Not a lot to report during this lazy-sales past week ended 3/4/12. Just 20k units was enough to put Lady Antebellum atop the Country album chart for the third consecutive time. In fact, the entire top 75 current country album list couldn’t reach a total of 301k units for the week!
Craig Morgan’s This Ole Boy debuted at No. 5 with sales just over 12k and Lyle Lovett debuted at No. 9 with sales of 10k.
Country album sales YTD are up a narrow 1.9%. The percentage of country album sales in digital format continues to circle near the 25% level (24.2% this week) compared with last year at this time when it was 20%.
Upcoming March releases include a second Luke Bryan offering, plus projects from Casey James and Lionel Richie. (See the complete list here.)
All genre album sales are up 2.9% just a little more than country. 37% of all albums purchased are in the digital format.
“Good Girl” from Carrie Underwood rides in at No. 1 for the second consecutive week on Digital Genre Country tracks chart. Fans downloaded another 119k units of the song this week, up from 107k. The second big seller on the Tracks list was Miranda’s “Over You,” downloaded over 51k times. Total country tracks sold YTD equals 28.798 million.
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