Chart News: Mediatraffic albums chart Top 10 only from now on

July 1, 2016 5:00 am 21 comments Views: 6

Over the years we had more and more albums in our monitoring, at the moment more than thousand. On the other side the global album sales shrink for many years, intensified since about three years due the very successful and still rapidly growing streaming sector. A comparison: exactly ten years ago, in the week 24, 2006, Sean Paul’s ‘The Trinity’ ranked at no.40 with 40,000 sales. This week Keith Urban’s ‘Ripchord’ is at the same position with only 15,000 sales. It’s very, very difficult, to create a reliable Top 40 chart furthermore with such low sales. Moreover it needs too much time to monitoring more than thousand albums every week. That’s why we make a drastic change, from last week on, we publish a weekly Top 10 with more informations to each album, here’s a link to the new outfit. And in the future we’ll monitoring only albums with a relevance for the weekly Top 10, for the yearly Top 40 or for the All Time Top 100. In addition we’ll give additional sales-stats about albums below the Top 10 in our weekly chart report here at the start page.

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