Nielsen Music 2007 Year End Music Industry Report For Canada

Canadian Album Sales Decline 9.5% in 2007

TORONTO--()--Nielsen SoundScan Canada, the entertainment industry's data information system that tracks point-of-purchase sales of recorded music product, and Nielsen BDS, the music industrys leading music performance monitoring service, have announced their 2007 Canadian year-end sales and airplay monitoring data, for the 52-week period January 1, 2007 through December 30, 2007.

TOTAL ALBUM SALES (01/01/07 12/30/07)

(INCLUDES CD, CS, LP, DIGITAL ALBUMS IN MILLIONS)

 
UNITS SOLD 2007 2006 % Chg.
 

41.8

47.7 -6.9%

DIGITAL TRACK SALES

(01/01/2007 12/30/2007 - IN MILLIONS)

 
UNITS SOLD 2007 2006 % Chg.
25.8 14.9 73%

DIGITAL ALBUM SALES (represents 4.7% of total album sales)

(01/01/2007 12/30/2007 - IN MILLIONS)

 

UNITS SOLD

2007 2006 % CHG.
1.98 1.02 93%

OVERALL MUSIC SALES (01/01/07 12/30/07)

(ALBUMS,SINGLES, MUSIC VIDEO, DIGITAL TRACKS IN MILLIONS)

 
UNITS SOLD 2007 2006 % Chg.
 
70.4 64.1 9.8%

OVERALL ALBUM SALES (01/01/07 12/30/07)

(ALL ALBUMS & TRACK EQUIVALENT ALBUMS - IN MILLIONS)

 
UNITS SOLD 2007 2006 % CHG.
 
44.4 47.7 -6.9%

2007 GENRE ALBUM SALES REPORT

(01/01/07-12/30/07 IN THOUSANDS)

 

 

 

CURRENT VS. CATALOG ALBUM SALES

(01/01/07-12/30/07: IN MILLIONS)

           
Genre

2007

2006 % Chg. Overall Albums 2007 2006 % Chg.
Alternative 7,884 9,851 -19.9% Current 25.1 27.6 -9.0%
Classical 1,560 1,850 -15.7% Catalog 16.7 18.6 -10.2%
Country 3,491 3,866 -9.7% Deep Catalog 10.8 11.8 -8.5%
Jazz 1,408 1,577 -10.7%
Metal 4,497 5,284 -14.9% Physical Albums: 2007 2006 % Chg.
R&B 3,862 4,028 -4.1% Current 24.0 27.0 -11.1%
Rap 2,181 2,413 -9.6% Catalog 15.8 18.2 -13.1%
Deep Catalog 10.3 11.5 -10.4%
(Note: Titles may appear in more than one genre.)
Digital Albums: (000s) 2007 2006 % Chg.
Current 1,125 632 78.0%
Catalog 864 397 117.6%
Deep Catalog 526 257 104.6%

2007 YEAR-TO-DATE RECORD COMPANY MARKET SHARE (1/01/07 - 12/30/07)

(reflects the market share for the entire entity including sub-distributed companies)

   

TOTAL ALBUMS (Catalog & Current Titles)

CURRENT ALBUMS

CATALOG ALBUMS

         
2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006
UMG 38.17% 35.73% UMG 38.85% 36.24% UMG 37.14% 34.97%
SONYBMG 20.20% 21.56% SONYBMG 19.85% 24.37% SONYBMG 20.73% 17.38%
WMG 13.76% 14.51% WMG 13.27% 13.58% WMG 14.50% 15.90%
EMI 9.45% 9.86% EMI 8.17% 8.15% EMI 11.37% 12.41%
OTHERS 18.42% 18.34% OTHERS 19.85% 17.66% OTHERS 16.26% 19.35%

2007 YEAR-TO-DATE RECORD COMPANY MARKET SHARE continued(1/01/07 - 12/30/07)

(reflects the market share for the entire entity including sub-distributed companies)

 

DIGITAL ALBUMS

DIGITAL TRACKS

  2007   2006   2007   2006
UMG 33.57% 35.05% UMG 34.33% 36.04%
SONYBMG 17.67% 18.07% SONYBMG 20.65% 21.50%
WMG 16.00% 16.97% WMG 20.64% 18.94%
EMI 13.14% 12.68% EMI 9.19% 9.03%
OTHERS 19.62% 17.24% OTHERS 15.18% 14.50%

2007 TOP TEN SELLING ALBUMS

 

2007 TOP TEN SELLING ARTISTS

(01/01/2007-12/30/2007)

     

(based on Album sales from 01/01/2007-12/30/2007)

     
Title/Artist Units Sold Artist Units Sold
 
1 Noel/ Josh Groban 380,000 1 Celine Dion 568,000
2 Call Me Irresponsible/ Michael Buble 304,000 2 Josh Groban 498,000
3 Taking Chances/ Celine Dion 301,000 3 Michael Buble 471,000
4 Best Damn Thing/ Avril Lavigne 279,000 4 Bon Jovi 343,000
5 Lost Highway/ Bon Jovi 246,000 5 Avril Lavigne 320,000
6 Good Girl Gone Bad/ Rihanna 232,000 6 Rihanna 267,000
7

Duos Dubois/ Dubois Claude Et Les Plus...

224,000 7 Johnny Cash 247,000
8

FutureSex/LoveSounds/ Justin Timberlake

221,000 8 Linkin Park 245,000
9 Timbaland Presents Shock Value/ Timbaland 218,000 9 Justin Timberlake 229,000
10. Minutes to Midnight/ Linkin Park 195,000 10. Dubois Claude Et Les Plus Gran 224,000

2007 TOP TEN SELLING DIGITAL TRACKS

(01/01/2007-12/30/2007)

   
Title/Artist Units Sold
1 The Way I Are/ Timbaland 94,000
2

Apologize/ Timbaland feat OneRepublic

85,000
3 Big Girls Dont Cry/ Fergie 83,000
4 Stronger/ Kanye West 80,000
5 Paralyzer/ Finger Eleven 79,000
6 The Sweet Escape/ Gwen Stefani 68,000
7 Umbrella/ Rihanna 66,000
8 Dont Stop the Music/ Rihanna 60,000
9 Makes Me Wonder/ Maroon 5 59,000
10. Crank That/ Soulja Boy TellEm 53,000

2007 TOP TEN SELLING DIGITAL SONGS

 

TOP TEN SELLING DIGITAL ALBUMS

(combines all versions of the same Song: 01/01/07 12/30/2007)

   

(01/01/2007-12/30/2007)

       
Title/Artist Units Sold Artist Units Sold
1 Way I Are/ Timbaland 98,000 1 Feist/ Reminder 17,000
2 Stronger/ Kanye West 94,000 2

Back to Black/ Amy Winehouse

11,000
3

Apologize/ Timbaland feat. OneRepublic

93,000 3 Timbaland Presents Shock Value/ Timbaland 10,000
4 Umbrella/ Rihanna 89,000 4 Neon Bible/ Arcade Fire 9,000
5 Big Girls Dont Cry/ Fergie 87,000 5 Noel/ Josh Groban 8,700
6 Hey There Delilah/ Plain White Ts 84,000 6 Graduation/ Kanye West 8,400
7

Girlfriend/ Avril Lavigne

83,700 7 Icky Thump/ White Stripes 8,200
8 Paralyzer/ Finger Eleven 79,000 8 It Wont Be Soon Before Long/ Maroon 5 8,100
9 Sweet Escape/ Gwen Stefani 71,000 9 Call Me Irresponsible/ Michael Buble 7,700
10.

Give It To Me/ Timbaland feat. Justin Tim...

63,000 10.

FutureSex/LoveSounds/ Justin Timberlake

7,600

 

2007 TOP TEN SELLING ALBUMS OF SOUNDSCAN ERA

       

TOP TEN SELLING ARTISTS OF SOUNDSCAN ERA

(1995 12/30/2007)

(1995 12/30/2007)

   
Title/Artist

Units Sold

Artist Units Sold
1 Come on Over/ Shania Twain 1,920,000 1 Celine Dion 6,793,000
2 Lets Talk About Love/ Celine Dion 1,487,000 2 Shania Twain 4,207,000
3 Big Shiny Tunes 2/ Various Artists 1,233,000 3 Backstreet Boys 4,081,000
4 Romanza/ Andrea Bocelli 1,116,000 4 U2 3,343,000
5 Up!/ Shania Twain 1,088,000 5 Sarah McLachlan 2,978,000
6 Aquarium/ Aqua 1,083,000 6 Eminem 2,898,000
7 Millennium/ Backstreet Boys 1,072,000 7 Beatles 2,862,000
8 Surfacing/ Sarah McLachlan 1,071,000 8 Andrea Bocelli 2,676,000
9 Beatles 1/ Beatles 1,060,000 9 Diana Krall 2,604,000
10. Backstreets Back/ Backstreet Boys 1,048,000 10. Britney Spears 2,484,000

2007 Year End Factoids:

  • Overall Album sales (including Albums and Track Equivalent Album sales) declined 6.9% compared to 2006.
  • Total album sales declined 9.5% compared to 2006.
  • More than 25 million digital tracks were purchased; an increase of 73% over 2006.
  • The top 200 tracks accounted for 18% of all track purchases; 4.7 million sales compared to 2.8 million in 2006.
  • Digital album sales increased 93% from 2006 with sales of 2 million compared to 1 million in 2006 and represented 4.7% of total album sales in 2007.
  • Celine Dion was the biggest selling artist with album sales surpassing 560,000 in 2007.
  • 37% of all albums purchased were at a Mass Merchant/Non Traditional outlets compared to 34% in 2006 and 29% in 2005.
  • Chain music stores accounted for 63% of all album sales, compared to 66% in 2006 and 71% in 2005.
  • Consistent with a year ago, the top two selling artists in Canada during the SoundScan era are both native Canadians; Celine Dion (6.8 million albums sold) and Shania Twain (4.2 million albums sold).
  • These same two artists continue to have the biggest selling albums for Canada in the SoundScan era; Shania Twains Come On Over album has sold 1.9 million units and Celine Dions Lets Talk about Love album has reached 1.5 million sales.
  • Consistent with the previous two years, 25% of total album sales occurred during the Holiday Season (last 6 weeks of year).

Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems (Nielsen BDS), the music industrys leading music performance monitoring service, has announced the most played songs at radio and at video for 2007.

 

 

Nielsen BDS:
Top 10 Most Played Songs

       

Nielsen BDS:
Top 10 Artist Airplay

   

Title/Artist

Detections Artist Detections
1 Paralyzer/ Finger Eleven 44,218 1 Avril Lavigne 107,632
2 The Sweet Escape/ Gwen Stefani feat. Akon 41,066 2 Nelly Furtado 102,246
3 Makes Me Wonder/ Maroon 5 37,383 3 Nickelback 98,960
4 Say It Right/ Nelly Furtado 36,852 4 Justin Timberlake 83,106
5 Big Girls Dont Cry/ Fergie 36,783 5 Daughtry 82,256
6 Before He Cheats/ Carrie Underwood 33,602 6 Bryan Adams 77,365
7

Its Not Over/ Daughtry

31,540 7 Maroon 5 75,686
8 If Everyone Cared/ Nickelback 31,247 8 Finger Eleven 75,357
9 Hey There Delilah/ Plain White Ts 31,245 9 Rascal Flatts 70,026
10. Chasing Cars/ Snow Patrol 29,679 10. Bon Jovi 68,775

Nielsen BDS: Top 10 Music Video Airplay

 
 
Title/Artist Detections
1

Umbrella/ Rihanna feat. Jay-Z

2,552
2 Girlfriend/ Avril Lavigne 2,544
3 Fallen Leaves/ Billy Talent 2,519
4 Surrender/ Billy Talent 2,070
5 Big Girls Dont Cry/ Fergie 2,000
6 Dont Matter/ Akon 1,962
7 The Sweet Escape/ Gwen Stefani feat. Akon 1,961
8 Crank That/ Soulja Boy TellEm 1,943
9 Beautiful Liar/Bello Embustero/ Beyonce & Shakira 1,894
10. What Goes Around..Comes Around/ Justin Timberlake 1,880

Contacts

Scoop Marketing
Larry Solters, Anna Loynes
213-639-6167

Contacts

Scoop Marketing
Larry Solters, Anna Loynes
213-639-6167