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Stacking Up Sales

September 03, 1998

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended Aug. 30, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Latest Week

Albums: 12.3

Singles: 1.8


Week Ago

Albums: 12.5

Singles: 2.0


Year Ago

Albums: 11.0

Singles: 2.4

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of Aug 30, based on current albums sold. This is an indicator of music company performance. Figures do not include catalog sales.

Market Share

Distributor: Sony

Latest week: 20.5%

Year to date: 18.2%

Top-selling album: the Miseducation of. . .

Artist: Lauryn Hill


Distributor: WEA

Latest week: 16.1%

Year to date: 17.3%

Top-selling album: Stunt

Artist: Barenaked Ladies


Distributor: BMG

Latest week: 14.0%

Year to date: 13.8%

Top-selling album: N-Sync

Artist: N-Sync


Distributor: EMD

Latest week: 12.8%

Year to date: 15.2%

Top-selling album: Hello Nasty

Artist: Beastie Boys


Distributor: PolyGram

Latest week: 11.8%

Year to date: 11.3%

Top-selling album: Come on Over

Artist: Shania Twain


Distributor: Universal

Latest week: 11.6%

Year to date: 10.9%

Top-selling album: Hellbilly Deluxe

Artist: Rob Zombie

Source: SoundScan

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