Well done Canadians!!

Canadians continue to buy more music
While Canadians bought more music in 2008, they weren’t buying albums.
Overall music sales – including albums, singles, music videos and digital tracks – rose 11.5 per cent to 78.5 million from 2007, according to numbers released by Nielsen SoundScan.
But overall album sales decreased 8.5 per cent to 40.6 million.
The biggest increase was in digital album sales, which jumped 69 per cent to 3.36 million. That outpaces the growth in the U.S., where digital album sales increased by 32 per cent to 65.8 million.
Australian hard-rockers AC/DC had the bestselling album of the year with “Black Ice,” their first disc in eight years, which sold 341,000 units. Coldplay followed closely with “Viva La Vida,” which sold 334,000 copies and led the digital album charge with 46,700 downloads.
Metallica’s comeback album “Death Magnetic” was third, selling 265,000 copies. Nickelback’s “Dark Horse” was the top-selling record by a Canadian artist or group. It sold 216,000 copies to place fourth.
The top-selling digital songs were Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance,” Flo Rida’s “Low” and “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry.
Barbadian singer Rihanna was the top-selling digital artist, moving 478,000 units.