As we welcome in 2010, it has been quite a year and decade for music. Nielsen SoundScan who compiles the data for Billboard Magazine notes The Beatles "1" CD was the best-selling for the decade (selling nearly 11.5 million copies). Probably the biggest surprise of the 2000's though was that EMINEM was the biggest selling artist selling just over 32 million CD's (just over 10 million of his "The Marshall Mathers LP" good enough for #4 for the decade, and just under 10 million of his "The Eminem Show" hitting #5 for the 2000's).
For this year, iTunes says Kings Of Leon's "Only By The Night" was their most downloaded album followed by The "Twilight" soundtrack, "The Fame" Lady Gaga, and the lady that seemed to be everywhere lately Taylor Swift's "Fearless" came in #4.
According to "ROLLING STONE'S" Readers Poll GREEN DAY (who earned their "Favorite Album Of The Decade"..."AMERICAN IDIOT") was named "Favorite Artist Of The Decade!"
Here's to more great music in the coming year and decade.