Lady Gaga, Eminem, Justin Bieber top 2010 Billboard Charts
Eminem, whose career launched just as digital downloads began to drag record sale numbers down, comes in at second place after a long absence from the industry. His "Recovery" sold 5.7 million copies, narrowly edging out Justin Bieber's "My Worlds." Yes, Billboard combined the sales of "My World" and "My World 2.0" to total Bieb's 5.6 million in sales.
We expect to see more artists release two-parters in 2011, given the success of Gaga and Bieber's double-release strategy. Check out the full Top 10 below. Did your favorite artist make the cut?
01. Lady GaGa - The Fame (Monster) - 5.8 million copies
02. Eminem - Recovery - 5.7 million copies
03. Justin Bieber - My Worlds (My World+My World 2.0) - 5.6 million copies
04. Lady Antebellum - Need You Now - 3.6 million copies
05. Taylor Swift - Speak Now - 3.5 million copies
06. Susan Boyle - The Gift - 3.0 million copies
07. Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D. - 3.0 million copies
08. Michael Bublé - Crazy Love - 3.0 million copies
09. Sadé - Soldier Of Love - 2.3 million copies
10. Alicia Keys - The Element Of Freedom - 2.3 million copies