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Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" was the top track of the year, Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" landed at #2 and sales of James Blunt's "You're Beautful" were enough to secure the #3 download of the year.

POWTER AND THE FRAY TOP ITUNES CHARTS

Year-End iTunes Charts Feature Nelly Furtado, James Blunt, John Mayer, Jack Johnson
Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day” and The Fray’s How to Save a Life topped iTunes’ 10 most downloaded tracks and albums, respectively, on the 2006 year-end charts, released today.

The charts highlight the 100 most downloaded albums and songs on iTunes in the U.S. iTunes Top 100 download charts are also being released for all 20 countries where iTunes has had a store for a year or more. For the full list, go to www.itunes.com.

Since The Fray's single "Over My Head" debuted, sales for the band have climbed steadily driving "How To Save A Life" to its position as the most downloaded album of the year and pushing sales of "Over My Head" to #7 on the Top 100 Tracks chart.

Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" was the top track of the year, Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" landed at #2 and sales of James Blunt's "You're Beautful" were enough to secure the #3 download of the year.The album and the single were two of the strongest sellers on iTunes in 2006, with Back to Bedlam the site’s fourth biggest album of the year.

The Dixie Chicks, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer and Justin Timberlake all had strong first sales weeks on iTunes when their albums were released, driven by digital pre-order campaigns.

Here are the 10 most downloaded albums and tracks in the US, for 2006 on iTunes:

Top 10 Tracks
1. Daniel Powter, “Bad Day” (WB)
2. Nelly Furtado, “Promiscuous” (Geffen)
3. James Blunt, “You're Beautiful” (Custard/Atlantic)
4. Gnarls Barkley, “Crazy” (Downtown/Atlantic)
5. Sean Paul, “Temperature” (VP/Atlantic)
6. Justin Timberlake, “Sexyback” (Jive/ZLG)
7. The Fray, “Over My Head (Cable Car)” (Epic)
8. Shakira, “Hips Don't Lie” (Epic)
9. Natasha Bedingfield, “Unwritten” (Epic)
10. Chamillionaire, “Ridin'” (Universal Motown)

Top 10 Albums
1. The Fray, How To Save a Life (Epic)
2. John Mayer, Continuum (Aware/Coloumbia)
3. Jack Johnson & Friends, Curious George (soundtrack)
4. James Blunt, Back to Bedlam (Custard/Atlantic)
5. Justin Timberlake, FutureSex/LoveSounds (Jive/ZLG)
6. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stadium Arcadium (WB)
7. Dixie Chicks, Taking the Long Way (Open Wide/Monument/Columbia)
8. High School Musical (Disney)
9. Panic! at The Disco, Fever You Can't Sweat Out (Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic)
10. Gnarls Barkley, St. Elsewhere (Downtown/Atlantic)



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