Album sales suffer Easter effect

Easter Sunday store closures, unseasonably good weather and an impoverished release slate all conspired to produce a very poor sales climate last week, in which albums declined by a precipitous 30.5% to just 1,821,632 sales, writes Alan Jones.

It's the first time that weekly sales have dipped below 2m for nearly five years, the lowest tally for nearly seven years, and the fifth lowest total in 328 weeks in the 21st century.

The last time they were below 2m ...

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