Current vs. catalog album sales in the U.S. 2009-2015

The statistic above presents data on music album sales in the United States from 2009 to 2015. In 2010, record companies sold 138.9 million albums from their deep catalogs.

Current versus catalog overall album sales in the United States 2009 to 2015

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Release date

January 2016


United States

Survey time period

2009 to 2015

Special properties

physical and digital albums

Supplementary notes

Current/Catalog definitions: “current” represents albums 18 months or newer; “catalog” 18 months or older (with some considerations for airplay and billboard chart position).
Figures other than for 2014 and 2015 come from previous Nielsen & Billboard’s reports.

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