Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift Make iTunes Top-Selling Albums List of 2010
Not that it comes as a surprise; both of those albums spawned genre-bending singles that reached the Top 5 in the country and pop charts.
The album 'Need You Now' made 2010 a stellar year for Lady A. It produced three No. 1 country singles, including the late night drunk-dialing ballad of the same name. The title track was a radio smash hit, winning various awards at the Teen Choice Awards, the CMAs and the AMAs, as well as accolades from the first-ever American Country Awards. Now the album is up for two Grammys; one is the prestigious Album of the Year where Lady A will go against Eminem, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Arcade Fire.
Taylor Swift's formula of penning her personal life in an 11-track album proved to be the winning ticket. 'Speak Now' racked up 1,047,000 in first-week sales, making her the first female artist in six years to do so since Norah Jones released 'Feels Like Home.' The album has now sold more than three million copies -- in just six weeks -- and her debut single 'Mine' made a jump over to Billboard's Hot 100, peaking at the No. 3 spot. We expect the album to earn several Grammy nominations in 2012.
Also worth mentioning, Zac Brown Band's 2008 album 'The Foundaton' was the 11th-best selling album on iTunes this year. The record released five singles, the most recent being the acoustic ballad 'Free,' which earned them their fourth No. 1 single on the country charts and a Grammy Nomination for Best Country Song.
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