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Stacking Up Sales

November 26, 1998

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

Latest Week

Albums: 17.1

Singles: 1.6


Week Ago

Albums: 13.6

Singles: 1.6


Year Ago

Albums: 14.0

Singles: 2.1

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of Nov. 22, 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: 18.0%

Year to date: 14.3%

Top-selling album: Double Live

Artist: Garth Brooks


Distributor: PolyGram

Latest week: 16.8%

Year to date: 12.7%

Top-selling album: Tical 2000/Judgment Day

Artist: Method Man


Distributor: WEA

Latest week: 15.9%

Year to date: 17.3%

Top-selling album: Spirit

Artist: Jewel


Distributor: Sony

Latest week: 15.9%

Year to date: 17.3%

Top-selling album: No. 1's

Artist: Mariah Carey


Distributor: BMG

Latest week: 14.1%

Year to date: 14.0%

Top-selling album: N-Sync

Artist: N-Sync


Distributor: UNI

Latest week: 8.0%

Year to date: 11.0%

Top-selling album: Rugrats--The Movie

Artist: Soundtrack

Source: SoundScan

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