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Stacking Up Sales

July 16, 1998

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended July 12, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units:

Latest Week

Albums: 11.8

Singles: 2.3


Week Ago

Albums: 12.1

Singles: 2.3


Year Ago

Albums: 10.6

Singles: 2.4

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of July 12, based on current albums sold. This is an indicator of music company performance. Figures do not include catalog sales.

Market Share

Distributor: WEA

Latest week: 20.0%

Year to date: 17.3%

Top-selling album: City of Angels

Artist: Soundtrack


Distributor: Sony

Latest week: 16.6%

Year to date: 18.7%

Top-selling album: Armageddon

Artist: Soundtrack


Distributor: EMD

Latest week: 14.2%

Year to date: 14.7%

Top-selling album: Am I My Brothers Keeper

Artist: Kane & Abel


Distributor: PolyGram

Latest week: 12.5%

Year to date: 11.3%

Top-selling album: Def Squad

Artist: El Nino


Distributor: BMG

Latest week: 12.3%

Year to date: 13.7%

Top-selling album: Backstreet Boys

Artist: Backstreet Boys


Distributor: Universal

Latest week: 10.4%

Year to date: 11.0%

Top-selling album: Bulworth

Artist: Soundtrack

Source: SoundScan

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