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Taylor breaks a million for the fourth time

Three years ago this month, we reminded everybody that Selling a Million Albums in a Week is a Big Deal after Taylor Swift released 1989 and sold 1.287 million. At that time only 18 other albums had hit that mark since Soundscan began tracking sales in 1991. Before Swift’s new album, Reputation, sold 1.216 million … Continue reading Taylor breaks a million for the fourth time

Music Sales Over the Years: 2014 Year-End Soundscan Data

UPDATE: Here’s the 2016 Soundscan data.There have been lots of updates, additions, and corrections. This page has old info.Get the latest and greatest!Go now! In last year’s wrap up I wrote, “I wouldn’t be surprised if within a few years Billboard starts incorporating streams into their year-end charts somehow.” In fact, they started doing it … Continue reading Music Sales Over the Years: 2014 Year-End Soundscan Data

Music Sales Over the Years: 2013 Year-End Soundscan Data

UPDATE: Here’s the 2016 Soundscan data.There have been lots of updates, additions, and corrections. This page has old info.Get the latest and greatest!Go now! I love it when Billboard releases the year-end Soundscan data. It’s fascinating to see how people are spending their money on music. I wouldn’t be surprised if within a few years … Continue reading Music Sales Over the Years: 2013 Year-End Soundscan Data

Album Sales Over the Years: 2012 Year-End Soundscan Data

UPDATE: Here’s the 2016 Soundscan data.There have been lots of updates, additions, and corrections. This page has old info.Get the latest and greatest!Go now! Hurray! Billboard has published the 2012 Soundscan numbers! I love this data and I’ve been collecting it for years, looking up back issues of Billboard and scouring old news reports. It’s … Continue reading Album Sales Over the Years: 2012 Year-End Soundscan Data

12 Years of Album Sales: 2011 Year-End Soundscan Data

UPDATE: Here’s the 2016 Soundscan data.There have been lots of updates, additions, and corrections. This page has old info.Get the latest and greatest!Go now! The big news is that total albums sales actually went up a little for the first time since 2004. Of course, considering the fact that physical CD sales slid another 6% … Continue reading 12 Years of Album Sales: 2011 Year-End Soundscan Data