Clapton Digital Pre-Sales A WMG Record

Veteran rocker Eric Clapton's latest release has set a label record for digital pre-sales. Clapton's Robert Johnson tribute album "Me and Mr. Johnson" (Duck/Reprise), which debuted at No. 6 on Veteran rocker Eric Clapton's latest release has set a label record for digital pre-sales.

Clapton's Robert Johnson tribute album "Me and Mr. Johnson" (Duck/Reprise), which debuted at No. 6 on
The Billboard 200 this week, was made available to digital outlets March 23 -- a week prior to its official release -- and the label says the move prompted the most pre-sale digital orders in Warner Music Group history.

The set was offered on digital services such as the iTunes Music Store, Napster, MusicMatch, Rhapsody and Liquid Audio as well as Warner Bros. Records' Digital Music Store.

The label did not release precise sales numbers.

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