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Stacking Up Sales

May 13, 1999

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended May 9, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Latest Week

Albums: 13.2

Singles: 1.7

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Week Ago

Albums: 12.0

Singles: 1.8

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Year Ago

Albums: 12.5

Singles: 2.5

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of May 9, 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: 25.0%

Year to date: 26.9%

Top-selling album: Ryde or Die Compilation

Artist: Ruff Ryders

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Distributor: Sony

Latest week: 17.6

Year to date: 15.5

Top-selling album: Star Wars Phantom Menace

Artist: Soundtrack

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Distributor: WEA

Latest week: 17.0

Year to date: 15.1

Top-selling album: A Place in the Sun

Artist: Tim McGraw

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Distributor: BMG

Latest week: 15.0

Year to date: 16.8

Top-selling album: Fanmail

Artist: TLC

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Distributor: EMD

Latest week: 9.3

Year to date: 9.6

Top-selling album: Chronic 2000 Suge Knight. ..

Artist: Various Artists

Source: SoundScan

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