Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Usher: Confessions

"Sales of complete albums, the industry’s most profitable product, reached 330.6 million in the United States last year, a 1.3 percent increase from 2010, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which collects sales data from retailers. Some businesses might call that level of growth flat, but since album sales had fallen every year since 2004, it was a notable improvement. Some of that marginal growth came from one album, Adele’s '21' (XL/Columbia) which sold 5.82 million copies, the best one-year sales count for any album since Usher’s 'Confessions' sold 7.98 million copies in 2004" (Ben Sisario, "Full Album Sales Showed a Little Growth in 2011," New York Times, 1/4/12).

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