The weekly Nielsen numbers are in and they are even worse than usual.
The top-selling album, with 1,789 sales, is Casey Cresczendo of The Dear (sic) Hunter with a release called Amour and Attrition. It is described as a symphony – and may even be one (we have not yet received a copy) – but its USP is rock musician doing his thing. It’s not classical.
The next two items, selling 253 copies and 173 respectively, are singing nuns.
Below that, peanuts.
A statistician would say that last week, measured by the usual minimal criteria, no classical music was sold in the United States of America.