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Music Market Update: United States

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DESPITE FIVE ALBUMS DEBUTING in the top ten, overall album sales are down 1% over last week and down 12% over the same week last year. Year-to-date album sales remain down 15% over the same period in 2013. Physical CD sales are up 4% over last week, down 18% over the same week last year and down 20% year-to-date over 2013. Digital album sales are down 6% over last week, down 7% over the same week last year and down 11% year-to-date over 2013. Digital track sales are down 1% over last week, down 13% over the same week last year and down 13% year-to-date over 2013. Track-equivalent album sales are down 0.9% over last week and down 14.2% year-to-date over 2013.

Trey Songz’s “Trigga” debuts at number one on the Top Albums chart with 105,000 units sold. It is his second straight chart-topping album, following 2012’s “Chapter V.”

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