The biggest-selling album of the year, as of April 21, is Sam Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour,” (which by the way finished second to Ed Sheerhan in 2014). But get this: only 370,000 copies have been sold. I repeat, this is the biggest-selling album of the year! Takeaway: The term “album” is irrelevant now.

Today’s artists are making the most of the digital realm by offering less music more often. Why wait for an entire album when small batches of songs simultaneously is just as profitable?, is the new mentality. Like it or hate it, it’s just the way things are done now, so we might as well embrace it, right? There’s more to tell in the audio below: