Nielsen 2016 Report: Streaming Smashes From Adele, Drake & More Offset Sinking Music Sales

As streaming rapidly becomes music’s leading format, the business is growing with it. In 2016, the industry tallied 561 million album-consumption units, according to Nielsen Music, a 3 percent increase over 2015’s 543.8 million units — the first time during the millennium that the industry has posted gains in two consecutive years. For more stats from Nielsen, click here.