‘As I Am’ by Alicia Keys is Best Selling Album of 2008

Both Billboard and Nielsen agree, Alicia Keys’ “As I Am” is the top selling album of 2008.

“As I Am” is Alicia Key’s third studio album which was released late last year. It has sold 742,000 copies in its first week. This made Keys’ third consecutive multi-platinum studio album in the U.S. The album spawned four singles; two of them became number-one hits on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, while the others entered the top three and the top fifteen respectively. The album was ranked the best album and also the best R&B album of 2008 by Billboard

Alicia Keys‘ single “No One”, on the other hand, is the most listened-to radio song of the year, “No One,” which drew 3.08 billion radio listeners between November 12, 2007 through November 16, 2008.

“Low,” by Flo Rida, featuring T-Pain, was the most downloaded song of the year, through November 16.

Top 10 Albums

1. As I Am (Alicia Keys)
2. Noel (Josh Groban)
3. Tha Carter III (Lil Wayne)
4. Long Road Out of Eden (Eagles)
5. Taylor Swift (Taylor Swift)
6. Rock N Roll Jesus (Kid Rock)
7. Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends ( Coldplay)
8. NOW 26 (Various Artists)
9. Carnival Ride (Carrie Underwood)
10. The Ultimate Hits (Garth Brooks)

Top 10 Most Digitally-Downloaded Songs

1. Low (Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain)
2. Bleeding Love (Leona Lewis)
3. Lollipop (Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major)
4. I Kissed a Girl (Katy Perry)
5. Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
6. Love Song (Sara Bareilles)
7. Apologize (Timbaland Featuring OneRepublic)
8. No Air (Jordin Sparks Duet With Chris Brown)
9. Disturbia (Rihanna)
10. 4 Minutes (Madonna Feat. Justin Timberlake)

Top 10 Most Listened-To Radio Songs

1. No One (Alicia Keys) 3,084,014,000
2. Low (Flo Rida Feat. T-Pain) 3,025,670,000
3. Bleeding Love (Leona Lewis) 2,754,498,000
4. Apologize (Timbaland Feat. OneRepublic) 2,508,246,000
5. Lollipop (Lil Wayne Feat. Static Major) 2,365,270,000
6. With You (Chris Brown) 2,348,062,000
7. Love in this Club (Usher Feat. Young Jeezy) 2,280,490,000
8. No Air (Jordin Sparks Duet With Chris Brown) 2,170,133,000
9. Sexy Can I (Ray J & Yung Berg) 1,926,995,000
10. Take A Bow (Rihanna) 1,920,855,000

Source: Billboard Hot 100 Airplay / Nielsen Company

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