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Stacking Up Sales

July 22, 1999

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended July 18, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units:

Latest Week

Albums: 13.1

Singles: 1.6

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Week Ago

Albums: 13.0

Singles: 1.7

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Year Ago

Albums: 12.7

Singles: 2.1

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of July 18, 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: 29.1%

Year to date: 27.3%

Top-selling album: Significant Other

Artist: Limp Bizkit

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Distributor: BMG

Latest week: 20.6%

Year to date: 17.6%

Top-selling album: Millennium

Artist: Backstreet Boys

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Distributor: WEA

Latest week: 14.3%

Year to date: 14.6%

Top-selling album: Californication

Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Distributor: Sony

Latest week: 14.2%

Year to date: 16.0%

Top-selling album: Ricky Martin

Artist: Ricky Martin

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Distributor: EMD

Latest week: 8.1%

Year to date: 9.2%

Top-selling album: 5

Artist: Lenny Kravitz

Source: SoundScan

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