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BMI Artists Dominate Top-Selling Album, Artists Slots in Billboard Best of Decade Lists

Posted in News on December 10, 2009

Billboard recently announced the top-selling artists and albums of the past decade, and BMI artist/songwriters dominate both lists. Oscar and Grammy award-winner Eminem appears in both lists an impressive total of three times, once as a best-selling artist and twice in the best-selling album tally. Linkin Park and Britney Spears also appear on both lists: Spears ranks 5th and 9th in the best-selling artist and album lists, respectively, while Linkin Park ranks 7th in both lists.

BMI represents all of the top five artists of the decade, as well as two others in the top 10. As a result, BMI represents seven out of 10 of the world’s best-selling superstars.

BMI Artists Among Billboard’s Top-Selling Artists of the Decade

1- Eminem
2- The Beatles
3- Tim McGraw
4- Toby Keith
5- Britney Spears
7- Linkin Park
9- Creed

With seven out of 10 spots, BMI artists/songwriters also earned the majority of slots in the best-selling albums of the decade list.

BMI Artists’ Albums Among Billboard’s Top-Selling Albums of the Decade

1- The Beatles, 1
3- Norah Jones, Come Away with Me
4- Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP
5- Eminem, The Eminem Show
7- Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory
8- Creed, Human Clay
9- Britney Spears, Oops…I Did It Again