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Stacking UP Sales

April 15, 1999

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

Latest Week

Albums: 12.2

Singles: 1.91


Week Ago

Albums: 14.3

Singles: 2.4


Year Ago

Albums: 13.2

Singles: 2.8

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of April 11, 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: 24.7%

Year to date: 27.1%

Top-selling album: Slim Shady

Artist: Eminem


Distributor: Sony

Latest week: 20.5%

Year to date: 15.1%

Top-selling album: I Am

Artist: Nas


Distributor: BMG

Latest week: 14.8%

Year to date: 17.1%

Top-selling album: Fanmail

Artist: TLC


Distributor: WEA

Latest week: 13.4%

Year to date: 15.1%

Top-selling album: Matrix soundtrack

Artist: Various artists


Distributor: EMD

Latest week: 9.3%

Year to date: 9.8%

Top-selling album: Something for Everybody

Artist: Baz Luhrman

Source: SoundScan

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