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Monday
Mar072011

Eminem Takes Crown from Lady Gaga for Best-Selling Digital Album

Aftermath Records(NEW YORK) -- Eminem's Recovery now officially holds the record for the best-selling digital album in history, according to Yahoo!'s Chart Watch column.

Recovery took the spot from Lady Gaga's The Fame by selling 922,000 digital copies so far, compared to The Fame’s 919,000.  Recovery also sold its first 500,000 digital copies in just six weeks, which is faster than any other album to date.

The first album to ever hold the title for best-selling digital album was Coldplay’s X&Y, back in 2006.  It eventually lost out to The Fray's How to Save a Life.  Then, The Fray lost the title to John Mayer's Continuum, until Coldplay took it back with Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends.  Gaga then took the title from Coldplay.

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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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Thursday
Dec302010

Beyonce's 'I Am...World Tour' Is Best-Selling Music DVD of 2010

Photo Courtesy - Music World/ Columbia(NEW YORK) -- It's only been out for five weeks, but Yahoo!'s Chart Beat column reports that Beyonce's I Am...World Tour DVD has now become the best-selling music video of 2010, with 132,000 copies sold.  This is the fourth year in a row that Beyonce has scored one of the year's top 10 music DVDs.

Michael Jackson, meanwhile, has placed three DVDs in the year's top 10, including Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour, Number Ones, and Michael Jackson's Vision, a three-disc set that includes all 35 of his videos.

Other top-selling music DVDs of 2010 include U2's 360 Degrees at the Rose Bowl,  Bon Jovi's Live at Madison Square Garden, and Celine Dion's Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert.

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