Digital Music

UK’s 7digital.com’s Top ’06 Sellers

The UK’s 7digital.com has announced it’s top selling downloads and
artists of 2006
.
7digital_logo_5 Leading the singles chart is Leona Lewis with "A Moment Like This" which sold 571,253 copies. Top album is "Black
Holes And Revelations" by Muse and top artists of 2006 i
nclude Depeche Mode at #1, Sugababes at #5 and Coldplay at #14.

In addition, 7digital.com reported a 400%
increase in sales from 2005 and a half million people purchasing tracks over the past 12 months. Speaking about
this growth, Ben Drury, MD, 7digital.com says, "The digital music market has
exploded, particularly over the past six months, accounting for approximately
79% of all Creativezenvplus_16
single sales. We have seen Leona Lewis become the fastest selling
female artist of all time with over 100,000 digital sales in the first 48 hours."

Changes to UK chart rules as of January 1st should
also support future growth in digital music. Increasingly unsigned bands and indie labels can reach Top 40
positions without the release a physical single or the backing of a major label.

Read the full chart after the jump.

Top Singles of 2006

Ranking Artist  Track 
1       Leona   A Moment Like This    
2      
Gnarls Barkley  Crazy 
3       David Hasselhoff        Jump In My
Car

4       Scissor
Sisters
I Don’t Feel Like
Dancin’
      
5       José González   Heartbeats    
6       Muse    Assassin      
7       Thunder The Devil Made Me Do It
8      
Snow Patrol     Chasing
Cars
   
9       Orson   No Tomorrow   
10      The Automatic   Monster


Top Albums of
2006

Ranking
Artist  Track 
1       Muse    Black Holes And Revelations   
2       Gnarls Barkley  St. Elsewhere 
3       Arctic Monkeys  Whatever People Say I Am,
That’s What I’m Not
 
4       Snow Patrol     Eyes
Open
      
5       James
Morrison
  Undiscovered   
6       Lily Allen      Alright, Still
7       Adam Ant        Extra
Wonderful

8       José
González
   Veneer
9       Keane   Under The Iron Sea    
10      
Pet Shop Boys   Fundamental   


Top Artists
of 2006

Ranking
Artist Name   
1      
Depeche Mode   
2      
Gnarls Barkley
3      
Pet Shop Boys 
4      
Muse   
5       Sugababes      
6       Snow Patrol   
7       Arctic Monkeys
8       Madonna
9       Girls Aloud   
10      Keane 
11      José González 
12      David Hasselhoff      
13      
Scissor Sisters
14      
Coldplay      
15      
The Feeling   
16      
Thom Yorke    
17      
U2    
18      Orson 
19      Razorlight    
20      Embrace
(Ends)

 
About 7digital
Established in January 2004, 7digital is the digital media delivery
company offering access to a huge catalogue of popular and eclectic legal
downloads, competitive download prices and promotions, the highest quality sound
available, a broad range of file formats and a very easy and secure online
shopping experience. 7digital also enables secure digital media commerce on
behalf of record labels, broadcast content owners, retail and brand partners.
7digital’s clients include Universal, EMI, British Film Institute, Channel 5,
Warner Music, MTV, Sony BMG, V2, Echo, Independiente and many more. The company
has distributed content through over 500 partner sites including AOL, MSN,
Lycos, Last.fm, Yahoo!, NME and XFM, delivered over 5,000,000 digital products
in over 200 countries.

7digital is a privately held company
based in central London, UK and is backed by Benchmark Capital, the venture
capital firm behind eBay and other leading technology
companies.

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