Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended May 22, compared to week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units:
Albums Singles Latest week 9.1 1.8 Week-ago 9.6 1.8 Year-ago 8.4 1.8
Atop the Charts
Monthly record company market share as of April, based on units sold. This is an indicator of music company performance.
Total Rank Distributor share Albums Singles 1 WEA 21.08% 20.77% 22.80% 2 Sony 16.26 17.08 11.85 3 BMG 14.36 12.60 23.89 4 CEMA 13.05 13.51 10.55 5 UNI 11.03 11.22 10.02 6 PolyGram 10.53 10.87 8.70
Top-selling Rank Distributor album Artist 1 WEA 'Crow' Soundtrack Various 2 Sony Division Bell Pink Floyd 3 BMG Sign Ace of Base 4 CEMA Not a Moment Too Soon Tim McGraw 5 UNI August & Everything After Counting Crows 6 PolyGram Superunknown Soundgarden
Hits Magazine Tip of the Week
Talk about your two-income households. Mariah Carey, who is married to Sony Music Entertainment President and Chief Operating Officer Tommy Mottola, has sold more than 14 million copies worldwide of her latest album, "Music Box," on Sony-owned Columbia Records. That pushes Carey's total worldwide album sales since June, 1990, past 35 million copies. She's also sold 11 million singles worldwide.
Note: Hits magazine is a weekly music industry trade publication.
Source: Soundscan Inc.