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Stacking Up Sales

January 29, 1998

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended Jan. 25, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Latest Week

Albums: 11.4

Singles: 1.9


Week Ago

Albums: 11.4

Singles: 1.8


Year Ago

Los Angeles Times Thursday February 5, 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: 10.2

Singles: 2.0

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of Jan. 25, 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: 24.0%

Year to date: 19.8%

Top-selling album: Titanic

Artist: Soundtrack


Distributor: WEA

This week: 15.1

Year to date: 15.8

Top-selling album: Yourself or Someone. . .

Artist: Matchbox 20


Distributor: BMG

This week: 14.0

Year to date: 14.5

Top-selling album: My Way

Artist: Usher


Distributor: EMD

This week: 12.7

Year to date: 12.5

Top-selling album: Spiceworld

Artist: Spice Girls


Distributor: UNI

This week: 10.4

Year to date: 11.8

Top-selling album: Tubthumper

Artist: Chumbawanba


Distributor: PolyGram

This week: 8.4

Year to date: 10.7

Top-selling album: Come on Over

Artist: Shania Twain

Source: SoundScan

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