Eminem Notches Three Weeks At No. 1

Eminem Notches Three Weeks At No. 1

Eminem Notches Three Weeks At No. 1
GRAMMY-winning artist Eminem's Recovery continues at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the third consecutive week with sales of 229,000 units, marking the first album to notch three consecutive weeks at No. 1 since Sade's Soldier Of Love in March, and the first to sell at least 200,000 units in each of its first three weeks since GRAMMY-winning Lady Antebellum's Need You Now in January and February, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Overall album sales for the week ending July 11 totaled 5.23 million units, down 28 percent from the same period last year. Year-to-date album sales have reached 159.2 million, down 12 percent compared to the same point in 2009. (7/14)

ITunes Users Show Interest In Cloud-Based Service
More than 7 million Apple iTunes users in the United States have shown an interest in paying a subscription fee to access their music libraries from a cloud-based service, according to NPD Group's "ITunes Usage Report" survey. The survey asked users to respond with their reactions to a music service offering free and unlimited streaming of content from the user's iTunes music library, as well as several premium paid options for music subscriptions offering combinations of music streaming, downloads and universal Web access to the iTunes library. The study surveyed more than 3,000 iTunes, iPod, iPhone, and iPod Touch users. (7/14)
 

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