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Stacking Up Sales

January 15, 1998

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended August 11, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Latest Week

Albums: 11.3

Singles: 1.8


Week ago

Albums: 15.8

Singles: 2.2


Year ago

Los Angeles Times Thursday January 22, 1998 Home Edition Business Part D Page 6 Financial Desk 1 inches; 23 words Type of Material: Correction
* Due to a reporting error by Soundscan, The Times incorrectly reported Sony's top album in last week's Music Index. It should have been the "Titanic" soundtrack.

Albums: 10.9

Singles: 1.7

Atop the Charts

Year-to-date record company market share as of Jan 11, based on units sold. This is an indicator of music company performance.


Distributor: Sony

This Week: 19.0%

Year to Date: 17.4%

Top-selling album: Let's Talk About Love

Artist: Celine Dion


Distributor: WEA

This Week: 16.4

Year to Date: 16.4

Top-selling album: Yourself or Someone. . .

Artist: Matchbox 20


Distributor: BMG

This Week: 14.2

Year to Date: 14.4

Top-selling album: My Way

Artist: Usher


Distributor: EMD

This Week: 12.3

Year to Date: 12.7

Top-selling album: Tubthumper

Artist: Chumbawamba


Distributor: Polygram

This Week: 11.4

Year to Date: 11.7

Top-selling album: Come on Over

Artist: Shania Twain

Source: SoundScan

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