Digital Song Sales Chart Shows Lowest No. 1 Total in 10 Years

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Getty Images As streaming surges, digital sales slide, with the latest week's top-selling song showing the lowest sum since 2006. The Chainsmokers' "Closer," featuring Halsey, crowns Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart (dated Nov. 12), but, with 84,000 downloads sold in the week ending Oct. 27, according to Nielsen Music, the total is the lowest for a No. 1 song on the tally in 10 years. Granted, "Closer" is in its 12th week atop Digital Song Sales (and 11th week atop the Billboard Hot 100), sold as many as 208,000 slightly more than a month ago (as reflected on the Sept. 24-dated chart) and has sold 1.7 million to date, but its latest frame is significant in the overall context of declining digital song sales. The last song to sell fewer downloads in a week than "Closer"? Hinder's "Lips of an Angel," which led the chart dated Oct. 28, 2006, with 75,000. Meanwhile,...

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