million-selling albums of the first half of 2008 are Lil’ Wayne‘s Tha Carter III (1,526,000), Jack Johnson’s Sleep Through The Static (1,248,000) and Mariah Carey’s E=MC2 (1,063,000). Two other albums are close to striking the 1 million mark: Alicia Keys’ As I Am (986,000 in 2008 sales) and Viva La Vida (971,000).
Still don’t think The Cd Is Dead.. How bout this
Just three albums topped 1 million copies in sales (CDs and digital downloads combined) in the first six months of 2008, the lowest total since Nielsen/SoundScan set up shop in 1991. Six albums sold 1 million copies in the first six months of 2007. Fully 16 albums hit the million mark in the first half of 2006. (The business hit its peak in 2001 when a whopping 37 albums reached the 1 million mark in the first 26 weeks of the year.)