UK album sales plummet

Single sales are up, though, according to new figures

Album sales in the UK dropped by 10.8 percent, according to new industry figures.

There were 138.1million albums sold in the UK in 2007, compared with 154.7 million in 2006.

Single sales, however, were up to 86.6 million sales, compared to 67 million in 2006.

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) claimed that the fall in album sales was due to a combination of illegal downloading and pirating and difficult retail conditions.

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