Coldplay, Leona Lewis top '08 iTunes sales
'Viva la Vida,' 'Bleeding Love' nab album, single crownsNEW YORK -- Coldplay was the hottest iTunes album download this year: Its "Viva la Vida" was crowned the best-selling album of 2008, while Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" was named the top-selling single.
Coldplay's CD has sold more than 2 million copies since its release in June and has sold more than 500,000 copies digitally -- with most of those sales through iTunes, according to the band's representative. ITunes does not release sales figures, a spokesman said in releasing its lists Monday.
Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" was the No. 2-selling album, and the soundtrack to the film "Juno," Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" and Sara Bareilles' "Little Voice" rounded out the iTunes top five. Two more film soundtracks were in the top 10 -- "Once" and "Across the Universe" -- and Jason Mraz's "We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things," OneRepublic's "Dreaming Out Loud" and Lewis' "Spirit" rounded out that portion of the list.
"Bleeding Love" sold 3.2 million copies digitally, according to Lewis' label, J Records. According to iTunes, the title track of Coldplay's album was its second-most downloaded track of 2008, followed by "Low" by Flo Rida featuring T-Pain, Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" and Rihanna's "Disturbia."
Rihanna also made the top 10 singles with "Don't Stop the Music," and "Lollipop" by Lil Wayne and Static Major, "No Air" by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown, Bareilles' "Love Song" and Natasha Bedingfield's "Pocketful of Sunshine" also made iTunes' top 10 downloaded singles list.