WINNER OF THE WEEK
HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH
The Recording Industry Association of America certified 1994’s Cracked Rear View as the best-selling album of 1995, at more than 10 million copies. Hootie blew away the nearest competition, Garth Brooks’ The Hits, by more than 2 million.
TREND OF THE WEEK
Last year’s obsession (Spacehog, Boss Hog) continues: L.A. trio Hog will release their debut on Geffen. Meanwhile, Ministry’s Filth Pig is due next week, and soul label Blind Pig keeps on oinking in the free world. Must be the year of the pig