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The Top-Selling Album Of The Past 25 Years Is A Pleasant Surprise

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The top-selling album since 1991 ain't from a boy band or Celine Dion.

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The 10 Albums Released Since 2000 That Have Sold Over 10 Million Copies

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Ten albums released since 2000 that have achieved Diamond status, a.k.a. sold over 10 million copies, including Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory.

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Question Of The Day: What Do Rick Ross’ First Week Sales Numbers Mean?

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Officer Ricky scored another one with God Forgives, I Don't <a href="http://www.billboard.com/news/rick-ross-scores-fourth-no-1-album-with-1007775952.story#/news/rick-ross-scores-fourth-no-1-album-with-1007775952.story">topping the SoundScan charts</a> during its first week of sales.

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Madonna’s MDNA Suffers Biggest Second Week Sales Slide Ever

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<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerfriedman/2012/04/09/madonna-mdna-will-have-biggest-second-week-drop-in-chart-history/">Forbes:</a> "When all the numbers are in on Tuesday night, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/mdna">“MDNA”</a> will have fallen from number 1 by 88%–from 359,000 copies in its first week to roughly 46,000 the second week.

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The Lady Gaga Effect: Billboard Creates New Chart Policies

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Effective November 21, Billboard has instituted <a href="http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/record-labels/billboard-pricing-policy-effective-november-1005528902.story">a new policy</a> regarding singles and album sales, setting a price threshold for which releases will count towards music industry publication's charts.

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10.26 The Cooler

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Jessica Aedo Justin Bieber Not Going To Prison For Copyright Infringement <a href="http://musically.com/blog/2011/10/25/justin-bieber-not-going-to-prison-for-copyright-infringement/">[Music Ally]</a> Soundscan May Only Be Counting 15% of Vinyl Sales <a href="http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/stories/102411vinyl">[Digital Music News]</a> Does “Basketball Wives” Encourage Groupie Behavior.

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How To Sell A Million Records Like Lady Gaga

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Neilsen's SoundScan is in for the week and the most notable is the always newsworthy Lady Gaga who managed to accomplish a feat only 16 others have done -- selling a million copies in the first week.

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50 Cent Has A Change Of Heart Regarding Album Sales & Artistry

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I really didn't want to speak on this until his official first week numbers came in because, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/11/attention-deficit-sells-28000-copies-in-its-first-week">outside of water cooler banter</a>, it doesn't really matter much.

Attention Deficit

Which Came First, The Chicken Or The Egg?

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According to Soundscan, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/attention-deficit">Attention Deficit</a> sold 28,100 copies last week.


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