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Adele, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga lead first increase in record sales in seven years, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures.

Caroline Ku
  • 18 july 2011


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This article titled “First rise in US album sales since 2004” was written by Sean Michaels, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 8th July 2011 11.54 UTC

Check the sky for flying pigs: US album sales are up. American industry experts report that for the first time since 2004, more music is being bought and sold in 2011 than during the same time last year – a difference of almost 2m albums. It’s as if a sliver of light has penetrated the gloom of the music industry.

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