August 20th, 2010
03:28 PM ET
Album sales suffer but 'Recovery' still reigns
With 4.95 million units sold, this past week - ending on August 15 - marked an all-time low for the music industry.
It’s the lowest selling week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking album sales 19 years ago, according to Billboard.
In fact, Billboard reported, this is the second time to date that the weekly total has fallen short of 5 million.
Yet despite the slump in record sales, Eminem still seems to be doing all right: his latest album, “Recovery,” has spent six weeks at No. 1. The “Camp Rock 2” soundtrack isn't doing too shabby either, bringing in about $41,000.
Guess it's better luck next week for the rest of the industry.
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