Physical Shipments Down In Japan

Physical Shipments Down In Japan

Physical Shipments Down In Japan
Physical audio product shipments totaled 150.4 million units in Japan during the first three quarters of 2010, a 4 percent decline from the same period in 2009, representing a 13 percent drop in value to $2 billion, according to the Recording Industry Association of Japan. Shipments of international physical products declined 16 percent compared to the corresponding period last year. (10/21)

Chart News: Lil Wayne And Marco Antonio Solis
GRAMMY winner Lil Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being jumped from No. 16 to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 125,000 units sold, marking the largest leap to No. 1 since Radiohead's In Rainbows moved from No. 156 to the top on Jan. 19, 2008. In related chart news, Latin GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Marco Antonio Solis has now garnered the most No. 1 albums in the history of Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart with En Total Plenitude becoming his 10th chart-topper, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Overall albums sales for the week ending Oct. 17 totaled 5.01 million units, down 14 percent from the comparable sales week last year. Year-to-date album sales are at 230.97 million, down 14 percent compared to the same period last year. (10/21)

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