According to figures compiled by Billboard magazine, Eminem’s return-to-form album, Recovery, came out on top as the hottest selling album of the year, with 3.4 million copies sold.
The rapper’s album was followed by Lady Antebellum's Need You Now (3.1 million), Swift's Speak Now (3 million), Justin Bieber's My World 2.0 (2.3 million) and Boyle's The Gift (1.85 million). Other top-selling albums of 2010 include Lady Gaga's, The Fame, Sade's Soldier of Love, Drake's Thank Me Later, Usher's Raymond v. Raymond, and Kesha's Animal.
Recovery also came in at No. 1 as the year’s best-selling digital album, thanks to sales of 852,000 copies.