12.8.2009 Uncategorized

Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas Dominate 2009 iTunes Top Sellers

The world’s largest music retailer, iTunes, has released its year-end list of the best-selling music of 2009. Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas ruled the digital charts, scoring some of the most-downloaded songs and albums. The iTunes staff also picked their favorite artists, albums, and songs of the year in different genres. Check out who made the cut.

BEST-SELLING ALBUMS OF 2009

1. Only by the Night – Kings of Leon
2. Twilight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
3. The Fame – Lady Gaga
4. Fearless – Taylor Swift
5. Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King – Dave Matthews Band
6. The Essential Michael Jackson – Michael Jackson
7. The Fray – The Fray
8. The Blueprint 3 – Jay-Z
9. Relapse – Eminem
10. The E.N.D. – Black Eyed Peas

BEST-SELLING SONGS OF 2009

1. “Boom Boom Pow” – Black Eyed Peas
2. “Right Round” – Flo Rida
3. “Poker Face” – Lady Gaga
4. “I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas
5. “Gives You Hell” – The All-American Rejects
6. “Just Dance” – Lady Gaga featuring Colby O’Donis
7. “Party in the U.S.A.” – Miley Cyrus
8. “The Climb” – Miley Cyrus
9. “Dead and Gone” – T.I. featuring Justin Timberlake
10. “Use Somebody” – Kings of Leon

ITUNES EDITORS’ PICKS

Artist of the Year: Michael Jackson
Album of the Year: Only by the Night – Kings of Leon
Best New Artist: Lady Gaga
Best Hip-Hop Album: Only Built for Cuban Linx, Pt. 2 – Raekwon
Best Hip-Hop Single: “Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
Best Hip-Hop New Artist: Drake
Best R&B/Soul Album: Signature – Joe
Best R&B/Soul Single: “Pretty Wings” – Maxwell
Best R&B/Soul New Artist: Melanie Fiona

Click here for the full iTunes “Rewind 2009” list.