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Company Town | The Times Music Index

Stacking Up Sales

March 05, 1998

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended March 1, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Latest Week

Albums: 12.0

Singles: 2.6

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Week Ago

Albums: 12.5

Singles: 2.7

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Year Ago

Albums: 10.9

Singles: 2.4

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of March 1, 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: 22.6%

Year to date: 22.4%

Top-selling album: Titanic

Artist: Soundtrack

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Distributor: WEA

This week: 15.3%

Year to date: 15.4%

Top-selling album: Weddning Singer

Artist: Soundtrack

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Distributor: EMD

This week: 14.3%

Year to date: 12.9%

Top-selling album: Charge It to Da Game

Artist: Sikk the Shocker

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Distributor: BMG

This week: 12.7%

Year to date: 13.8%

Top-selling album: Backstreet Boys

Artist: Backstreet Boys

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Distributor: Universal

This week: 11.4%

Year to date: 11.3%

Top-selling album: Love Always

Artist: K-Ci & Jo Jo

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Distributor: PolyGram

This week: 10.2%

Year to date: 9.9%

Top-selling album: Come on Over

Artist: Shania Twain

Source: SoundScan

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