Slow start to fourth quarter album sales

That is 23.7% below same week sales of 2,934,180 last year, 17.3% adrift of the 2,706,895 albums sold two years ago, and 28.7% behind the total of 3,139,242 sales recorded exactly three years ago. Then, the number one album Joss Stone's Mind, Body & Soul sold 75,092 copies - fewer than the number one this week - but the market as a whole was MUCH stronger, with the number 40 and 75 artist albums selling 11,558 and 6,911 copies, compared ...

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