Who were the big winners of 2009 in the music industry and who failed miserably???
Among the top tier of '09, we've got all the usual suspects - Lady GaGa (selling 2.3 million), Taylor Swift (5.3 mil, including record sales of 2008) and SuBo, who can't be torn down from her #1 spot on the charts, selling 2.9 million records!
But for every big album released, there's a bomb right below it!
Britney's greatest hits collection only managed to sell a measly 90,000 copies, but Mariah's numbers are even more embarassing!
Mimi only sold 375,000 copies of Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel in '09, even though her 2008 release, E=MC2, sold 463,000 copies in its first week.
Check out the entire list of 2009's hits and misses below!
Taylor Swift 5.3 million (including 08 sales)
Beyonce 2.7 million (including 08 sales)
Susan Boyle 2.9 million
Lady GaGa 2.3 million + 500,000 more of the EP
Andrea Bocelli 2.1 million
Jay-Z 1.5 million
Alicia Keys 700,000 (after TWO weeks)
Black Eyed Peas 1.7 million
Miley Cyrus HANNAH Sdtrk 1.8 million
Miley Cyrus TIME OF OUR LIVES 1.2 million
Michael Buble 1.2 million
P!nk 1.5 million
Michael Jackson THIS IS IT 1.3 million
Rascal Flatts 1.2 million & Greatest Hits 850,000
Carrue Underwood 1.2 million (and just getting started)
Eminem 1.7 million
Adam Lambert 419,000
Whitney Houston 900,000
Jonas Brothers 600,000
Bon Jovi 400,000
Kelly Clarkson 800,000
Norah Jones 600,000
Barbara Stresisand 450,000
Sting XMAS CD 450,000
Mariah Carey 375,000
Britney GREATEST hits 90,000
Madonna CELEBRATION 175,000
Janet Jackson # 1's 85,000
Leona Lewis 150,000
One Republic 90,000
Rod Stewart 300,000
Kellie Pickler 350,000
Kris Allen 219,000
Robin Thicke 184,000 (and DROPPING)
Chris Brown 219,000
David Archuleta XMAS 200,000
Harry Connick Jr 250,000
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