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Year-End Top 15

YOUR YEAR-END TOP 15: We sincerely hope you're fully occupied with chilling the bubbly, loading the confetti cannon and affixing the sex swing to the ceiling ahead of your New Year’s Eve festivities (and for safety’s sake, people, please secure that swing with toggle bolts). But in case you’ve got a hankering to see what next week’s retail action will look like, we present our final Top 15 of 2013. With the 1 million sales mark dead ahead, #1 Beyoncé already has the year's best-selling release by a female artist. #2 One Direction also pass the million-unit milestone this week, so Rob Stringer and team say pass the bubbly. Note also that an iTunes $6.99-$7.99 sale applies to Frozen, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Now 48, Lady Gaga and several others listed below, as the download emporium calls its gift cards home.

Beyoncé (Columbia) 275-290k
One Direction (SYCO/Columbia) 130-145k
Eminem (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) 125-140k
Frozen (Walt Disney) 120-135k
Katy Perry (Capitol) 90-100k
Garth Brooks (Pearl) 90-100k
Lorde (Lava/Republic) 75-85k
Imagine Dragons (KidinaKorner/Interscope) 65-75k
Now 48 (UMe) 55-65k
The Robertsons (EMI Nashville) 50-60k
Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 50-60k
Drake (YM/CM/Republic) 45-55k
Florida Georgia Line (Republic Nashville) 45-50k
Kelly Clarkson (RCA) 40-45k
Lady Gaga (Interscope) 40-45k

Happy New Year, everybody. We regret to inform you that we’ll be back in 2014. (12/31p)

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