Eminem Is The Top Selling Artist Of The Decade

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Eminem Is The Top Selling Artist Of The Decade

Post by MichaelOnTheMic on Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:21 pm

Eminem has had a very good decade to say the least. Today Nielsen Soundscan released their lists of the best-selling artists, albums and songs of the 2000s and Em topped the list as best selling musician.

The Detroit emcee sold more than 32.2 million albums in the past decade beating out the Beatles to take the title of top selling artist. Although the Beatles did end up with the top selling album as they sold just about 11.5 million copies of their 2000's greatest-hits compilation.

Even though Eminem didn’t have the highest selling total of a single album, he was the only artist with two albums on the list. Em’s The Marshall Mathers LP and Eminem Show hit the list at #4 and #5, selling 10.2 million and 9.8 million copies.

The only areas that Eminem or the Beatles didn't come out on top this decade were singles and radio play. Nielsen Soundscan started tracking digital sales in July 2003 and Flo-Rida's Low was the decade's highest selling digital song. The single was downloaded 5.2 million times.

Nielsen formed the lists using information collected from January 1, 2000 through November 1, 2009.

You can check out the full list of sales figures from the decade below.

Top selling albums.

1. The Beatles, 11,499,000 units sold

2. 'NSYNC, No Strings Attached, 11,112,000 units sold

3. Norah Jones, Come Away With Me, 10, 546,000 units sold

4. Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP, 10,204,000 units sold

5. Eminem, The Eminem Show, 9,799,000 units sold

6. Usher, Confessions, 9,712,000 units sold

7. Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory, 9,663,000 units sold

8. Creed, Human Clay, 9,491,000 units sold

9. Britney Spears, Oops! ... I Did It Again, 9,185,000 units sold

10. Nelly, Country Grammar, 8,461,000 units sold

The top-selling digital songs.

1. Flo Rida feat. T-Pain, "Low" 5,214,000 units sold

2. Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis, "Just Dance," 4,690,000 units sold

3. Jason Mraz, "I'm Yours," 4,619,000 units sold

4. Timbaland feat. OneRepublic, "Apologize," 4,439,000 units sold

5. The Black Eyed Peas, "Boom Boom Pow," 4,349,000 units sold

6. Soulja Boy Tell'em, "Crank That," 4,315,000 units sold

7. Lady Gaga, "Poker Face," 4,200,000 units sold

8. Coldplay, "Viva la Vida," 4,140,000 units sold

9. Taylor Swift, "Love Story," 4,005,000 units sold

10. Katy Perry, "Hot N Cold," 3,945,000 units sold

Source: http://www.defsounds.com/articles/Eminem_is_the_best_selling_artist_of_the_decade
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Post by sanjiv on Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:17 am

hmm this shit is kinda old aint it??? i had read this a few months ago in wikipedia!
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Post by MichaelOnTheMic on Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:50 am

Only been released a few days ago and since its been spread all around Google, i know there was speculation a month or so back but all that was rumors untill they released the actual figures

Maybe thats how Wikipedia got the info, but i dont trust Wikipedia cause anybody can edit anything on it so it can be unreliable 90% of the time
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