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A Winner Is Crowned in the Susan Boyle Versus Taylor Swift Sell-Off

And that winner is ... Taylor Swift! After waging a spirited come-from-behind campaign to make I Dreamed a Dream the top-selling album of the year, Susan Boyle came up just short, with 3,103,000 copies sold to 3,216,000 for Swift’s Fearless. The rest of the year’s top ten, in order, was Michael Jackson’s Number Ones, Lady Gaga’s Fame, Andrea Bocelli’s My Christmas, Hannah Montana Movie Soundtrack, Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D., Eminem’s Relapse, Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3, and Kings of Leon’s Only by the Night. A big congratulations to all the artists on the list, and to all the people still buying CDs. [NYDN]

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