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Among the top tier of ’09, we’ve got all the usual suspects – Lady GaGa (selling 2.3 million), and Taylor Swift (5.3 mil, including record sales of 2008).

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 Carey‘s numbers are even more embarrassing!

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)

Lady GaGa: 2.3 million + 500,000 more of the EP


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

P!nk: 1.5 million

Michael Jackson THIS IS IT: 1.3 million

Eminem: 1.7 million


Adam Lambert: 419,000

Rihanna: 457,000

Jonas Brothers: 600,000

Kelly Clarkson: 800,000


Mariah Carey: 375,000

Britney GREATEST Hits: 90,000

Janet Jackson # 1’s: 85,000

Leona Lewis: 150,000

One Republic: 90,000

Shakira: 200,000

Kris Allen: 219,000

Chris Brown: 219,000

Perez Hilton