Top Selling Albums of 2009

Taylor SwiftIn case you didn’t hear, the race for the best seller of 2009 was something of a nailbiter. Country cutiepie Taylor Swift had been leading all year, but then in the last six weeks Scots phenomenon Susan Boyle stormed up the charts and sold at least one copy of her easy-listening album to every single grandmother in America. Alas, if only there were 113,000 more Today Show viewers things might’ve turned out differently, but in the end Taylor Swift Edged Susan Boyle For 2009’s Top-Selling Album:

Top Selling Albums of 2009

1. Taylor Swift – “Fearless” – 3,217,000 (2,874,000 physical copies + 343,000 digital)

2. Susan Boyle – “I Dreamed a Dream” – 3,104,000 (3,019,000 physical + 86,000 digital)

3. Michael Jackson – “Number Ones” – 2.36 million

4. Lady Gaga – “The Fame” – 2.24 million

5. Andrea Bocelli – “My Christmas” – 2.21 million

6. “Hannah Montana: the Movie” – 1.82 million

7. Black Eyed Peas’ “The E.N.D.” – 1.79 million

8. Eminem – “Relapse” – 1.74 million

9. Jay-Z – “The Blueprint 3” – 1.52 million

10. Kings of Leon – “Only By the Night” – 1.40 million

More 2009 sales data after the jump…


Top Selling Artists of 2009

1. Michael Jackson – 8.2 million

2. Taylor Swift – 4.6 million

3. The Beatles – 3,282,000

4. Susan Boyle – 3.1 million

5. Lady Gaga – 2.8 million

6. Andrea Bocelli – 2.6 million

7. Michael BublĂ© – 2.2 million

8. Eminem – 2.1 million

9. Carrie Underwood – 1.8 million

10. Black Eyed Peas – 1.8 million

Top Selling Digital Songs of 2009

1. Black Eyed Peas – “Boom Boom Pow” – 4.76 million

2. Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling” – 4.43 million

3. Lady Gaga – “Poker Face” – 4.38 million

4. Flo Rida – “Right Round” – 4.13 million

5. Lady Gaga – “Just Dance” – 3.20 million

6. Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.” – 3.16 million

7. Jay Sean – “Down” – 3.05 million

8. All-American Rejects – “Gives You Hell” – 2.88 million

9. Owl City – “Firelfies” – 2.75 million

10. Jason DeRulo – “Whatcha Say” – 2.71 million

Additional sales data via Yahoo, E.

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