Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats: 27 June 2022

Have CD sales once against seen a ludicrous spike in sales this week? Let’s find out–but only after we look at the year-over-year statistics (i.e. last week compared to the same week in 2021.)

  • Total album sales, -10.8%
  • CD sales, -3.7%
  • Digital albums, -21.5%
  • Digital tracks, -19..5%
  • Vinyl LPs, -1.0%
  • On-demand audio streams, +13.3%

Now let’s look at last week compared to the week before.

  • Total album sales, -4.0%
  • CD sales, -13.2% (as compared to the weirdest of last week!)
  • Digital albums, +2.2% (Kate Bush/Stranger Things Effect?)
  • Digital tracks, +4.1% (ditto?)
  • Vinyl LPs, +12.9%
  • On-demand audio streams, -0.4% (2.498 billion streams in the country last week)

All figures courtesy Luminate. You can find last week’s stats here.

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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