2006 SoundScan Data

Just the facts, ma’am. Nielsen has released a summary of its year-end music sales stats for 2006, revealing a lot of really bad taste.

Congrats to JT who released the only album in the Top Ten that I actually own. And also to Carrie Underwood who received several of my votes over the phone (but not my shelf space or my attention—I was not one of the 3.02 million people who bouight her album).

And hey wow: apparently the rednecks, Republicans and ClearChannel did not manage to squash the Dixe Chicks after all…

Top 10 albums (physical and digital sales combined, Jan. 2 to Dec. 31):

1. High School Musical: 3.72 million

2. Rascal Flatts – Me and My Gang: 3.48 million

3. Carrie Underwood – Some Hearts: 3.02 million

4. Nickelback – All the Right Reasons: 2.69 million

5. Justin Timberlake – Futuresex/Lovesounds: 2.38 million

6. James Blunt – Back to Bedlam: 2.14 million

7. Beyonce – B’day: 2.01 million

8. Hannah Montana: 1.99 million

9. Dixie Chicks – Taking the Long Way: 1.86 million

10. Hinder – Extreme Behavior: 1.82 million

Top 10 digital songs:

1. Daniel Powter – Bad Day: 2.02 million

2. Nelly Furtado – Promiscuous: 1.71 milion

3. Justin Timberlake – SexyBack: 1.66 million

4. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy: 1.63 million

5. James Blunt – You’re Beautiful: 1.62 million

6. Fray – Over My Head: 1.57 million

7. Fray – How to Save a Life: 1.56 million

8. Sean Paul – Temperature: 1.53 million

9. Chamillionaire – Ridin’: 1.42 million

10. Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie: 1.41 million

Via percolator.

5 thoughts on “2006 SoundScan Data”

  1. high school musical is one of those tween disney channel movies. i’m surprised you’ve been able to avoid it. it seems to be all over the place. grates on my nerves actually.

  2. “Also, Fergie’s Fergalicious set a record for digital song sales in a week with 295,000.”

    in related news, doctors diagnosed another 295,000 people with severe levels of deafness, both tone and otherwise.

  3. Pastafazoola – I know America’s never been a paragon of taste, but kee-rist. What a sad list of best-selling swill.

    Too bad Weird Al didn’t make the top 10…

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