For the second year in a row, Atlantic Records ranks as the #1 label in the music industry — with the biggest U.S. total album market share of 2009. As reported by Nielsen SoundScan (for calendar year ending January 3), Atlantic wrapped up the year with an 8.23% Year-To-Date current album market share, and a 7.33% Year-To-Date total album market share (current and catalog combined). Atlantic is also far and away the leader in current digital album market share for 2009, at 8.45%.
Atlantic Records posted 19 albums in the Top Twenty on the Billboard 200 in the course of 2009, including 11 Top Ten debuts. In Billboard magazine’s year-end charts, five out of the top twenty Artists of the Year were part of the Atlantic family — including T.I. (Grand Hustle/Atlantic), Flo Rida (Poe Boy/Atlantic), Jason Mraz (Atlantic), Zac Brown Band (Home Grown/Big Picture/Atlantic), and Roadrunner Records’ Nickelback.