After reaping many a reward from Adele‘s chart smouldering set ’21’, Rob Stringer‘s ‘Columbia Records‘ has enjoyed a boost in their music industry market share this year, thanks to Beyonce’s self-titled surprise album!
Facts and figures below…
While failing to match the 10.3% they enjoyed last year, ‘Columbia‘ welcomed a 0.5% boost in their overall share for 2013 by way of sales generated by ‘Beyonce‘, released December 13th.
Indeed, had it not been for the album’s success, the label’s share would have sat at the 7.1 mark- still enough to have outperformed Interscope Geffen A&M (7%) but too far removed from the the 9.1% share Republic secured this year.
Powered by Drake‘s ‘Nothing Was the Same‘, the continued success of Taylor Swift‘s ‘Red’ and numbers pulled in by ‘Team’ player Lorde, Republic top this year’s chart with a 0.6% increase, after ending 2012 with 8.5%.
Elsewhere, Steve Bartel‘s Island Def Jam closed the year with 3.7%, despite birthing the monumental release that was Kanye West‘s ‘Yeezus.‘
Down 1.2% from last year, the absence of a new Rihanna album may be to blame for the label’s slight dip this year, even though it did earn a sizeable amount from her impressive discography, which includes 2007’s ‘Good Girl Gone Bad‘…now 6x Platinum in the United Kingdom.
Will new releases from August Alsina, Elijah Blake and Mariah Carey boost Def Jam’s muscle power in the coming year?
Will ‘Beyonce’ continue to give Stringer and co. even more cause to spend and smile in the months to follow?
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