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MF Noob



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Even when Eminem achieved multi-platinum success as Dr. Dre's protege in 1999, no one could imagine the success the rapper from Detroit would have in the following decade.

Neilson Soundscan revealed on Tuesday (Dec. 8), that the rapper was not only the most successful Hip Hop artist of the decade, but the best-selling artist of any kind in the 2000s.

Eminem sold over 32.2 million records in this decade, beating out the Beatles. But fans of the English legends shouldn't fret, as the Beatles landed the number one spot with the decade's best-selling album, 1.

Of the ten albums that sold more than any other this decade, Eminem's were the only ones that placed twice, with 2000's Marshall Mathers LP (10.2 million) and 2003's Eminem Show (9.8 million copies) landing at the fourth and fifth spots, respectively. At the time of its release, Marshall Mathers LP had the fastest-selling solo album debut of all time, with 1.8 million sold in its first week.

Nielsen SoundScan's top-selling albums of the decade:

1. The Beatles, 1,11,499,000 units sold
2. 'NSYNC, No Strings Attached, 11,112,000 units sold
3. Norah Jones, Come Away With Me, 10, 546,000 units sold
4. Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP, 10,204,000 units sold
5. Eminem, The Eminem Show, 9,799,000 units sold
6. Usher, Confessions, 9,712,000 units sold
7. Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory, 9,663,000 units sold
8. Creed, Human Clay, 9,491,000 units sold
9. Britney Spears, Oops! ... I Did It Again, 9,185,000 units sold
10. Nelly, Country Grammar, 8,461,000 units sold

Nielsen SoundScan's top-selling digital songs of the decade:

1. Flo Rida feat. T-Pain, "Low" 5,214,000 units sold
2. Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis, "Just Dance," 4,690,000 units sold
3. Jason Mraz, "I'm Yours," 4,619,000 units sold
4. Timbaland feat. OneRepublic, "Apologize," 4,439,000 units sold
5. The Black Eyed Peas, "Boom Boom Pow," 4,349,000 units sold
6. Soulja Boy Tell'em, "Crank That," 4,315,000 units sold
7. Lady Gaga, "Poker Face," 4,200,000 units sold
8. Coldplay, "Viva la Vida," 4,140,000 units sold
9. Taylor Swift, "Love Story," 4,005,000 units sold
10. Katy Perry, "Hot N Cold," 3,945,000 units sold
Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:31 am
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Raoul DeGroot



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What if the super-villains always won?
Wasn't that a curious and troubling revelation at some point in your life? Good things lose and dumb things win.
We live in some kind of DC comics alternate universe.

Beatles being the exception. How did that happen?
Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:35 am
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billy pilgrim



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I'd like to see a list of best selling albums not distributed by one of the four major labels... do they compile something like that?
Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:36 am
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Raoul DeGroot



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That'd be an odd thing to compile.
Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:38 am
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AdamBomb



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Corny whiteboy rap...

Seriously though, what would you have liked to have sold better? I'm just glad it wasn't Nickelback.
Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:49 am
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shambhala



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take away the beatles and he's far and away the most talented songwriter and artist on that list. of all the contrived bullshit that's sold millions of records this past decade, eminem deserves some credit for what he accomplished.
Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:01 am
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MF Noob



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100% disagree with that sentiment, good sir.
Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:02 am
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Raoul DeGroot



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Timbaland is talented. I rate him as a creative guy.
I have a fondness for ol Lady Gaga too.

Were you including the digital list?
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shambhala



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Nah, I was looking at the album sales list (the last one we can ever use to gauge the cultural relevance of an artist to a decade?) I understand the myriad of reasons to dislike Eminem's music and the effect he's had on our culture, and it's been many years since I felt anything he's put out, but stepping back from that and just looking at how he got on that list, he has more in common with the Beatles than any of the rest of the top sellers.
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Raoul DeGroot



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Blanda Jones is the daughter of Ravi Shankar who was a friend of a Beatle.
Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:56 am
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MF Noob



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Absolutely fucking not.
Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:17 am
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Alan Hague



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Creed sold over 9 million units?! Jesus...
Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:35 am
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Sage Francis
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Alan Hague wrote:
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exactly
Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:19 am
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mancabbage



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well damm, that lady gaga's done alright for herself quite quickly, nice to see... i dont buy the madonna rip off theory, that girls got a lot talent and is legitimately crazy, we need more crazies like her.. and more frog outfits

Coldplay, "Viva la Vida," 4,140,000 units sold

surprised me, im no fan of theirs but that song really really irritates me shocked to see that its the best selling of all their stuff, maybe its just that they had more exposure / pr dollers behind em when that one came out.

Never really given a monkeys about eminem either way, not my cup of tea... but it doesn't surprise me, creed... ive never heard of, nice to see cuntflap face bono is no where on there
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Jesse Custer



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Never heard of Creed? You're missing out man.

They are hilariously awful God-rock. The singer is such a cock, and throws ridiculous Jesus poses constantly. He is such a insufferable bellend that the whole of the rest of the band decided to quit and form a new band without him.
Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:20 am
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