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.
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).
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|
|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|
|11||Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo,
Afrojack & Nayer
|Give Me Everything||2,232,000|
|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
|Party Rock Anthem||1,806,000|
|*SOURCE: NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN,
year to date sales through the week ending July 3, 2011