Music Industry

Weekly Music Sales Report and Analysis: 01 July 2015

Just because it’s a holiday across the country doesn’t mean that we don’t have a chart report.

We have four new entries in the Canadian Top 10, overall album sales are down 4% over last week and down 8% over the same week last year, dragging down year-to-date album sales to less than than 1% over where we were at this time last year. Physical CD sales are down 9% year-to-date over 2014 while digital album sales are up 10% from a year ago. Digital track sales are not doing well, down 3% year-to-date over 2014. 

At the top of the charts is Breaking Benjamin’s Dark Before Dawn with 7,000 units sold.  Tori Kelly’s Unbreakable Smile debuts at #3 with 4,400 copies. A little further down is Coming Home, the debut album from Leon Bridges at #5 with 3,800 units. The last debut in the Top 10 is Kacey Musgraves’ second album, Pageant Material at #6 with 3,700 units.

As for digital tracks, Omi’s “Cheerleader” is still at #1 with 29,000 downloads. It’s also the most-streamed song in Canada with 1.48 million listens, followed by Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” (1.47 million) and Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” (1.08 million.)

In the US, it’s Breaking Benjamin at the top (135,000 copies), Tori Kelly (#2, 65,000), Kacey Musgraves (#3, 55,000), Leon Bridges (#5, 38,000) and the Teen Beach 2 soundtrack (#7, 20,000).  Selena Gomez as the most-downloaded track in the States with “Good for You” with sales of 179,000. And the most-streamed song is “Trap Queen” with 12.5 million listens.

All figures courtesy of Nielsen SoundScan.

Alan Cross

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