Lady Antebellum And Train Have Top-Selling Album, Single Of 2010 So Far

Jul 12th, 2010 // Comment

Billboard has compiled its list of the top-selling albums and singles of 2010 so far, and one thing is apparent—music buyers are eager to plunk down their hard-earned cash for radio-friendly, guitar-strumming trios. Lady Antebellum, who spent multiple weeks at #1 on the Top 200 earlier this year with Need You Now, have moved nearly 2.5 million copies of the LP. Meanwhile, the inspiring “Hey Soul Sister” by Train has racked up almost 3.5 million paid downloads. Head below to see the rest of what the public has bought up to now in 2010.

Another observation: if your name is Ludacris, Ke$ha, will.i.am or Gaga, you made a bundle of cash this year. Happy spending!

Note, some songs and albums listed below—such as Train’s “Hey Soul Sister,” Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK” and Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed A Dream—were released the year prior, and so sales listed here only denote those made in 2010.

BILLBOARD’S MID-YEAR 2010 TOP DIGITAL SONGS TALLY

1. “Hey Soul Sister” – Train (3.3 million)
2. “OMG” – Usher feat. will.i.am (2.6 million)
3. “Imma Be” – The Black Eyed Peas (2.58 million)
4. “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum (2.57 million)
5. “Break Your Heart” – Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris (2.52 million)
6. “TiK ToK” – Ke$ha (2.52 million)
7. “Airplanes” – B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams (2.4 million)
8. “California Gurls” – Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg (2.38 million)
9. “Nothin’ On You” – B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars (2.3 million)
10. “Baby” – Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris (2.17 million)
11. “Rude Boy” – Rihanna (2.104 million)
12. “In My Head” – Jason Derulo (2.1 million)
13. “Bedrock” – Young Money (2.04 million)
14. “Your Love Is My Drug” – Ke$ha (2.02 million)
15. “Telephone” – Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce (1.98 million)
16. “Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga (1.96 million)
17. “Blah Blah Blah” – Ke$ha feat. 3OH!3 (1.8 million)
18. “Carry Out” – Timbaland feat. Justin Timberlake (1.7 million)
19. “Young Forever” – Jay-Z feat. Mr Hudson (1.65 million)
20. “Not Afraid” – Eminem (1.61 million)

BILLBOARD’S MID-YEAR 2010 TOP ALBUMS TALLY

1. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now (2.3 million)
2. Justin Bieber, My World 2.0 (1.3 million)
3. Sade, Soldier Of Love (1.2 million)
4. Lady Gaga, The Fame (1.1 million)
5. Eminem, Recovery (1.058 million)
6. Usher, Raymond v. Raymond (898,000)
7. The Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D. (853,000)
8. Ke$ha, Animal (813,000)
9. Justin Bieber, My World (710,000)
10. Drake, Thank Me Later (709,000)
11. Susan Boyle, I Dreamed A Dream (665,000)
12. Lil Wayne, Rebirth (617,000)
13. Zac Brown Band, Foundation (616,000)
14. Lady Gaga, The Fame Monster (603,000)
15. Various Artists, NOW That’s What I Call Music 33 (599,000)
16. Taylor Swift, Fearless (587,000)
17. Alicia Keys, The Element Of Freedom (575,000)
18. Michael Buble, Crazy Love (508,000)
19. Jack Johnson, To The Sea (481,000)
20. Ludacris, Battle Of The Sexes (479,000)

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