While digital music sales continued to climb during the first six months of 2012, total album sales dipped again after a brief rise, according to a midyear report from Nielsen SoundScan.
Lady Gaga makes the history she (and her record label) sought this week, as the flamboyant singer's "Born This Way" bursts onto the U.S. album chart with sales of more than 1 million copies.
Music sales continue to bottom out this week, as Cake's latest, "Showroom of Compassion," sets a new record as the lowest-selling No. 1 album in Nielsen SoundScan history.
Becoming the first digital-only release to reach the apex of the U.S. album chart, the all-star set "Hope For Haiti Now" bows at No. 1 this week.
While most movie studios are singing the blues over soundtracks, Disney is whistling "Zip-A-Dee-Doo Dah."
The music biz can't stem the bleeding, but for now, digital tracks are proving to be a secure Band-aid. Album sales dropped for a seventh consecutive year, but a dramatic increase in the sale of…
Rapper T.I. has posted the biggest sales week of the year, selling 522,000 copies of "King" (Grand Hustle/Atlantic) in its opening sesh, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" became the first album to sell more than 1 million copies in its first week since 'N Sync's July 2001 release "Celebrity" did 1.88 million.