Album Sales Hit New Record Low

Album Sales Hit New Record Low

Album Sales Hit New Record Low
Album sales totaled 4.83 million units in the United States this past week, establishing a new weekly record low since the inception of Nielsen SoundScan. The new record low eclipsed the previous low mark of 4.95 million units set in August and marks the third time weekly album sales have totaled lower than 5 million units this year. In related sales news, download sales reached 500 million in the UK at the end of August, a total reached in six years, according to the Official Charts Company. OCC reported sales of 102.3 million downloads thus far in 2010 and forecasted a record yearly sales total of 170 million downloads. (9/16) 
 

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