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Stacking Up Sales

July 23, 1998

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended July 19, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units:

Latest Week

Albums: 12.7

Singles: 2.1


Week Ago

Albums: 11.8

Singles: 2.3


Year Ago

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Friday July 24, 1998 Home Edition Business Part D Page 5 Financial Desk 1 inches; 35 words Type of Material: Correction
Beastie Boys--The Times Music Index incorrectly listed this week's best-selling album, "Hello Nasty," as a soundtrack. The album, released on the Capitol Records-affiliated Grand Royal label, is the latest studio recording from the Beastie Boys.

Albums: 11.0

Singles: 2.4

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of July 19, based on current albums sold. This is an indicator of music company performance. Figures do not include catalog sales.

Market Share

Distributor: EMD

Latest week: 20.1%

Year to date: 14.9%

Top-selling album: Hello Nasty

Artist: Soundtrack


Distributor: WEA

Latest week: 17.2%

Year to date: 17.3%

Top-selling album: City of Angels

Artist: Soundtrack


Distributor: Sony

Latest week: 14.5%

Year to date: 18.6%

Top-selling album: Armageddon

Artist: Soundtrack


Distributor: BMG

Latest week: 12.7%

Year to date: 13.7%

Top-selling album: Boy Is Mine

Artist: Monica


Distributor: PolyGram

Latest week: 10.8%

Year to date: 11.2%

Top-selling album: Come On Over

Artist: Shania Twain


Distributor: Universal

Latest week: 10.5%

Year to date: 10.9%

Top-selling album: Bulworth

Artist: Soundtrack

Source: SoundScan

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