Timberlake's 20/20 Was #1 Selling Album Of 2013
January 3, 2014


Justin Timberlake
Nielsen/SoundScan has released its sales figures for the top selling albums and songs of 2013, as Justin Timberlake's comeback record The 20/20 Experience was the best-selling release last year. "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke was the best-selling tune of 2013.

JT sold 2.43 million copies of The 20/20 Experience last year, which Billboard reports was the only record to sell over two million copies last year. It was also the least-selling album to end up at #1 for the year in the SoundScan era. The previous record was held by Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III in 2008. The 2013 sales tracking year ran from December 31, 2012 to December 29, 2013.

Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was the second-best seller of 2013, with 1.73 million copies. Em's 2010 release Recovery was the best seller that year, as well as in 2002 with The Eminem Show. Country artist Luke Bryan had the third-best selling release in 2013, with Crash My Party, which sold 1.52 million units.

Imagine Dragons ranked fourth with their 2012 LP Night Visions, which sold 1.4 million last year. Bruno Mars sold almost 1.4 million copies of Unorthodox Jukebox to rank fifth. The top ten was filled out by Florida Georgia Line's Here's To The Good Times (1.35 million), Nothing Was The Same by Drake (1.34 million), Beyoncé's self-titled record (1.3 million despite its late release date), Blake Shelton with Based On A True Story (1.11 million) and Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail (1.1 million).

Thicke's massive hit "Blurred Lines" sold 6.5 million copies throughout the year to top the chart. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" was the second-best selling single of the year, with 6.15 million. "Radioactive" from Imagine Dragons was the #3 selling track of the year, with 5.5 million, followed by Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" (4.69 million) and "Royals" from Lorde (4.42 million).

"Roar" from Katy Perry was #6 with 4.41 million copies, followed by P!nk featuring Nate Ruess with "Just Give Me A Reason" (4.32 million), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with "Can't Hold Us" (4.26 million), Mars' "When I Was Your Man" (3.93 million) and Rihanna's "Stay" (3.85 million).

Overall album sales in the U.S. were down eight percent last year to 289.41 million, from 315.96 million a year ago. Physical CD sales fell 14 percent and digital album sales also dropped, by less than one percent though.




 
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