Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended March 1, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Latest Week

Albums: 12.0

Singles: 2.6


Week Ago

Albums: 12.5

Singles: 2.7


Year Ago

Albums: 10.9

Singles: 2.4

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of March 1, based on current albums sold. This is an indicator of music company performance. Figures do not include catalog sales.


Distributor: Sony

This week: 22.6%

Year to date: 22.4%

Top-selling album: Titanic

Artist: Soundtrack


Distributor: WEA

This week: 15.3%

Year to date: 15.4%

Top-selling album: Weddning Singer

Artist: Soundtrack


Distributor: EMD

This week: 14.3%

Year to date: 12.9%

Top-selling album: Charge It to Da Game

Artist: Sikk the Shocker


Distributor: BMG

This week: 12.7%

Year to date: 13.8%

Top-selling album: Backstreet Boys

Artist: Backstreet Boys


Distributor: Universal

This week: 11.4%

Year to date: 11.3%

Top-selling album: Love Always

Artist: K-Ci & Jo Jo


Distributor: PolyGram

This week: 10.2%

Year to date: 9.9%

Top-selling album: Come on Over

Artist: Shania Twain

Source: SoundScan

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