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Stacking Up Sales

October 15, 1998

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended Oct. 11, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units:

Latest Week

Albums: 11.9

Singles: 1.6


Week Ago

Albums: 12.4

Singles: 1.7


Year Ago

Albums: 10.9

Singles: 3.0

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of Oct. 11, 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: 17.5%

Year to date: 17.4%

Top-selling album: Stunt

Artist: Barenaked Ladies


Distributor: BMG

Latest week: 13.5%

Year to date: 13.9%

Top-selling album: N-Sync

Artist: N-Sync


Distributor: UNI

Latest week: 10.8%

Year to date: 11.2%

Top-selling album: Kuruption

Artist: Kurupt


Distributor: PolyGram

Latest week: 17.7%

Year to date: 11.8%

Top-selling album: Hard Knock Life

Artist: Jay-Z


Distributor: EMD

Latest week: 11.2%

Year to date: 14.7%

Top-selling album: Recipe

Artist: Mac 10


Distributor: Sony

Latest week: 14.0%

Year to date: 17.8%

Top-selling album: The Miseducation of ...

Artist: Lauryn Hill

Source: SoundScan

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