11 July 2010




Country trio Lady Antebellum tops the midyear tally of album sales. The group's “Need You Now” is the year's biggest-selling album so far with 2.4 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures through the week ended July 4.

Justin Bieber's “My World 2.0” is in second place with sales of 1.4 million, and Sade's “Soldier of Love” is third with a little over 1.2 million. Lady Gaga's “The Fame” is fourth with 1.2 million. “Recovery” has moved 1.1 million in just two weeks' time, placing it at No. 5 on the midyear list of best-selling albums.

Thanks to Eminem's recently released “Recovery,” five albums — compared to last year's four — have sold at least a million copies in the first half of 2010.

Eminem and Gaga also made it into the quartet of million-sellers at the midyear point of 2009. The rapper's last release, “Relapse,” was the third-best seller with 1.2 million, while Gaga's “The Fame” was fourth with 1 million.

Last year Taylor Swift's “Fearless” topped the list with 1.4 million, and the “Hannah Montana: The Movie” soundtrack was second with a little over 1.2 million.

REUTERS



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