Thursday, February 28, 2013

Global Best Sellers Of 2012

Best Sellers image from Bobby Owsinski's Music 3.0 blog
Think you know what the best sellers are from 2012? You might be surprised. Here are the worldwide single and album Top 10 thanks to the IFPI. Of course, expect these numbers to change in 2013 as streaming becomes more widespread. Music subscribers were up 44% last year to 20 million and download sales were down 12%, and if that continues, these charts will change forever.

Global Album Best Sellers in 2012

    ArtistTitleTotal (m units)

    2Taylor SwiftRed5.2
    3One DirectionUp All Night4.5
    4One DirectionTake Me Home4.4
    5Lana Del ReyBorn To Die3.4
    6P!nkThe Truth About Love2.6
    7Rod StewartRod Stewart2.6
    9Mumford & SonsBabel2.3
    10Maroon 5Overexposed2.2
    Source: IFPI

Global Singles Best Sellers in 2012

    ArtistTitleTotal (m units)

    1Carly Rae JepsenCall Me Maybe12.5
    2GotyeSomebody That I Used To Know11.8
    3PSYGangnam Style9.7
    4fun.We Are Young9.6
    5Maroon 5Payphone9.1
    6Michel TelรณAi Se Eu Te Pego7.2
    7Nicki MinajStarships7.2
    8Maroon 5One More Night6.9
    9Flo RidaWhistle6.6
    10Flo RidaWild ones6.5
    Source: IFPI


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