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Stacking UP Sales

April 01, 1999

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended March 28, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Latest Week

Albums: 12.4

Singles: 2.1


Week Ago

Albums: 13.1

Singles: 2.0


Year Ago

Albums: 11.3

Singles: 2.7

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of March 28, based on current albums sold. This is an indicator of music company performance. Figures do not include catalog sales.

Market Share

Distributor: Universal

Latest week: 27.4%

Year to date: 27.4%

Top-selling album: Slim Shady

Artist: Eminem


Distributor: BMG

Latest week: 16.2%

Year to date: 17.3%

Top-selling album: Baby One More Time

Artist: Britney Spears


Distributor: Sony

Latest week: 15.5%

Year to date: 14.5%

Top-selling album: The Miseducation of. . .

Artist: Lauryn Hill


Distributor: WEA

Latest week: 14.4%

Year to date: 15.2%

Top-selling album: Believe

Artist: Cher


Distributor: EMD

Latest week: 11.0%

Year to date: 9.8%

Top-selling album: Wu Chronicles

Artist: Various Artists

Source: SoundScan

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