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Company Town | The Times Music Index

Stacking Up Sales

March 26, 1998

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended March 22, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Latest Week

Albums: 12.1

Singles: 2.9

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Week Ago

Albums: 12.1

Singles: 2.7

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Year Ago

Albums: 10.9

Singles: 2.7

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of March 22, based on current albums sold. This is an indicator of music company performance. Figures do not include catalog sales.

Market Share

Distributor: WEA

This week: 20.0%

Year to date: 16.4%

Top-selling album: Van Halen 3

Artist: Van Halen

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Distributor: Sony

This week: 19.7%

Year to date: 21.8%

Top-selling album: Titanic

Artist: Various

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Distributor: EMD

This week: 15.2%

Year to date: 13.4%

Top-selling album: Life or Death

Artist: C-Murder

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Distributor: BMG

This week: 12.3%

Year to date: 13.5%

Top-selling album: Backstreet Boys

Artist: Backstreet Boys

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Distributor: PolyGram

This week: 10.5%

Year to date: 9.9%

Top-selling album: The Players Club

Artist: Various

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Distributor: UNI

This week: 9.9%

Year to date: 11.1%

Top-selling album: Love Always

Artist: K-Ci & Jo Jo

Source: SoundScan

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