Vivendi Universal reports Universal Music Group's fiscal first quarter revenues increased 6% to €1.03 billion ($1.35 billion), thanks to strong sales in North America, Europe and Australia.

NEW YORK -- Vivendi Universal reports Universal Music Group's fiscal first quarter revenues increased 6% to €1.03 billion ($1.35 billion), thanks to strong sales in North America, Europe and Australia.

Sales of digital music, including downloads and ringtones, represented 4% of total revenues. Top sellers for the quarter included new albums from 50 Cent, Jack Johnson, 3 Doors Down, Mariah Carey and the Game.

Regional best sellers included albums from Mylene Farmer, Calogero and the Solidarite Asie tsunami relief project in France, Schnappi in Germany and Biaggio Antonacci in Italy.

Vivendi as a whole posted a 9% jump in first quarter revenue to €4.76 billion ($6.1 billion).

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