CD sales have dropped massively over the past 5
the top 10 albums accounted for 56.4 million unit
sales in 2000, by 2012 this had dropped by 38.7
million to 17.7 million (a 69% drop).
Piracy is key to the decline of cd sales. Nowerdays
people are downloading songs illegally from various
People use Youtube to mp3 converters to download
People that download songs legally from itunes also
helps to the decline of cd sales
Why does this happen
Artists like Michael Bublé, Adele, Susan Boyle and
Josh Groban represent the new ‘safe’ market for
album sales. These artists appeal to older music
buyers who still predominately buy CDs
Susan Boyle debut album sold 2 million copies in one
week which smashed the record for sales of a debut
album by a UK artist
Artist who still sells
50 Cent is one of the best selling rap stars of all time
His debut album, "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" broke
music records and went multi-platinum. It was
number one right away on the Billboard 200. It sold
872,000 copies in the first four days.
Example of artist album
50cent second album The Massacre was also a great
It was released in 2005 and sold 1.14 million copies in
the first four days. Highest ever from a rap artist in
the first 4 days.
50Cent second Album
His third album ‘Curtis’ was released in 2007 and
didn’t do aswell as his past two albums but it still
sold a high amount
It debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling
691,000 units in the first week, behind Kanye
West's Graduation, whom he had a sales competition
with, as both albums were released on the same day.
50cent’s third album
Before is self destruct is the fourth studio album by
American rapper 50 Cent, released November 9, 2009
This album shows the highest drop of all his albums
The album only sold a little bit over 100k in its first
week, 10 times less than his second album and 8
times less than his first.
50cent’s fourth album
The decline of 50cent albums told me that it might be
due to his product not being as good as before
But I believe that it’s that the world is becoming
more digital so people will be able to download his
album illegally for free instead of buying it and
What does this tell you
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