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Results are in! Nielsen SoundScan, the company that tracks actual music sales in the U.S. has released music reports. The following reports are on results for the first half of 2012.

The Top 10 bestselling albums for this period were:

1. Adele, 21 (3,668,000 units)
2. Lionel Richie, Tuskegee (912,000)
3. One Direction, Up All Night (899,000)
4. Whitney Houston, Greatest Hits (818,000)
5. Multi-artist compilation, Now 41 (714,000)
6. Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (602,000)
7. Luke Bryan, Tailgates & Tanlines (575,000)
8. Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday, Roman Reloaded (557,000)
9. Drake, Take Care (549,000)
10. Adele, 19 (539,000)

The Top 10 songs broadcast on radio were:

1. Adele, “Set Fire to the Rain” (387,000 spins)
2. Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (358,000)
3. Fun featuring Janelle Monae, “We Are Young” (352,000)
4. Gotye featuring Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know” (345,000)
5. Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, “We Found Love” (343,000)
6. Wanted, “Glad You Came” (323,000)
7. Flo Rida, “Good Feeling” (306,000)
8. Bruno Mars, “It Will Rain” (291,000)
9. David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, “Turn Me On” (274,000)
10. Flo Rida featuring Sia, “Wild One” (255,000)

The Top 10 streamed songs were:

1. Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe” (54.5 million streams)
2. Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend” (39.9 million)
3. Lil Wayne featuring Bruno Mars, “Mirror” (34.8 million)
4. David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, “Turn Me On” (33 million)
5. Katy Perry, “Part of Me” (32.6 million)
6. LMFAO, “Party Rock Anthem” (31.6 million)
7. Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, “We Found Love” (30.5 million)
8. Wanted, “Glad You Came” (29.1 million)
9. Nicki Minaj, “Stupid Stupid” (28.9 million)
10. LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, “Sexy and I Know It” (27.7 million)

 

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