Overall music sales in the United States from 2008 to 2013

This statistic provides data on overall music sales in the United States from 2008 to 2013. In 2011, music sales in the United States increased sharply, and continued to grow in 2012, with 1.61 billion units sold. However, by 2013 sales had dropped again to just over 1.5 billion. Click here for a statistic on the best-selling albums in 2012.

Overall music sales in the United States from 2008 to 2013

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Release date

January 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

2008 to 2013

Special properties

Albums, singles, music videos, and digital tracks

Supplementary notes

Figures other than for 2012 and 2013 come from previous Nielsen Company & Billboard's reports.

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