SoundScan 1999 Year-End Music Industry Report

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Date: Jan 06, 2000
Source: ENTERTAINMENT WIRE
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LOS ANGELES--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2000--SoundScan, the entertainment industry's data information system which tracks point-of-purchase sales of recorded music product, has announced its 1999 year-end sales research data as follows:

1999 TOP TEN SELLING ALBUMS
(01/04/99 -- 01/02/2000)

Title / Artist Units Sold 1. Millennium / Backstreet Boys 9,445,732 2. Baby One More Time / Britney Spears 8,358,619 3. Ricky Martin / Ricky Martin 5,981,155 4. Come On Over / Shania Twain 5,618,134 5. Significant Other / Limp Bizkit 4,952,890 6. Supernatural / Santana 4,732,589 7. Devil Without a Cause / Kid Rock 4,259,736 8. Fanmail / TLC 4,186,685 9. Christina Aguilera / Christina Aguilera 3,662,905 10. Wide Open Spaces / Dixie Chicks 3,463,642

TOP TEN SELLING ALBUMS OF SOUNDSCAN ERA (1991 -- 01/02/2000)

Title / Artist Units Sold 1. Jagged Little Pill / Alanis Morissette 13,542,393 2. Come On Over / Shania Twain 12,110,660 3. Metallica / Metallica 11,715,533 4. Bodyguard / Soundtrack 11,605,690 5. Falling Into You / Celine Dion 10,224,282 6. Cracked Rear View / Hootie & the Blowfish 9,817,666 7. Titanic / Soundtrack 9,806,175 8. Millennium / Backstreet Boys 9,445,732 9. Ropin' The Wind / Garth Brooks 9,370,863 10. Backstreet Boys / Backstreet Boys 9,258,265

1999 YEAR-TO-DATE RECORD COMPANY MARKET SHARE (01/04/99 -- 01/02/00)

TOTAL ALBUMS CURRENT ALBUMS (Catalog & Current Titles) 1999 1998 1999 1998

UMVD 26.39 % 24.48 % UMVD 26.85 % 24.16 % SONY 16.27 % 16.57 % BMG 19.61 % 14.40 % BMG 16.07 % 12.21 % SONY 17.03 % 17.45 % WEA 15.77 % 18.20 % WEA 13.68 % 17.25 % EMD 9.45 % 12.95 % EMD 8.21 % 13.52 % OTHERS 16.05 % 15.58 % OTHERS 14.63 % 13.21 %

SINGLES 1999 1998

BMG 27.72% 27.06% SONY 22.23% 16.67% UMVD 17.93% 23.29% WEA 15.75% 18.46% EMD 8.09% 8.14% OTHERS 8.28% 6.39%

(Note: The UMVD totals for 1998 combine Uni & PGD market share)

1999 GENRE SALES REPORT (01/04/99 -- 01/02/00)

Album Units Sold (000s)

Genre 1999 1998 Alternative 120,952 113,476 Classical 17,311 16,603 Country 69,300 72,605 Jazz 19,557 17,752 Latin 22,228 15,575 Metal 29,792 29,334 R&B 175,339 161,899 Rap 87,663 81,262 Christian/Gospel 46,852 41,852 Soundtrack 41,629 61,456 New Age 5,804 7,090 (Note: Titles may appear in more than one genre)

INTERNET ALBUM SALES (01/04/99 -- 01/02/00)

Units Sold 8,499,473

TOTAL ALBUM SALES (IN MILLIONS) (Includes Catalog And Current Titles) 1999 1998 Albums 754.8 711.0 CDs 648.1 578.3 Cassettes 105.1 130.8 Other 1.6 1.9

HOLIDAY ALBUM SALES (Week Ending 11/28/99 -- 01/02/00)

1999 1998 Total Albums 141,096,000 132,634,000 Chain 79,450,000 79,397,000 Independent 15,253,000 14,034,000 Mass Merchant 44,422,000 38,945,000 Non-Traditional(a) 1,971,000 1,158,000 Mall 26,660,000 32,423,000 Strip 36,014,000 34,499,000 Freestanding 29,031,000 26,508,000

(a) Non-Traditional category includes Internet, Mail Order & Venue sales.

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