Katy Perry Closing In On Michael Jackson's Record, 'Teenage Dream' Yields Sixth Hot 100 Top Five Hit
Katy Perry Closing In On Michael Jackson's Record, 'Teenage Dream' Yields Sixth Hot 100 Top Five Hit

With 2011 half-over, Katy Perry's "E.T." (featuring Kanye West) reigns as the year's biggest selling digital song in the U.S., shifting 4,120,000 units according to Nielsen SoundScan.

"E.T." is one of two titles to have sold more than 4 million downloads this year. Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is the other, with 4,089,000. It's the first time we've had a song -- much less two -- hit 4 million in download sales this quickly in a year. At this point last year, the top selling song was Train's "Hey, Soul Sister," with 3,381,000.

Top-Selling Albums of 2011 So Far

This year, 52 songs have sold more than a million downloads, up from the 39 at this point last year.

Digital track sales continue to rise, as a robust 660.80 million tracks have been sold -- a gain of 11% versus the mid-point last year (597.44 million).

Mid-Year 2011

Top Digital Songs

Artist Title Year to Date Sales*
1 Katy Perry feat. Kanye West E.T. 4,120,000
2 Adele Rolling in the Deep 4,089,000
3 Cee Lo Green F**k You (Forget You) 3,229,000
4 Lady Gaga Born This Way 3,029,000
5 Rihanna S&M 2,734,000
6 Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull On the Floor 2,669,000
7 The Black Eyed Peas Just Can't Get Enough 2,462,000
8 Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne
& Busta Rhymes
Look at Me Now 2,442,000
9 Bruno Mars Grenade 2,355,000
10 Katy Perry Firework 2,283,000
11 Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo,
Afrojack & Nayer
Give Me Everything 2,232,000
12 P!nk F**kin' Perfect 2,188,000
13 Ke$ha Blow 2,159,000
14 Dr. Dre feat. Eminem
& Skylar Grey
I Need a Doctor 2,071,000
15 Bruno Mars The Lazy Song 2,064,000
16 Lupe Fiasco The Show Goes On 2,052,000
17 Jeremih feat. 50 Cent Down On Me 2,042,000
18 Britney Spears Till the World Ends 1,989,000
19 Wiz Khalifa Black and Yellow 1,959,000
20 LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett
& GoonRock
Party Rock Anthem 1,806,000
*SOURCE: NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN,
year to date sales through the week ending July 3, 2011