US album sales hit record low, weekly sales under 4m

RHIAN JONES

US album sales have fallen to 3.97 million - the lowest figure since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991.

The figure is down 91,000 year-on-year, the week ending August 25 2013 recorded 4.88 million albums sold.

According to Nielsen SoundScan’s mid-year report in July, US album sales were down 15% on 2013 at a total of 120.9 million albums. Last year’s sales were 142 million.

Now, overall US album sales are down 14.6 percent. Digital album sales are ...

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