Sales decline hits albums and singles

Sales of singles and albums both drifted slightly last week, with no change at the top of either chart, writes Alan Jones .

Album sales eased 3.8% week-on-week to 2,185,691, while singles - based on total market - fell 2% to 1,355,622.

A week after registering the highest weekly sales of 2007, the Arctic Monkeys' Favourite Worst Nightmare album was again far too strong for the chasing pack, even though its own sales declined by 64.2% to 81,500.

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