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.