Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 10 January 2022

Here are the Canadian music sales and streaming stats for Week One of 2022, starting with the year-over-year comparisons.

  • Total album sales, +5.8%
  • CD sales, +36.9% (NOT a typo!)
  • Digital albums, -19.3%
  • Digital tracks, -17.8%
  • Vinyl LPs, +17.6%
  • On-demand audio streams, +11.6%

Now let’s compare last week to the week before.

  • Total album sales, -16.4%
  • CD sales, -26.4%
  • Digital albums, -16.2%
  • Digital tracks, -13.9%
  • Vinyl LPs, +4.4%
  • On-demand audio streams, -4.9% (1.983 billion streams in the country last week)

All data courtesy MRC.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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