Runaway Dinosaur

For the love of the music…..

2007 Is In the Books

Posted by T Rex on January 4, 2008

The final numbers are in……

“Sales of physical and digital albums tumbled to 500.5 million units. It marked the lowest tally and the steepest decline since Nielsen began publishing estimates based on point-of-sales data in 1993″-Reuters

“Music purchases slumped across all major genres, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Even the one bright spot had a shadow cast over it: Sales of song downloads grew 45%, but that was slower growth than 2006’s 65%. “-Forbes

The year’s best-selling album? Josh Groban’s Christmas collection Noel, at 3.7 million units–even though it came out in the second week of October.-The Power of Oprah!!

Top-selling download artist: Fergie, 7.54 million downloads sold

Most downloaded track: “Crank That” by Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, 2.7 million tracks sold

Most downloaded album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long by Maroon 5, with 252,000 units sold

Top-selling ringtone: “Buy U A Drank” by T-Pain, 2.3 million units sold

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