Top 20 Best Selling US Artist Of 2008

This is the Top 20 best selling artist in the US for 2008. The salesfigures are based on the combined sales of all releases in millions of units. Elvis Presley is listed at #16 with 1,4 million albums sold this year. 1. AC/DC 3.4 2. Lil Wayne 3.3 3. Taylor Swift 3.2 4. Coldplay 2.5 5. Metallica 2.3 6. Kid Rock 2.2 7. Jonas Brothers 2.1 8. Sugarland 1.9 9. Jack Johnson 1.8 10. Mariah Carey 1.7 11. T.I. 1.6 12. Nickelback 1.5 13. Beyonce 1.4 14. Kenny Chesney 1.4 15. Michael Jackson 1.4 16. Elvis Presley 1.4 17. Beatles 1.4 18. Josh Groban 1.3 19. Journey 1.3 20. Leona Lewis 1.3
Source: Google / Updated: Dec 21, 2008 
Elvis Presley on: eBay, iTunes, Amazon, Sheetmusic

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Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 23, 2008report abuse
Harvey - Taylor Swift is huge in the States. A young country female (18 yrs old) artist that constantly crosses over. Also graces a lot og mag covers. I think she may have the #1 CD on Billboard right now. Im actually shocked Sony/BMG didnt cash in on her for the Duets CD. I dont know who T.I is though.
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2008report abuse
There are four acts on this list I've never heard of before! Who is Taylor Swift and is Wayne really Little? On second thoughts, don't tell me. I don't want to know. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.
lsp2231 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 22, 2008report abuse
Well, what I don't understand about this TOP 20 is that 5 performers/groups have sold 1.4 million albums each - so, they should actually all share the no. 13 spot. Yet, Elvis is no. 16 and the Beatles are no. 17. The same goes for nos. 18-20 who have each sold 1.3 million albums. So, is Elvis actually at no. 13, together with 4 other performers/groups?
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2008report abuse
In reply to my own post below: This puzzled me so much that I had to do a quick research. "Thriller" was released in a special two disc edition this year, and Motown has released an anniversary compilation. That explains alot. :)
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2008report abuse
In my opinion the biggest surprise on this list was Michael Jackson. I can't understand that he sell that much today. He's only released a very few number of albums over the years and it's been ages since he released anything at all. It just It doesnt make sense...
jean michel (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2008report abuse
Strange to get a year 2008 ranking when the year is not over yet ! Good to see Elvis in the TOP 20 ; not bad for a man gone 30 + years ago , isn't it ? Where do the end of year sales go ?
ta2k (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2008report abuse
Well Done King. TCB

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