Weekly Music Sales Report and Analysis, 28 July 2015

It looks like the industry is still trying to adapt to the New Music Friday situation, which could explain why I’m getting my data later than I thought I would. Still, here are your music sales numbers for the week.

There are four new entries in the Canadian Top 10, helping to keep pace with last year (overall sales are down less than 1%). CD sales aren’t helping (as usual) and are down 9% from this point in 2014.  Digital albums are up 10% while digital tracks are down 1%.

The hits compilation Just The Hits 2015 is still #1 on the album charts with 4,800 copies, a 29% bump from last week. A whisker behind is Tame Impala’s Currents with 4,700 units. Then we get to Alan Jackson’s Angels and Alcohol at #4 with 3,200. Finally, Future’s DS2 is at #5 with 2,800 copies.

There’s no change from the last week on the digital tracks show. Omi’s “Cheerleader” is stuck at #1 for the seventh straight week, moving another 19,000-ish files.  It’s also the top streaming song in Canada with 1.58 million listens.

Looking south, DS2 sold more albums than anyone else, hitting 121,000 copies. Then we have Alan Jackson (#2, 45,000), Jason Isbell’s Something More Than Free (#4, 40,000), Tame Impala (#5, 33,000) and Everyday Jesus from Anthony Brown (#9, 19,000).

As for individual tracks, Fetty Wap’s “My Way” is tops with 140,000 downloads. Finally, when it comes to streaming, Silento’s “Watch Me” is at #1 with 17.9 million listens.

All numbers courtesy Nielsen SoundScan.



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.

One thought on “Weekly Music Sales Report and Analysis, 28 July 2015

  • July 30, 2015 at 2:26 am

    You do not have data from the last two weeks???


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