NEW YORK — Sales of gospel-music albums climbed 11.6 percent in the first half of 2006, compared to the same period in 2005 — the first time album sales have increased since 2002. In the six-month period ending July 2, 2006, gospel-music albums sold 17,952,000, compared to 16,085,000 for the same period in 2005, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Legal downloads…
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