-Taylor Swift is the best selling artist of 2008. While Little Wayne had the best selling album of 2008, Taylor topped the list by selling a total of 4,003,000 albums (“Taylor Swift” & “Fearless). “Fearless”, which ranked No. 3, on sales of 2,112,000 copies, and “Taylor Swift”, at No. 6, which sold 1,597,000 units during its second year on the charts made up the 4 million in sales. (Sales of Beautiful Eyes, Swift’s CD/DVD package available exclusively through Wal-Mart, rounded out her grand total.)
Swift ranked No. 2 among the Top 10 bestselling digital artists with 8,793,000 digital tracks sold. In this category, she outpaced Kanye West, Chris Brown, Britney Spears, the Jonas Brothers, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Leona Lewis and Jordin Sparks. Only Rihanna exceeded her.
In addition, Swift’s Fearless was the No. 5 bestselling digital album, racking up a total of 225,000 units. It was also the No. 4 bestselling collection via Internet orders with 82,000 copies shipped.