Eminem and Katy Perry Score 2010's U.S. Best-Selling Album and Song

Eminem and Katy Perry Score 2010's U.S. Best-Selling Album and Song

'Recovery' is the U.S. top-selling album of 2010 with 3.42 million copies sold, while 'California Gurls' tops year-end most popular songs list with 4.40 million.
Beside winning four coveted prizes at People's Choice Awards, Eminem is also celebrating another accolade as he scores 2010's U.S. best-selling album with his latest set "Recovery". The Hip-Hop album pulled in around 3.42 million copies since making its way out in June last year.

This is the second time he reached the landmark, making him the first act to top year-end sale number in more than one year. He nabbed top-selling album when "The Eminem Show" moved 7.61 million at the end of 2002.

Additionally, the Slim Shady scores the biggest-selling album of a year since 2007. Josh Groban's "Noel" sold 3.70 million that year, Taylor Swift's "Fearless" got 3.22 million in 2009, and Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" reigned with 2.87 million in 2008.

Sitting behind him at the 2010 album year-end list are Lady Antebellum and Swift. The country music acts take the second and third spots respectively. Antebellum sold 3.09 million copies with their "Need You Now", and Swift scanned 2.96 million units with her "Speak Now".

Justin Bieber follows them at the fourth place, successfully bringing the sale number of his "My World 2.0" to a total of 2.32 million copies. Having "I Dreamed a Dream" as the second best-selling album last year, now Susan Boyle has to drop to No. 5 with "The Gift" which sold more than 1.85 million.

In the best-selling song list, Katy Perry appears on top. Her former Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single "California Gurls" moved 4.40 million downloads. Train's "Hey, Soul Sister" sits at No. 2 with 4.31 million, Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" claims the next spot with 4.25 million, Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" is at No. 4 with 4.08 million, and B.o.B's "Airplanes" rounds up the Top 5 with 4.00 million.

Several slots lower, Perry places her single "Teenage Dream" at No. 12 (3.01 million) and "Firework" at No. 28 (2.33 million). On top of that, the album where those three smash hits appear finishes at the 14th place in the 2010 biggest-selling overall album with 997,000 copies.

U.S. best-selling albums:
  1. "Recovery" - Eminem (3.42 million)
  2. "Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum (3.09 million)
  3. "Speak Now" - Taylor Swift (2.96 million)
  4. "My World 2.0" - Justin Bieber (2.32 million)
  5. "The Gift" - Susan Boyle (1.85 million)
  6. "The Fame" - Lady GaGa (1.59 million)
  7. "Soldier of Love" - Sade (1.30 million)
  8. "Thank Me Later" - Drake (1.27 million)
  9. "Raymond vs. Raymond" - Usher (1.18 million)
  10. "Animal" - Ke$ha (1.14 million)
U.S. best-selling songs:
  1. "California Gurls" - Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg (4.40 million)
  2. "Hey, Soul Sister" - Train (4.31 million)
  3. "Love the Way You Lie" - Eminem ft. Rihanna (4.25 million)
  4. "Dynamite" - Taio Cruz (4.08 million)
  5. "Airplanes" - B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams (4.00 million)
  6. "OMG" - Usher ft. will.i.am (3.76 million)
  7. "Not Afraid" - Eminem (3.41 million)
  8. "Just the Way You Are" - Bruno Mars (3.28 million)
  9. "Break Your Heart" - Taio Cruz ft. Ludacris (3.25 million)
  10. "Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum (3.18 million)

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