Take That's supremacy in the U.K. market extended into the pre-Christmas sales charts published yesterday (Dec. 17). In the penultimate survey before the holiday, the group's single, "Patience" (Polydor), started a fifth week at No. 1, while the album "Beautiful World" leads the way for a third week.
The value of Spain's videogame market in 2005 almost matched the combined value of the market for CDs and DVDs, the Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE said today (June 21) when it presented its 585-page 2006 annual report.
Spain's recorded music market in 2005 shrank by 5.7% in value to €407 million ($488.5 million), labels' body Promusicae said on Thursday (March 30). During the same period, shipments of soundcarriers fell by 5.2% in volume to 39.4 million units.
A little more than a month after its release, Coldplay's "X&Y" has been certified double-platinum in July by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The organization verified shipments of 2 million copies of the Capitol set to U.S. retailers.
The eponymous debut by U.S. act Scissor Sisters was the best-selling album of 2004 in the United Kingdom. The Polydor U.K. band sold 1.59 million albums during the year, according to the Official Charts Co., which compiles the U.K.'s sales charts.