LINKIN PARK, EVANESCENCE Among Top-Selling Albums Of 2003

Nielsen SoundScan, the entertainment industry's data information system that tracks point-of-purchase sales of recorded music product, and Nielsen BDS, the music industry's leading song monitoring service, have announced their 2003 year-end sales and airplay monitoring data through December 28, 2003.

2003 Top Ten Selling Albums (01/01/2003-12/28/2003)

01. 50 CENT – "Get Rich or Die Tryin'": 6,535,809
02. NORAH JONES – "Come Away with Me": 5,137,468
03. LINKIN PARK – "Meteora": 3,478,361
04. EVANESCENCE – "Fallen": 3,364,738
05. OUTKAST – "Speakerboxx-Love": 3,089,849
06. BEYONCE - "Dangerously In Love": 2,527,485
07. R. KELLY – "Chocolate Factory": 2,439,536
08. HILARY DUFF – "Metamorphosis": 2,405,544
09. TOBY KEITH – "Shock N Y'All" 2,324,437
10. COLDPLAY – "Rush Of Blood to the Head": 2,183,997

Top Ten Selling Albums Of SoundScan Era (1991 - 12/28/2003)

01. SHANIA TWAIN – "Come on Over": 14,896,911
02. ALANIS MORISETTE – "Jagged Little Pill": 14,200,822
03. METALLICA – "Metallica": 13,803,308
04. BACKSTREET BOYS – "Millennium": 12,056,675
05. VARIOUS – "Bodyguard" (soundtrack): 11,741,779
06. SANTANA – "Supernatural": 11,333,627
07. CREED – "Human Clay": 11,291,067
08. N SYNC – "No Strings Attached": 11,069,789
09. CELINE DION – "Falling Into You": 10,614,005
10. BRITNEY SPEARS – "Baby One More Time": 10,472,878

2003 Genre Album Sales Report (01/01/03-12/28/03):

Album Units Sold (000's):

Alternative: 128,375 (2003), 126,375 (2002)
Classical: 18,853 (2003), 21,527 (2002)
Country: 69,311 (2003), 76,905 (2002)
Jazz: 23,060 (2003), 22,642 (2002)
Latin: 27,401 (2003), 23,742 (2002)
Metal: 73,816 (2003), 74,677 (2002)
R&B: 150,789 (2003), 161,927 (2002)
Rap: 77,162 (2003), 84,553 (2002)
Christian/Gospel: 47,083 (2003), 49,664 (2002)
Soundtrack: 32,623 (2003), 36,817 (2002)
New Age: 5,662 (2003), 7,145 (2002)

(Note: Titles may appear in more than one genre)

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