Home2007thru2010Nielsen 2008 Music Purchases Exceed 1.5 Billion/Rock Dominates

Nielsen 2008 Music Purchases Exceed 1.5 Billion/Rock Dominates

Overall Music Sales, Digital Track Sales, Vinyl LP Sales, Set New Sales Plateaus in 2008* * *Digital Music Accounts for 32% of Music Purchases* *The Nielsen Company 2008 Year-End Music Industry Report*Nielsen SoundScan, the entertainment industry’s data information system that tracks point-of-purchase sales ofrecorded music product, Nielsen BDS, the music industryâ„¢s leading music performance monitoring service, and Nielsen RingScan, which tracks mobile ringtone purchases, have announced their 2008 U.S. year-end sales and performance monitoring data for the 52-week period December 31, 2007 through December 28, 2008.2008 TOP TEN SELLING ALBUMS(based on Album sales from 12/31/2007-12/28/2008)Title/Artist Units Sold Artist Units Sold1 Tha Carter III/ Lil Wayne 28740002 Viva La Vida/ Coldplay 21440003 Fearless/Taylor Swift 21120004 Rock N Roll Jesus/ Kid Rock 20180005 Black Ice/ AC/DC 19150006 Taylor Swift/Taylor Swift 15970007 Death Magnetic/ Metallica 15650008 Paper Trail/ T.I. 15220009 Sleep Through the Static/ Jack Johnson 149200010 I Am ¦Sasha Fierce/ Beyonce 1459000[Read the rest of the report]

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