Train’s ‘Hey, Soul Sister,’ Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ Top iTunes Sellers of 2010
Katy Perry, B.o.B and Ke$ha among the 10 best-selling tracks, while Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum LPs made it onto albums list.
On Thursday, iTunes released its year-end “Rewind 2010” roundup, and Train’s radio-friendly single “Hey, Soul Sister” was the best-selling song and Eminem’s Recovery topped the albums list.
No. 2 on the song list was Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” feat. Snoop Dogg, with Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” rounding out the top three.
B.o.B’s “Airplanes” (feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore) was fourth, “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz was No. 5, Usher’s club track “OMG” (feat. will.i.am.) took sixth, No. 7 was Taio Cruz and Ludacris’ “Break Your Heart,” Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK” took the No. 8 spot, country group Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” was ninth and Eminem’s “Not Afraid” slid in at No. 10.
On the latest Digital Songs chart, the No. 1 track, Katy Perry's "Fireworks" with 212,000 downloads, down 9% from the previous year, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Ke$ha’s Animal and Lady Gaga’s The Fame albums followed close behind Eminem’s Recovery. Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now, Taylor Swift’s Speak Now, Drake’s Thank You Later, Mumford & Sons’ Sigh No More, The Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies), Jack Johnson’s To the Sea and Sade’s Soldier of Love rounded out the top 10 iTunes albums.
In addition, Eminem was named artist of the year, The Black Keys’ Brothers (Deluxe) snagged the album of the year honor and best new artist went to B.o.B.
In the alternative genre, Beach House’s Teen Dream was named best album, Sleigh Bells’ “Infinity Guitars” was best single and Best Coast’s Crazy for You was breakthrough album. For Christian and gospel, TobyMac’s Tonight (Deluxe Edition) was top album, MercyMe’s “All of Creation” was best single and breakthrough CD went to Audrey Assad’s The House You’re Building. Trey Songz was named best r&b/soul album and also had the best single of the year, according to iTunes.
For country, Lady Antebellum’s latest disc was tapped the best album and Taylor Swift’s “Mine” was best single. Drake’s Thank Me Later was the best hip-hop/rap album, Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” was best single and Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday (Deluxe Version) was the breakthrough disc. In the pop category, Animal by Ke$ha was best album, Mike Posner’s “Cooler Than Me” was best single and Bruno Mars’ Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Deluxe Version) was named breakthrough album. In rock, Deftones, The Dead Weather and The Virginmarys snagged honors.
iTunes named the Crazy Heart soundtrack the best, while Hans Zimmer’s Inception score was deemed the best of the year.