The Times Music Index


Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended Sept. 13, compared with week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units:

Latest week

Albums: 11.3

Singles: 1.8

Week ago

Albums: 11.3

Singles: 1.6

Year ago

Albums: 10.8

Singles: 2.3

Atop the Charts

Weekly and year-to-date record company market share as of Sept. 13, 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 WEA 17.3 17.3 Musical Chairs Sony 15.5% 18.1% The Miseducation of ... Universal 14.7 11.1 Mechanical Animals BMG 13.5 13.9 N-Sync PolyGram 12.9 11.3 Rush Hour EMD 12.2 15.0 Hello Nasty

Distributor Artist WEA Hootie & the Blowfish Sony Lauryn Hill Universal Marilyn Mason BMG N-Sync PolyGram Soundtrack EMD Beastie Boys


Source: SoundScan

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