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Nielsen 2008 Music Purchases Exceed 1.5 Billion/Rock Dominates

nielsen_logo.jpg" alt=" width="177" height="71" />Overall Music Sales, Digital Track Sales, Vinyl LP Sales, Set New Sales Plateaus in 2008
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Digital Music Accounts for 32% of Music Purchases
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The Nielsen Company 2008 Year-End Music Industry Report
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Nielsen SoundScan, the entertainment industry’s data information system that tracks point-of-purchase sales of
recorded music product, Nielsen BDS, the music industryâ„¢s leading music performance monitoring service, and
Nielsen RingScan, which tracks mobile ringtone purchases, have announced their 2008 U.S. year-end sales and
performance monitoring data for the 52-week period December 31, 2007 through December 28, 2008.

2008 TOP TEN SELLING ALBUMS

(based on Album sales from 12/31/2007-12/28/2008)
Title/Artist Units Sold Artist Units Sold
1 Tha Carter III/ Lil Wayne 2874000
2 Viva La Vida/ Coldplay 2144000
3 Fearless/Taylor Swift 2112000
4 Rock N Roll Jesus/ Kid Rock 2018000
5 Black Ice/ AC/DC 1915000
6 Taylor Swift/Taylor Swift 1597000
7 Death Magnetic/ Metallica 1565000
8 Paper Trail/ T.I. 1522000
9 Sleep Through the Static/ Jack Johnson 1492000
10 I Am ¦Sasha Fierce/ Beyonce 1459000

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