US albums sales hit all time low

The United States has seen its biggest drop in album sales since records began this week.

Nielson SoundScan, which tracks sales data, reported that only 3.97million albums were bought in the US in the last week. The lowest weekly sales it has recorded since they began tracking in 1991 and the first time it has fallen below the 4 million mark.

Overall, the American music market has seen a worrying trend in total album sales in the last year, already being down by 14.6% when compared to last year and dropping by 100,000s every quarter.

A number of record executives have attributed the trend to the growth of streaming services such as Spotify and Last.FM, but with recent number one records going to those who shift less than 100,000 copies, how long does this format have?

[Via NME]

More News

The Staves return with new single 'Nazareth'

Although they have been keeping themselves mildly quiet these last few years, The Staves have now returned to share a brand new single. The new... 1 month 2 weeks ago

Yellow Days unveils new track 'Getting Closer'

With his highly-anticipated new album set to drop next month, producer George van den Broek aka Yellow Days has now unveiled the next cut to be taken... 1 month 2 weeks ago

Sea Girls deliver new single 'Forever'

With only a couple of weeks left before they release their long-awaited debut album, Sea Girls have now unveiled the final preview of their... 1 month 2 weeks ago

Cut Copy unveil new single 'Like Breaking Glass'

With their eagerly-awaited new album set to drop in just a few weeks, Cut Copy have now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from their forthcoming... 1 month 2 weeks ago

Liimo announce debut album 'Volume 01'

Having spent the last few years releasing a wave of highly-praised singles, Scottish alt-pop outfit Liimo now announced their plans for a debut... 1 month 2 weeks ago

Beabadoobee details debut album 'Fake It Flowers'

Having already hinted about her debut album earlier this year, Beabadoobee has now announced the full details behind her highly-anticipated studio... 1 month 2 weeks ago

Declan McKenna delivers new single 'Be An Astronaut'

With his highly-anticipated new album set to drop in less than a month, Declan McKenna has now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from his... 1 month 2 weeks ago

Cabbage announce new album 'Amanita Pantherina'

Following on from the enormous praise they received for their stunning 2018 debut album 'Nihilistic Glamour Shots' in 2018, Manchester punks Cabbage... 1 month 2 weeks ago

Meadow Meadow share new single 'TwoTwo'

With their highly-anticipated debut EP landing later in the month, Meadow Meadow, the new project of ex-Spring King members Peter Darlington and... 1 month 2 weeks ago