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Album Sales Hit a New Low Last Week

Album Sales Hit a New Low Last Week

The struggling music industry hit a new low last week: Only 4.95 million albums were sold in the U.S. between August 8th and 14th — the lowest total since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking numbers in 1991. The one other time album sales fell short of five million copies? Earlier this ...

Senh: I wonder if digital sales from iTunes and similar services make up for the lost in album sales. Overall, are music sales down? Sure, album sales are down, but it seems like a lot of people are buying music from iTunes.


Heidi Montag's album: $2M to make, 1,000 copies sold

Despite a media blitz (mostly detailing her recent plastic surgeries), Heidi Montag's "Superficial" is a total stiff, selling fewer than 1,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.


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