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COMPANY TOWN

The Times Music Index

September 10, 1998

STACKING UP SALES

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended Sept. 6, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units:

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Latest week

Albums: 11.9

Singles: 1.7

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Week ago

Albums: 12.3

Singles: 1.8

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Year ago:

Albums: 10.3

Singles: 2.2

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of Sept. 6, based on current albums sold. This is an indicator of music company performance. Figures do not include catalog sales.

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MARKET SHARE

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Latest Year Distributor week to date Top-selling album Artist Sony 18.9% 18.2% The Miseducation of ... Lauryn Hill WEA 16.9 17.3 Stunt Barenaked Ladies BMG 15.1 13.9 N-Sync N-Sync EMD 13.1 15.1 Hello Nasty Beastie Boys PolyGram 12.1 11.3 Come on Over Shania Twain Universal 10.9 10.9 Hellbilly Deluxe Rob Zombie

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Source: SoundScan

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