Is there a new way of counting album/singles sales today?
It just flashed on the Tv that Mary J Blige has sold over 50 million albums and 15 million singles… like those numbers are impressive. My kid singing in the shower has gotten over 15 million youtube hits – which means the same thing basically – as they can also be downloaded and saved as mp4.
In other words, are they still counting the sales of physical singles in cd format? Why?
Rainbows, and now many other albums were sold exclusively online as a download…
Isn’t it time we just stopped making silly plastic “albums and singles”? Don’t get me started on the environment… but I digress.
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