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The Times Music Index

May 06, 1999


Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended May 2, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units:

Latest week

Albums: 12.0

Singles: 1.8


Week ago

Albums: 11.4

Singles: 1.0


Year ago

Albums: 11.6

Singles: 2.6

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of May 2, based on current albums sold. This is an indicator of music company performance. Figures do not include catalog sales.



Latest Year Distributor week to date Top-selling album Artist Universal 28.5% 27.0% Ryde or Die Compilation Ruff Ryders Sony 16.2 15.4 I Am Nas BMG 15.9 16.9 Fanmail TLC WEA 13.8 15.0 Believe Cher EMD 8.4 9.6 Something for Everybody Baz Luhrman


Source: SoundScan

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