Top Ten Biggest Selling Albums Worldwide In 2003 From IFPI

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  1. The Politics Of Dancing

    The Politics Of Dancing PACIFICA

    Jul 12, 2004
    New York City

    IFPI publishes definitive statistics yearbook on global recorded music market
    Sept 14, 2004

    IFPI today releases The Recording Industry In Numbers, the most authoritative and complete source of information on the worldwide recording industry.

    The eleventh edition of the RIN contains statistics and analysis of 68 countries' music markets around the world. It includes a breakdown of the most popular genres in the main markets, examines the changing face of music retailing and consumption, gives an overview of the growing market for digital music and charts the history of world sales of recorded music since 1969.

    Highlights of the 2004 edition include:

    The top 50 best-selling albums, globally, in 2003. The year's best-selling album was Norah Jones' Come 'Away With Me', followed by (in order of sales): 50 Cent 'Get Rich or Die Tryin'', Linkin Park 'Meteora', Dido 'Life for Rent', Beyonce Knowles 'Dangerously in Love', Coldplay 'A Rush of Blood to the Head', Evanescence 'Fallen', Britney Spears 'In the Zone', Avril Lavigne 'Let Go' and Celine Dion 'One Heart'. The major companies' top ten albums and top ten videos are also listed.

    Market shares of the major and independent companies by country. For the first time IFPI has produced market shares based on wholly or majority owned content on a country by country basis. This is in addition to regional and world market share figures, published for the first time by IFPI in the 2002 edition. The global market shares for 2003 are: BMG - 11.9%, EMI - 13.4%, Sony -13.2%, Universal - 23.5%, Warner - 12.7% and independents - 25.3%.

    Analysis of trends in retailing and music-to-mobile. In the retail sector there is a clear trend towards non-specialist retailing and sales of music over the internet. For example, in the UK, supermarkets' share of the market increased from 8.9% in 1999 to 21.9% in 2003. In France, where the trend is more pronounced, hypermarkets accounted for 39% in 2003. Internet sales - the sale of physical product via online stores - has increased in Germany from 1% in 1999 to 12% in 2003. This section also charts retail trends across five years in seven major markets.

    An overview of the still nascent music-to-mobile market, a potentially exciting growth channel, includes details of the sector and the main service launches.

    Overview of each of the world's main music markets. Country data is given on 68 markets around the world, including the number of annual album releases; recent national developments in the online market; and links to chart information and chart-compiling bodies in virtually every country.

    Hardware penetration, compilations, repertoire, genre and consumer trends. This section looks at the percentage of households with CD, DVD and digital players, as well as mobile ownership, internet and broadband penetration.

    There is new data on the compilations market, with Romania the world's biggest market for compilations at 41% of unit sales. Repertoire trends by country include the percentage of domestic versus international. Genre trends across five years are also listed. An overview of the classical music market shows it has slipped from $US1.5 billion value in 1999 to US$0.9 billion in 2003.

    Sales by age are also shown across six countries over five years. Sales among younger buyers are dropping.

    RIN also lists award certification levels across the world, tax levels on sound recordings, and world sales of audio and video by country from 1999 to 2003.

    The Recording Industry in Numbers is available online to members and subscribers via IFPI's Market Research Online facility. To buy copies please call IFPI's Market Research department on +20 7878 7911, or order here.

    For further information please contact Keith Jopling, Adrian Strain or Julie Harari on tel: +44 (0) 20 7878 7900

    So in summary:

    01 - Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
    02 - 50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
    03 - Linkin Park - Meteora
    04 - Dido - Life For Rent
    05 - Beyonce Knowles - Dangerously In Love
    06 - Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
    07 - Evanescence - Fallen
    08 - Britney Spears - In The Zone
    09 - Avril Lavigne - Let Go
    10 - Celine Dion - One Heart
  2. Suedey

    Suedey The name is Rosé. Champagne Rosé.

    Feb 3, 2004

    American Life went 12P in Latvia
  3. Agnetha

    Agnetha Guest

    What a FUCK AWFUL list...
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  4. Floella


    Feb 28, 2004
    Jeez, Celine can released any old SHITE and still sell bucketloads. She's almost invincible.
  5. Man in a Hamster Wheel

    Man in a Hamster Wheel Mr Blue

    Feb 5, 2004
    Moving through the doorway of a nation
    Only Dido, Coldplay and Britney vaguely appeal to me from that list.
  6. Suedey

    Suedey The name is Rosé. Champagne Rosé.

    Feb 3, 2004
    She's also a Sony artist - infamous for overshipping/overcertifying their artists. Does MARIAH ring any bells?
  7. rmbod

    rmbod Handsome Nincompoop!

    Feb 4, 2004
    Celine Dion's "One Heart" did nothing in the UK! Who's buying her sh*te?
  8. nosey

    nosey User

    Sep 4, 2004
    Most of those are dreadful.
  9. Suomi

    Suomi User

    Jun 16, 2004
    What about the Chinese artists!? Global - ha
  10. Lee

    Lee Ne me quitte pas

    Aug 8, 2004
    Great for Britney and Dido. :D
  11. belgo

    belgo EUROFREAK

    Mar 26, 2004
    La Belgique
    I have Beyonce,Britney and Evanescence and all three deserve to be on that list!

    Beyonce's album was a let down because of the high quality singles,but still I wouldn't ask for a refund as the singles and some of the album tracks are good enough to keep it.

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