Monday , August 20 2018
Home / CD Sales Figures for 2002

CD Sales Figures for 2002

Music Industry News Network reports on Neilsen Sounscan CD sales through 12/22/02:

    Nielsen SoundScan, the entertainment industry’s data information system which tracks point-of-purchase sales of recorded music product, has announced its 2002 sales research data through 12/22/02. A subsequent report will be release on 01/02/03 will include sales through 12/29/02.

    2002 TOP TEN SELLING ALBUMS
    (01/01/2002-12/22/2002)

    Title / Artist Units Sold
    1. Eminem Show / Eminem 7,420,840
    2. Nellyville / Nelly 4,757,876
    3. Let Go / Avril Lavigne 3,858,398
    4. Home / Dixie Chicks 3,430,694
    5. 8 Mile / Soundtrack 3,185,537
    6. Missundaztood / Pink 3,049,865
    7. Ashanti / Ashanti 3,049,516
    8. Drive / Alan Jackson 2,998,114
    9. O Brother Where Art Thou? / Soundtrack 2,704,299
    10. Up / Shania Twain 2,646,107

    TOP TEN SELLING ALBUMS OF SOUNDSCAN ERA
    (1991 – 12/22/2002)

    Title / Artist Units Sold
    1. Come on Over / Shania Twain 14,490,470
    2. Jagged Little Pill / Alanis Morisette 14,084,425
    3. Metallica / Metallica 13,332,320
    4. Millennium / Backstreet Boys 12,030,804
    5. Bodyguard / Soundtrack 11,714,440
    6. Supernatural / Santana 11,165,842
    7. Human Clay / Creed 11,078,203
    8. No Strings Attached / N Sync 11,023,057
    9. Falling Into You / Celine Dion 10,525,873
    10. Baby One More Time / Britney Spears 10,416,070

    2002 YEAR-TO-DATE RECORD COMPANY MARKET SHARE (01/01/02-12/22/02)

    TOTAL ALBUMS
    (Catalog & Current Titles)
    2002 2001
    UMVD 28.86 % 26.39 %
    BMG 14.78 % 14.66 %
    WEA 15.86 % 15.93 %
    SONY 15.64 % 15.64 %
    EMD 8.43 % 10.65 %
    OTHERS 16.44 % 16.74 %

Also listed are figues by genre, current label breakdowns, total sales, and other tidbits – all very interesting, but remember: just because it sells doesn’t mean it isn’t crap.

UPDATE
USA Today reports figures through 12/29:

    CD album sales through Dec. 29 amounted to a rounded-off 649.5 million, compared with 712 million in 2001, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The decline follows a 2.5% drop in 2001 — the only two declines the music industry has experienced since SoundScan began tabulating sales in 1991.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

Check Also

Cover Anyone Can Be Rich

Book Review: ‘Anyone Can be Rich’ by Mark Tobak, MD

You might not think a psychiatrist would be responsible for one of the best new handbooks on making money out there, but that's exactly the case with Dr. Mark Tobak's 'Anyone Can Be Rich.' Another surprise: none other than Warren Buffett likes the book.