The eighties are big, apparently.

Zack O’Malley Greenburg took last week’s info-dump from Billboard and Nielsen and gave it the fine-toothed comb treatment. Full analysis at Forbes:

Some of the most fascinating stories, however, are located beyond the first page of Nielsen’s report. Take, for instance, the sales figures for individual genres. Of the five most popular genres in terms of total tracks sold, the fastest-growing is Dance/Electronic, with sales surging 35.6%.

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