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The Best & The Worst In New Music!

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The numbers are in!

The past 12 months have treated many artists in the music industry extreeeemely well, while others haven't had quite the same luck with their new releases.

So who came out on top???

The biggest albums of the year sales-wise appear to be Taylor Swift's Fearless (3.7 million copies sold), Michael Jackson's #1's (3 million!!), Beyonce's I Am… Sasha Fierce (2.4 million) and rounding out the bunch is the ever-popular Twilight soundtrack, which sold a massive 2.2 million copies.

Honorable mentions?

Check out the list:

Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana Soundtrack) 1.5 million copies
Miley Cyrus BREAKOUT 1.5 million copies
Lady GaGa 1.4 million copies
Pink 1.3 million copies
Eminem 1.4 million copies
Britney Spears 1.6 million copies
Rascal Flatts 1 million copies
David Cook 1.2 million copies
Jason Mraz 1.3 million copies
NeYo 1.1 million copies
Katy Perry 1.1 million copies
Kanye West 1.6 million copies
U2 1 Million copies
Dave Matthews Band 900,000 copies
Maxwell 750,000 copies

This year has seen its fair share of bombs as well!

Not everyone can do well!

The Jonas Brothers fever must be cooling, because the boys only managed to sell 520,000 copies of their new album!

Disney darling Demi Lovato also bombed big time, pushing only 240,000 copies of Here We Go Again.

Other losers include Jordin Sparks (105,000 copies), Green Day (750,000 units) and Miz Kelly Clarkson, who sold 675,000 copies of her new album.

Do U agree with the numbers????

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137 comments to “The Best & The Worst In New Music!”

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  1. 1

    Kanye is a fucking asshole!!!!!!!!! team TAYLOR!!!!!!!!!!! God bless u girl

  2. 2

    lol im glad the jonas brothers bombed :D

  3. 3

    heck no. The JoBros fever is still on. I technically don't "buy" music from them. They are still hot though.

  4. 4

    team taylor yeahhhhh

  5. 5

    Re: CamilaLOL – lol, for sure

  6. 6

    soooo happy taylor won over Kanye by so much that is going to piss him more I hate him lol

  7. 7

    kanye is at the bottom of the list and still talking shit??? what a fucktard

  8. 8

    bottom line, Taylor sold about twice as many copies than fucking douchebag, kanye west

  9. Eris says – reply to this


    Glad that the twats are bombing, finally some common sense is ruling when it comes to music.

  10. 10

    Kanye's career should DIE just like his..O.Snap! Screw his narcissistic ass! He shouldn't be allowed to attend VMAs again!

  11. 11

    Loves that Swiftie SOLD DOUBLE THE ALBUMS Kanye did. That's why the bitch did it, for publicity and jealousy.

  12. 12

    Kanye's career should DIE just like his..O.Snap! He's a narcissistic ass! He shouldn't be allowed to attend future VMAs. It should be seen as a privilege!

  13. 13

    wow!!!! way to go to Taylor!!! she's the best., look., she sold much more than any other singers!!! she really deserves everything that she's been receiving now.. God blessed her so much and she's giving it back by treating her fans as friends.. I really love her.. and for Kanye., ur a good singer., a good influence and hmmmm… envious person!!!! lmao!!!

  14. 14

    Umm first off Kelly sold 694,000 and second Gaga's album came out last october are you kidding??

  15. 15

    A-ha fuck you, Green Day, fuck you!

  16. 16

    Somewhere Kanye is reading this list and crying that he (and Beyonce) got beat by a 19 year old white country girl.

  17. 17

    I love Fearless… but I think All I Ever Wanted is good too. Love Taylor and Kelly :)

    BTW Team Taylor… Fuck that Kanye bastard!!!

  18. 18

    Where are the Black Eyed Peas??? You hater… they sold over 1 million.

  19. 19

    i agree except with gagashitface. and green day should soul much more copies

  20. 20

    I'm assuming these are U.S. sales only and not global. Either way, it's sad that it's considered a huge accomplishment that artists are barely selling a million these days. 15 years ago, these same artists would be selling 10 million just in the US alone.

  21. 21

    wow remember when albums used to sell like 10 mil a year?
    hell I remember a couple years ago, when NSYNC and the Backstreet boys used to sell 2-3 mil copies the first week out.

    the internet has really effed up the music biz. No wonder artists tour like mad now, it's the only way to get money!

  22. 22

    Maxwell, my oh my, I would've expected higher number for him— he is delish!

  23. 23

    How is it that Maxwell is successful selling 750,000 units and Green Day is unsuccessful selling 750,000 units? lol

  24. 24

    lol@ I just noticed Kanye's sales vs Taylor's—no wonder he's so bitter.

  25. 25

    Re: bizzatch

    haha, good catch! How is that??

  26. 26

    best & worst? how much they sold doesn't determine how good they were!

  27. 27

    look Taylor is very talented! Kanye is very talented! theres No TEAM People, there is no side because they are on the same team and taylor could give a fuck if you say Fuck Kanye!!! When Kanyes New album comes out you be on His D+++ again.So its the Music Business and Also MTV Plan that shit. WAKE UP AND LETS GET BACK TO THE REAL WORLD

  28. 28

    Jonas Brothers new album sucked, no wonder it bombed. Wierd about Demi Lovato though, her album was really really good.

  29. 29

    Whoever hasn't bought Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown - buy it today! By far, the best release of the year. AMAZING!!!

  30. 30


  31. 31

    unfortunately, it's the VIDEO music awards. I think youtube hits may be a better measure in this (except for awards like best new artist). Best Female video for instance….sure maybe sold more albums this year but Single Ladies has about 68 MILLION views on youtube….

  32. 32

    YAYYY Mj!!!! and britney!

  33. lynsk says – reply to this


    it all shows in the numbers! TEAM TAYLOR….it's ashame about demis album. She can't shake the disney stereo type. that girl can rock! It's all good we still love you Demi!

  34. 34

    im sorry but do you realize the albums that sold the most came out almost a year ago?? the jonas brothers album came out in june and demi and jordin came out like 2 months ago! i wouldn't really call that bombing…

  35. 35

    Disney "stars" sucks

  36. 36

    The only thing I'll say is that if an album still goes gold (500,000 copies), that's still something to be proud of. Just because Clear Channel and (fill in the blank) record executive feel it didn't meet their expectations that it was a dud. Their expectations are pretty fucked up anyways. No one is ever going to sell 10 million records in a year anymore like N'Sync and BSB did 10 years ago (records that likely don't get played anymore, translation: waste of money). And of course, album sales don't equal greatness.

  37. 37

    I know you play favorites and I dont' expect you to actually do your homework but whatever. Breakout came out in June of 2008. So if you're gonna look at that look at the othe JB album that came out this year. A little bit longer sold at least 1.5 million also. Lines Vines and Trying Times has been out about 10 weeks and will sell more I'm sure. It sold more in 5 days than Miley's newest one which you don't mention sold in 10 days. Fortunately I don't rely on you for anything more than the latest trash.

  38. 38

    You know what? Who cares about the numbers.

    Like who you like. I like the Jo Bros. I like U2. Lady Gaga….I'm also all about the Beatles…so rock out to whatever you like…

    Except Kanye. What an a-hole!

  39. 39

    I actually really like Jordin Sparks New CD!!

  40. 40

    Miley Cyrus-Breakout has been out since July 08.Why would it be on this list? The Jonas Brothers just ended their massive sold out tour.I don't think they are "fading".Give them time to release a new single(Im hoping for WW3) & Im sure they will go platinum.

  41. 41


  42. 42

    MORE PINK!!!!!!!

  43. 43


  44. 44




  45. 45

    Why no mention of the Black Eyed Peas album eh Perez?? You fuckign douchbag!

  46. 46

    Re: bizzatch – exactly! green day is a loser for 750,000 and maxwell is a winner for 750,000?! that makes NO SENSE!

  47. 47


  48. 48

    Congrats to all! Besides Miley, I don't condone anything she touches.

  49. 49

    The JoBros newest album is great!! It just didn't get as much radio play as the last album, which I don't think makes sense becuase their new stuff seems way more fit for radio… oh well :)

  50. 50

    Green Day's album is amazing…I guess their time in "pop" has passed, but they're still a great band.

  51. 51

    ok if everyone is sooo fed up with kanye after this then whyyyyyy r you buying his albums???????

  52. 52

    JB sold million all over the world already. And they only have one single out.

  53. 53

    DMB's Big Whiskey was certified platinum last week.

  54. 54

    well the one thing i can say about this is now maybe the people who are supporting kanye will stop using the whole "beyonce sold more records than taylor" as a valid reason for why kanye was right in what he did. take note people, taylor did in fact sell more records than beyonce did.

  55. 55


    #6. Thriller (107,000)
    #12. Number Ones (84,000)
    #13. The Essential (76,000)
    #14. Bad (70,000)
    #17. King Of Pop (57,000)
    #21. Off The Wall (55,000)
    #22. Dangerous (51,000)
    #32. Invincible (35,000)

    *Estimated Sales From Other Albums (HIStory, Blood On The Dance Floor, Ultimate Collection, Motown Albums, Jackson 5 Albums): 80,000


  56. 56

    David Cook! Woooooooooo!

  57. 57

    go taylor wooo her album is doing so well cause its amazing.on another note it really sucks jb's album sold so little

  58. 58

    Some of those albums have only been out for a few weeks though, like Demi Lovato's and Jordin Sparks'. Those only came out in late July.

  59. 59

    I do not agree with the numbers, but they are the numbers…. no offence, and people are gonna hate on me for this, but I personally cannot believe Taylor sold the most. people, She CAN'T F*CKIN SING! if it were up to me, kelly would be number one, with pink, jason and green day following.

  60. 60

    GREEN DAY ARE NOT LOSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UR THE LOSER PEREZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. 61

    Re: Cottonquinn – FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  62. 62

    Re: luvtoread – THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! i agree with her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. 63

    Dude, Green Day's album is the best! While it looks like they didn't sell a lot it was their best chart debut to date! Yes, even over "American Idiot"! "21st Century Breakdown" is so much better too. I don't even care if the 12 year old girls love it or not, it's an amazing album!!! Go out and listen to it if you haven't yet!

  64. 64

    dude that's baaaaaaaaaad..
    I knew 100's of people who bought jordin's and demi's album.. not a single one who bought kanye's.. and I'm GLAD I don't know anyone who would be that retardet to buy that douchbag's album..

  65. 65

    I don't like Demi, but her album is AMAZINGLY good! I love Lady Gaga though, but her album suuuuucked.. So it's not always about which artist who's the best. FUCK YOURSELF KANYE.. You just ruined your career. Ha!

  66. 66

    wow ? demi's album had like none sold :/ i actually quite like her album.

  67. 67

    Jonas brother's new album is the bom also are Demi Lovato and Jordin Sparks
    I mean I don't get it why nobody is buying their albums It's REALLY good music and I'm glad for people who are buying them :D

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  69. 69

    Cant belive Cyrus sold more than GaGa, Pink & Britney. WTF?

  70. 70

    Remember when people used to sell millions of albums in one week? What happened?

  71. 71

    Aw :( I think Green Day should have sold more copies, but it doesn't matter. Their new cd is the shit regardless :D

  72. 72

    Re: KiloSanchez – The recession happened haha. It sucks but we're all broke! :P

  73. 73

    Re: CamilaLOL

    LOL go back to third period science please you child. The Jonas Brothers aren't anything but the next Hansen. They will be gone by next year. They are the worst thing to happen to music since Justin Guarini.

  74. 74

    I think maybe you can judge the number of dedicated fans each has by how many albums they sell, but it ends there. So many people just download music now that the numbers never really reflect how well received an artist's album is now-in-days.

  75. 75

    people dont buy the jonas brothers or demi lovato because they dont play their music on the radio. but they play mileys songs??? WTF . jesus is that fair.

    and why is she on here, breakout came out last year

    wth?? kelly is good!

    a disney kid beat pink, etc. how emabarrasing v

  76. 76

    i think michael jackson sold more than that

  77. 77

    kind of crappy, this year one of the many michael jackson compilations sold 2 million in the uk alone

  78. 78

    FUCK YOU Perez, Demi, Jordin and JBs albums haven't been out for two long, plus Jbs sound is completely different and they've only had 1 single.
    All those other albums are older.
    And Green Day didn't bomb either douchebag, if the album went GOLD its no bomb. And BEP, where are they? OH YEAH, you hate them…

  79. 79

    Re: TheRussianOne – Oh yeah, they're going to SO BE done. They aren't still on a tour, getting a new movie out, and making a new album or anything *rolls eyes*. They're here to stay! Plus, Joe is on American Idol and might get a part in a movie too.

  80. 80

    the last artists that were listed as "bombed" all had there cda come out later in the year

  81. 81

    Carrie Underwood's "Carnival Ride" has sold more than 3 million copies

  82. 82

    Excuse me? 750,000 copies for Green Day is not a bomb and certainly does not make them "losers" for this year. Especially when you said "Maxwell" (whoever the FUCK they are) sold the same amount. I think they did pretty well considering the anticipation to the followup after American Idiot. Come on Perez… They fucking outsold the FUCKING JONAS BROHTERS! Gah…

  83. 83

    GO BRITNEYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)

  84. 84

    well first of alll these numbers aren't realistic.
    The jonas brothers latest CD came out this June, while Taylor Swifts Fearless has been out since last november. The same goes For Demi Lovato who came out this summer as well. Of course their record sale are going to seem small in comparison to artists who have had CDS for a year.

    we have to wait till about april or may to make a good judge.

  85. 85

    i'm bummed that kelly didnt sell more. and i dont understand…since you've been gone was huge. and the album is great!
    i love kelly so much, but maybe it is true, that gaining that little bit of weight did her bad. which is ffing sad, if you ask me, because the album is incredible. i wanted to see her in concert this summer, but alas, i am too poor :(
    i love kelly.
    i love taylor.
    fuck kanye. didnt buy it. downloaded. illegally. fuck him.

  86. 86

    he isnt apologizing, he's just saying Taylor really didnt deserve the award… I hate Kanye, i didnt care for him before this, but i can honestly say i loath him now.

  87. 87

    I personally don't think the fact that the jonas brothers bombed really matters. I mean I guess, if they're doing what they love to do, why should it matter how much money they make. I love the JB and I love Taylor Swift they're both very talented to me. Of course other people have their own opinions and think the JB sucks and I have my own. But I'm just saying why does the amount of money they made or how much they bombed really matter? I mean as they have their fans and are able to keep doing what they love to do why should it matter?

  88. 88

    ew miley cyrus sold most yuck

  89. 89

    First of all …..WHo the hell buys albums anymore????
    Thats why theres lime-wire and itunes : )
    That explains it pretty much

  90. 90

    those numbers really dont mean anything.
    most people download albums illegally anyways.
    i'lll be honest,
    i think the jonas brothers and demi are much better than half
    of the people who sold a ton of albums.

  91. 91

    Why the fuck is Mileys breakout on thier if that trash has been out for over a year ..????
    jonas brothers A LITTLE BIT LONGER album has already reached 2x platnium.
    Why the hell isnt ot on the chart??

  92. 92

    Yeahh twilight!!! F kanye west, taylor deserved that award and we all know it!

  93. 93


  94. barny says – reply to this


    The only reason Taylor swift sold more albums is because her fan base are a bunch of teenage girls.The fact is she is not a a great singer .

  95. 95

    I was shocked about Green Day and The Jonas Brothers. I would expect every teenage girl to be cumming once they saw it was being sold in stores.
    I thought Lady Gaga would have sold about 3 mill. That was shocking.
    The others I definitely expected.

  96. 96

    fuck kayne, fuck the jobro's and fuck miley! Katy Katy Katy!!! Katy Perry should be number one. She is beyond amazing.

  97. 97

    I love the Jonas Brothers and their album is amazing and so was their tour!!!! And their tour did amazingly well so idk why the numbers don't add up!!! But fans still show up in massive numbers to free shows and their hotels!!!!

    Demi is great too, I have her album!!! She is still new and not many people know her, if they start playing her on Top 40 radio then she could get more albums sold!!!

  98. 98

    Screw Miley… See Taylor !!! No stripper pole..!!

  99. 99

    omg wow congrats miley cyrus!
    both top one spots are claimed by the teen queen

  100. 100

    you mean the best SELLING. not the best. plz miley is not the best more like the wondering worst.

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