Thursday, December 10, 2009

Eminem Crowned Top Selling Artist Of The Decade

According to Nielsen Soundscan, Eminem is the best selling artist of the decade. Selling more than 32.2 million albums in the 2000s, he beat out The Beatles, who sold 11.5 million copies of their greatest-hits compilation, One, *NSYNC, whose album No Strings Attached sold 11.1 million copies, and Norah Jones' Come Away With Me sold 10.5 million.

Eminem was also the only artist to place two albums on the Top Selling Albums Of The Decade list with 2000's The Marshall Mathers LP selling 10.2 million copies and 2002's The Eminem Show clearing 9.8 million.

Nielsen Soundscan based the lists on data collected from January 1, 2000 - November 1, 2009, and although the decade has not technically ended yet, any sales between now and December 31st will not alter the ratings. Eminem owns the #1 spot by a margin of 20 million.

The company also generated a list detailing the top-selling digital songs of the decade, and the list looks noticeably different. Taking the #1 spot with over 5.2 million downloads was Flo Rida for his hit song, Low featuring T-Pain. Lady GaGa's Just Dance came in at #2 with over 4.6 million downloads.

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