week: 13.1

Year-end 1997: 13.3

Top-selling album: Tubthumper

Artist: Chumbawamba


Distributor: EMD

This week: 13.1

Year-end 1997: 13.7

Top-selling album: Sevens

Artist: Garth Brooks


Distributor: PolyGram

This week: 11.9

Year-end 1997: 11.9

Top-selling album: Come on Over

Artist: Shania Twain

Source: SoundScan

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