iTUNES REWINDS THE HITS OF 2009

Top-Selling Albums and Tracks, Plus Editors Picks, Genre by Genre
The iTunes Store, which for some time has been the #1 music retailer, has posted its roundup of the year's top sellers under the heading "Rewind 2009," and it’s fitting that a throwback rock & roll band sold the most longplayers. Here are the Top 10 albums and tracks. The full roundup is at www.itunes.com/rewind2009.

ALBUMS
1. Kings of Leon, Only by the Night
2. Twilight
3. Lady Gaga, The Fame
4. Taylor Swift, Fearless
5. Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King
6. The Essential Michael Jackson
7. The Fray, The Fray
8. Jay-Z, The Blueprint 3
9. Eminem, Relapse
10. Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)

TRACKS
1. "Boom Boom Pow," Black Eyed Peas
2. "Right Round," Flo Rida
3. "Poker Face," Lady Gaga
4. "I Gotta Feeling," Black Eyed Peas
5. "Gives You Hell," The All-American Rejects
6. "Just Dance," Lady Gaga & Colby O'Donis
7. "Party in the U.S.A.," Miley Cyrus
8. "The Climb," Miley Cyrus
9. "Dead and Gone,” T.I. f/ Justin Timberlake
10. "Use Somebody," KIngs of Leon

EDITOR'S PICKS
ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Michael Jackson
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Kings of Leon, Only by the Night
BEST NEW ARTIST: Lady Gaga
BEST ROCK ALBUM: The Dead Weather, Horehound
BEST HIP-HOP ALBUM: Raekwon, Only Built for Cuban Linx, Pt. 2
BEST ELECTRONIC ALBUM: Fever Ray, Fever Ray
BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM: The Boxer Rebellion, Union
BEST POP ALBUM: Angel Taylor, Love Travels
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM: Taylor Swift, Fearless (Platinum Edition)
BEST R&B/SOUL ALBUM: Joe, Signature
BEST SINGER/SONGWRITER ALBUM: Grant Lee Phillips, Little Moon
BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM: Stile Antico, Song of Songs
BEST LATIN ALBUM: Zoe, Reptilectric
BEST JAZZ ALBUM (VOCAL): Melody Gardot, My One and Only Thrill
BEST JAZZ ALBUM (INSTRUMENTAL): Christian McBride, Kind of Brown
BEST SOUNDTRACK: (500) Days of Summer
BEST CHRISTIAN & GOSPEL ALBUM: Hillsong United, A_CROSS // The EARTH: Tear Down the Walls

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