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STACKING UP SALES

Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended Oct. 22, compared to week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Latest week

Albums: 9.9

Singles: 1.8

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Week ago

Albums: 10.5

Singles: 2.0

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Year ago

Albums: 10.4

Singles: 1.8

Atop the Charts

Monthly record company market share as of Oct. 22, based on units sold. This is an indicator of music company performance.

MARKET SHARE

Rank: 1

Distributor: WEA

Total share: 22.33%

Top-selling Albums: 22.61%

Singles: 20.69%

album: Insomniac

Artist: Green Day

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Rank: 2

Distributor: PolyGram

Total share: 14.06

Top-selling Albums: 13.41

Singles: 17.82

album: Design of a Decade

Artist: Janet Jackson

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Rank: 3

Distributor: Sony

Total share: 13.28

Top-selling Albums: 13.38

Singles: 12.72

album: Daydream

Artist: Mariah Carey

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Rank: 4

Distributor: BMG

Total share: 11.99

Top-selling Albums: 10.38

Singles: 21.21

album: CrazySexyCool

Artist: TLC

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Rank: 5

Distributor: UNI

Total share: 10.17

Top-selling Albums: 10.44

Singles: 8.64

album: Dangerous Minds

Artist: Various

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Rank: 6

Distributor: CEMA

Total share: 8.90

Top-selling Albums: 9.13

Singles: 7.57

album: Dreaming of You

Artist: Selena

Sources: SoundScan Inc.; Billboard magazine

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