SoundScan Year-End-Report: 2010

Finally. It has arrived. That Holy Grail for Number Watchers. The SoundScan Year-End-Report.

We’ve seen some snippits in some of our other number threads for the last couple of days, but here is the press release that lays it all out.

SoundScan 2010 Year-End-Report

Bookmark it and look smart 6 months from now.


Some MJ Blog related Numbers:

2010 TOP TEN SELLING ARTISTS
5 Glee Cast 3, 603, 000
6 Susan Boyle 2, 711, 000

2010 TOP TEN SELLING ALBUMS
5 The Gift/ Susan Boyle 1, 852, 000

2010 TOP TEN SELLING DIGITAL ARTISTS
7 Glee Cast 10, 654, 000

2010 TOP TEN SEASONAL ALBUMS
1 The Gift/ Susan Boyle 1, 852, 000
2 O Holy Night/ Jackie Evancho 1, 010, 000
3. Music: Xmas/ Glee Cast 917, 000

2010 TOP TEN INTERNET ALBUMS
2 The Gift/ Susan Boyle 152, 600
5 O Holy Night/ Jackie Evancho 102, 500
10. I Dreamed A Dream/ Susan Boyle 71, 800

2010 TOP TEN PHYSICAL ALBUMS
5 The Gift/ Susan Boyle 1, 820, 000
10. O Holy Night/ Jackie Evancho 991, 000

– Music purchases reached 60 million during week ending December 26, 2010, making it the third biggest sales week in the history of Nielsen SoundScan.

-In 2010, nine different artists broke the 10 million digital track sales barrier compared to four artists in 2009.

-There were more than 397, 000 different physical albums that sold at least one copy over the Internet during 2008 compared to 450, 000 in 2008 and 390, 000 in 2007.

2010 Strata Factoids:
33% of all albums purchased were at a Mass Merchant outlet (Walmart, Target, etc.).
26% of all albums were purchased through a digital service such as iTunes, Amazonmp3, eMusic, etc.
23% of all albums were purchased at Chain outlets (Best Buy, etc.).
8% of all albums were purchased at Independent music stores.
7% of all albums were purchased through an e-commerce retailer, such as Amazon and many others

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