Weekly Music Sales Report and Analysis: 29 April 2015

Here’s what happened this past week starting with Canada.

Overall album sales are up 2% over the same period in 2014. Physical CD sales continue to decline, 5% over last week, 3% over the same week last year and down 6% year-to-date over 2014. However, digital album sales are up 12% year-to-date over 2014. Digital track sales are down 5% year-to-date over 2014.

Sound & Color, the new album from Alabama Shakes, debuts at #1 with 8,800 units sold.  Yelawolf’s Love Story debuts close behind at #2 with 8,300 units sold. Finally, we have Dean Brody’s Gypsy Road showing up at #7 with 2,700 units. The big digital song in Canada is still “See You Again” from Wiz Khalifa with 30,000 downloads. It’s also the most-streamed song in the country with 2 million listens. It’s followed by “Uptown Fun” from Mark Ronson (1.3 million) and “Thinking Out Loud” from Ed Sheeran (940,000).

Alabama Shakes is also #1 in the US but with an extremely anemic sales number of 97,000 units. There’s only one other debut and that’s Yelawolf at #3 with 59,000 copies. On the digital side, it’s more Wiz Khalifa with 316,000 downloads of “See You Again.”

All figures 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: 29 April 2015

  • May 7, 2015 at 11:03 am

    How much have Mark Ronson&Bruno Mars , and Yoan sold this week in Canada???


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