Sam Goody announced today that Philadelphia’s Y100 “Sonic Sessions” album has outsold national bestsellers including Britney Spears, NOW Vol. 8 and Kid Rock in the Philadelphia-area Sam Goody stores. Since the album’s debut four weeks ago, the album is nearly sold out. When “Sonic Sessions” debuted, it sold more units than any other title in the Philadelphia area with the exception of Creed’s new album, “Weathered.” During the second week of sales, the album landed at fourth place in Philadelphia-area Sam Goody stores.
“Y100’s Sonic Sessions series is truly a phenomenon and always is greeted with extraordinary enthusiasm by the station’s listeners. It is by far one of the most successful promotions Sam Goody has been a part of regionally, and its continued success is a testament to Y100’s understanding of just who their audience is and what they want.”
This year’s Sonic Sessions CD includes tracks from Dave Matthews, R.E.M., Barenaked Ladies, Incubus and Dido – among many others.
Y100 debuted their Sonic Sessions CD series in 1997. Each year since then, the CD has sold out in record time, beating the previous year’s sell-out time. The CD series highlights live performances done exclusively for Y100 and Y100 listeners.
Sam Goody is a leader in the entertainment software retailing industry. The stores are generally found in malls and are a division of the Minneapolis-based Musicland Group. The Musicland Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc.. As of November 30, 2001, The Musicland Group operated 1,327 retail stores in 49 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands under the names Sam Goody (628 stores), Suncoast, Media Play and On Cue. In addition to its four store formats, Musicland also operates four commercial Web sites including: SamGoody.com, Suncoast.com, MediaPlay.com and OnCue.com.