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Thursday
Jan062011

Eminem Had 2010's Best-Selling Album; Katy Perry Best-Selling Single

Photo Courtesy - Aftermath Records(NEW YORK) -- Eminem's Recovery is now complete.  Billboard reports the album has been officially confirmed by Nielsen Soundscan as the best-selling album of 2010 in the U.S., with 3.42 million copies sold.

Eminem also had the year's best-selling album back in 2002, with The Eminem Show, making him the only artist to grab that honor twice since 1991, when SoundScan started tracking music sales.

The second-best-selling album of 2010 was Lady Antebellum's Need You Now, with 3.09 million copies sold, followed by Taylor Swift's Speak Now, with 2.96 million copies sold.  Swift is also 2010's best-selling artist overall.  All of her albums put together sold a total of 4.47 million copies in 2010.

The other best-selling albums of the year are, in descending order, My World 2.0 by Justin Bieber, The Gift by Susan Boyle, The Fame by Lady Gaga, Soldier of Love by Sade, Drake's Thank Me Later, Raymond v. Raymond by Usher, and Ke$ha's Animal.

On the singles side, Nielsen Soundscan says Katy Perry's "California Gurls" was the year's best-selling digital track, with 4.40 million copies sold.  Train's "Hey Soul Sister" was second, with 4.31 million copies sold, and Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna, was third, with 4.25 million.

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Friday
Dec312010

Year in Review: Top 10 Movies in US, World

Photo Courtesy - Disney/Pixar(NEW YORK) -- Here are the top 10 highest-grossing movies for 2010 in the United States:

1. Toy Story 3 -- $415 million
2. Alice in Wonderland -- $334 million
3. Iron Man 2 -- $312 million
4. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse -- $301 million
5. Inception -- $292 million
6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I -- $258 million
7. Despicable Me -- $250 million
8. Shrek Forever After -- $238 million
9. How to Train Your Dragon -- $218 million
10. The Karate Kid -- $177 million

Here are the top 10 highest-grossing movies from 2010 around the world:

1. Toy Story 3 -- $1.063 billion
2. Alice in Wonderland -- $1.024 billion
3. Inception -- $825 million
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I -- $778 million
5. Shrek Forever After -- $737 million
6. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse -- $693 million
7. Iron Man 2 -- $622 million
8. Despicable Me -- $537 million
9. (tie) Clash of the Titans -- $493.2 million
9. (tie) How to Train Your Dragon -- $493.2 million

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Friday
Dec312010

Year in Review: Music Industry Greats Who Died in 2010

Teddy Pendergrass. Photo Courtesy - David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Here are some of the musical greats we lost in 2010:

Ronnie James Dio, 67, singer, Black Sabbath, Dio, Elf, Rainbow, Heaven and Hell, May 16, stomach cancer.

Lena Horne, 92, singer, actress, May 9, heart failure.

Marvin Isley, 56, bassist for the Isley Brothers, June 6, complications from diabetes.

Paul Gray, 38, bassist for Slipknot, May 24, morphine overdose.

Jimmy Dean, 81, country music singer and sausage entrepreneur, June 13, natural causes.

Guru, 48, rapper in the group Gang Starr, April 19, cancer.

Willie Mitchell, 81, produced records for artists including Al Green and Ann Peebles, Jan. 5, cardiac arrest.

Teddy Pendergrass, 59, singer, Jan. 13, respiratory failure.

Kate McGarrigle, 63, singer/songwriter, mother of Rufus Wainwright, Jan. 18, cancer.

Peter Steele, 48, lead singer, bassist of Type O Negative, April 14, heart failure.

T. Bone Wolk, 58, longtime bassist for Hall & Oates, Feb. 28, heart attack.

Michael Been, 60, lead singer of The Call, Aug. 19, heart attack.

Jay Reatard, 29, lead singer, guitarist of The Reatards, solo artist, Jan. 13, drug overdose.

Malcolm McLaren, 64, punk impresario, manager of the Sex Pistols, New York Dolls, April 8, mesothelioma.

Doug Fieger, 57, frontman of The Knack, Feb. 14, cancer.

Alex Chilton, 59, lead singer of Big Star, the Box Tops, March 17, heart attack.

Ari Up, 48, singer of punk band The Slits, stepdaughter of Johnny Rotten, Oct. 20, cancer.

Peter Quaife, 66, bassist of The Kinks, June 23, complications due to kidney disease.

Mick Green, 66, English guitarist of Johnny Kidd & The Pirates and Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Jan. 11,  complications due to heart problems.

Ali "Ollie" Woodson, 58, former singer of The Temptations, May 30, cancer.

Bill Aucoin, 66, former manager of Kiss, June 28, complications from prostate cancer.

Ron Banks, 58, singer, founding member of the Dramatics, March 4, heart attack.

Solomon Burke, 70, blues and soul singer/songwriter, Oct. 10, natural causes.

Gregory Issacs, 59, reggae singer, Oct. 25, lung cancer.

Captain Beefheart, 69, avant-garde rock singer, painter, Dec. 17, multiple sclerosis.

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Saturday
Dec252010

Woody, Buzz Top Year's Best-Earning Movies

Image Courtesy - Disney-Pixar(LOS ANGELES) -- The year's top-earning movie in the U.S. and internationally, Toy Story 3 received the 3D treatment and went on to take in $415 million in the U.S. and more than $1 billion globally.  It's the only movie this year to make it into the top 10 of movies released in the U.S. all-time, placing at number nine, while also pulling up at number five for highest-grossing films all-time around the world.

Here are the top 10 movies for 2010 in the United States:

1. Toy Story 3 -- $415 million
2. Alice in Wonderland -- $334 million
3. Iron Man 2 -- $312 million
4. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse -- $301 million
5. Inception -- $292 million
6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part I - $258 million
7. Despicable Me -- $250 million
8. Shrek Forever After -- $238 million
9. How to Train Your Dragon -- $218 million
10. The Karate Kid -- $177 million

Here are the top 10 movies from 2010 around the world:

1. Toy Story 3 -- $1.063 billion
2. Alice in Wonderland -- $1.024 billion
3. Inception -- $825 million
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part I - $778 million
5. Shrek Forever After -- $737 million
6. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse -- $693 million
7. Iron Man 2 -- $622 million
8. Despicable Me -- $537 million
9. (tie) Clash of the Titans -- $493.2 million
9. (tie) How to Train Your Dragon -- $493.2 million

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Wednesday
Dec082010

'Rolling Stone' Picks Top Albums, Singles of 2010

Photo Courtesy - Def Jam Records(NEW YORK) -- Rolling Stone magazine has released their list of picks for the top 30 albums and top 50 singles of 2010.

Leading the top 30 albums is Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.  The Black Keys' Brothers comes in second, followed by Elton John and Leon Russell's joint album The Union in third.  Rounding up the top five, in order, are Arcade Fire's The Suburbs and Jamey Johnson's The Guitar Song.

Kanye West also leads the pack in the magazine's list of the top 50 singles with his Pusha T collaboration "Runaway."  West gets another mention in the top 10 with his single "Monster," which features Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver.  Cee-Lo Green's "F**k You" takes second place, with Sade's "Soldier of Love," Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream," and Arcade Fire's "We Used to Wait" wrapping up the top five, respectively.

Both lists can be seen in their entirety at the magazine's website. 

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