What music the world is listening to this week – popularity

I love getting this email update from Last FM every week or so (it hasn’t come in a few months until today, so I don’t know if it will be as frequent in the future) because it tells me what is popular by what people are listening to rather than what they are buying. I think this is a way more meaningful metric than what people buy because people buy a lot of music they don’t listen to and if you don’t listen to it you won’t buy it again. And that is the primary goal of the music industry right? To make as much money off selling you cds over and over again right? Anyway, this is a few weeks old now, but still interesting.  

Rank
This
Week
Rank
Last
Week
Weeks
On
Chart
Artist : Album Peak
1 1 10 Kanye West : Graduation
( Roc-A-Fella)
1
2 2 40 Amy Winehouse : Back To Black
(Universal)
2
3 3 55 Justin Timberlake : FutureSex/LoveSounds
(Jive)
1
4 5 72 Red Hot Chili Peppers : Stadium Arcadium
(Warner Bros)
1
5 7 27 Timbaland : Timbaland Presents: Shock Value
(Mosley Music Group)
4
6 6 22 Linkin Park : Minutes To Midnight
(Warner Bros.)
1
7 4 7 Foo Fighters : Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
(RCA)
2
8 9 53 Fergie : The Dutchess
(will.i.am music group/A&M)
7
9 10 13 High School Musical Cast : High School Musical 2
(Disney)
1
10 11 15 Hannah Montana : Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus
(Disney)
2
11 12 19 Rihanna : Good Girl Gone Bad
(Universal)
5
12 8 5 Bruce Springsteen : Magic
(Columbia)
2
13 13 25 Avril Lavigne : The Best Damn Thing
(Sony)
1
14 18 12 Colbie Caillat : Coco
(Republic)
14
15 14 7 James Blunt : All The Lost Souls
(WEA)
4
16 16 21 Maroon 5 : It Won’t Be Soon Before Long
(Universal)
2
17 15 35 Mika : Life In Cartoon Motion
(Island)
7
18 20 14 J. K. Rowling : Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
(Listening Library)
1
19 17 66 Nelly Furtado : Loose
(Geffen)
3
20 21 52 The Killers : Sam’s Town
(Island)
1
Gracenote Digital Top Ten Charts:
Album Charts: Alternative | Blues | Catalog | CCM/Gospel Country | Electronic/Dance | Folk | Hip Hop/Rap | Jazz | Latin | Metal | Pop | R&B/Soul Reggae | Rock | Soundtrack | World
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