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Weekly Music Sales Report and Analysis: 08 July 2015

Things are still on the “suck” side of the ledger this week despite four debuts in the Canadian Top 10. Overall year-to-date album sales are down a smidge less than 1% led lower by falling CD volumes (-9% from last year), something that digital album sales (+10% from 2014) just couldn’t overcome.  Digital tracks are down 3% year-over-year.

Meek Mill’s Dreams Worth More Than Money debuts at #1 with 6,100 units sold. Behind that is X Ambassadors’ first full length album, VHS.  It’s at #2 with 4,500 units sold. Going further down, August Burns Red and Found In Far Away Places is at #7, with 2,100 copies.  Finally, it’s Miguel and Wild Heart at #10 with 1,800 units.

That’s right: selling 1,800 albums in a nation of 35 million will get you into the Top 10 this week. Wow.

As for the top digital track, that’s “Cheerleader” by Omi with sales of 26,000.  That’s five weeks in a row, by the way.  And when it comes to streaming, “Cheerleader” is also #1 with 1.35 million listens. Wiz Khalifa and “See You Again” is #2 with 1.29 million.

Taking a look at Amercia, Meek Mill is also #1 (215,000 units) with Top 10 debuts also coming from Miguel (#2, 41,000), August Burns Red (#4, 29,000), the Magic Mike XXL soundtrack (#6, 26,000), X Ambassadors (#8, 25,000) and Corbin Easton (#9, 21,000).

Omi is at the top of the digital downloads chart with “Cheerleader” moving another 155,000 copies. Finally, in terms of streaming, we have Silento at #1 (18 million streams) followed by Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” (17.9 million) and Wiz Khalifa (13.2 million).

All figures courtesy Nielsen SoundScan.



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2 thoughts on “Weekly Music Sales Report and Analysis: 08 July 2015

  • Behind that is X Ambassadors’ first full length album, VHS. It’s a #24,500 units sold

    is this data correct? or you mean 2450 copies???
    Reply requested please


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