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    Year's Chart-Topping Album Fails to Crack 4M Sales - NY Post, 12/27/06

    New York Post, 12/27/06
    Year's Chart-Topping Album Fails to Crack 4M Sales

    With only four days left in 2006, Walt Disney's "High School Musical" will have the dubious distinction of being the only best-selling album of the year to fall short of the 4 million copy mark.

    The first kids' record and TV soundtrack to top the year-end album sales chart is also - with 3.6 million copies sold through Dec. 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan - the lowest-achieving chart topper since 1991.

    It's been a pretty steady decline: "HSM" is the third album in the past six years to fail to crack 5 million copies. Last year Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi" sold 4.9 million copies and five years ago Linkin Park's "Hybrid Theory" sold 4.8 million.

    No best-selling album of the year has topped 8 million since 2000.
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    Re: Year's Chart-Topping Album Fails to Crack 4M Sales - NY Post, 12/27/06

    Well, if they'd put out good music, maybe it would sell...
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    Re: Year's Chart-Topping Album Fails to Crack 4M Sales - NY Post, 12/27/06

    Quote Originally Posted by FrumiousBoojum View Post
    Well, if they'd put out good music, maybe it would sell...
    It's not about the quality (or lack thereof) of the music. Album sales are in a steady decline largely because of the increase of digital downloads (iTunes, Rhapsody) and file sharing. People just aren't buying albums/cd's like they used to.

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    Re: Year's Chart-Topping Album Fails to Crack 4M Sales - NY Post, 12/27/06

    Quote Originally Posted by disneytim View Post
    It's not about the quality (or lack thereof) of the music. Album sales are in a steady decline largely because of the increase of digital downloads (iTunes, Rhapsody) and file sharing. People just aren't buying albums/cd's like they used to.
    I know that...

    But the general music suckage is playing a huge part of it. Or at least it is for me. I don't even think I've heard a memorable song within the last year.
    -Tim

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