Billboard’s Year In Music 2008

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-It’s that time of year. Billboard.com and Billboard Magazine have made their Top 2008 lists. The end of the year issue is set to hit newsstands on December 20 and you can preorder it HERE. But, if you can’t wait that long, here’s some of our favorite highlights from the various lists, mostly highlights within the top 20 are given. For the FULL charts (250+ total), go HERE.

Readers Poll: Best Album of 2008
1. Britney Spears, “Circus”
2. David Archuleta, “David Archuleta”
3. David Cook, “David Cook”
4. Mariah Carey, “E=MC2”
5. Elisa, “Dancing”
6. Guns N’ Roses, “Chinese Democracy”
7. Beyonce, “I Am… Sasha Fierce”
8. Panic At The Disco, “Pretty. Odd.”
9. RBD, “Best of RBD”
10. Anastacia, ‘Heavy Rotation.”

Billboard 200 Albums Chart
5. Taylor Swift – “Taylor Swift”
11. Miley Cyrus – Hannah Montana 2 (Soundtrack)/Meet Miley Cyrus
17. Jonas Brothers – “Jonas Brothers”
20. High School Musical 2 Soundrack
25. Jonas Brothers – “A Little Bit Longer”
26. “Camp Rock” Soundtrack
32. Miley Cyrus – “Breakout”
66. Taylor Swift – “Fearless”

Top Artist Chart
1. Chris Brown
5. Taylor Swift
7. Miley Cyrus
8. Jordin Sparks
9. Jonas Brothers

Top 25 Tours
14. Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus – Total Gross: $45,376,189/ Total Attendance: 816,421/ Total Shows: 57/ Total Number of Sellouts: 57
16. Jonas Brothers – Total Gross: $40,080,352/ Total Attendance: 940,224/ Total Shows: 85/ Total Number of Sellouts: 56
24. American Idols Live – Total Gross: $29,906,507/ Total Attendance: 493,296/ Total Shows: 53/ Total Number of Sellouts: 9

Top Digital Albums
11. Taylor Swift – “Fearless”

Top Internet Albums
3. Jonas Brothers – “A Little Bit Longer”
11. “High School Musical 2” Soundtrack
13. Hannah Montana 2 Soundtrack/ Meet Miley Cyrus

Billboard 200 Album Chart Duo/Group
1. Jonas Brothers

Billboard 200 Album Chart Female
2. Miley Cyrus
3. Taylor Swift

Hot Adult Contemporary Songs
6. Taylor Swift – “Teardrops On My Guitar”

Top Independent Albums
8. “Hairspray” Soundtrack

Top Country Artists
1. Taylor Swift
2. Carrie Underwood

Top New Artists
2. Jordin Sparks
7. Metro Station
8. David Cook
10. David Archuleta

Top Pop Artist Duo/Group
1. Jonas Brothers

Top Pop Artist Female
3. Taylor Swift
5. Miley Cyrus
6. Jordin Sparks
7. Carrie Underwood

Top Country Albums
2. Taylor Swift – “Taylor Swift”
13. Taylor Swift – “Fearless”

For full charts (250+) go HERE or pick up the end of year issue of Billboard.

If you’re wondering how these charts are compiled, find out HERE.