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'Daughtry' Named Billboard Top Seller in '07

Akon, Fergie, ''Hannah Montana,'' and Carrie Underwood round out Billboard's top five album sellers of the year

Chris Daughtry | CHRIS DAUGHTRY
CHRIS DAUGHTRY

(FROM BILLBOARD) – The self-titled debut record from former American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry's band was named Billboard's top selling album during 2007 (which covers December 2006 – November 2007), moving approximately 3.2 million copies. Akon's Konvicted is No. 2, followed by Fergie's The Duchess at No. 3. Fergie's combined performance on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Top 100 made her the top-selling female artist of 2007. Her hit single ''Big Girls Don't Cry'' also helped her become the leading Pop 100 artist of 2007 and the top selling-artist on Hot Digital Songs and Hot Digital Tracks. Beyonce topped four of Billboard's Year in Music charts as the year's No. 1 R&B/Hip-Hop Artist and her hit ''Irreplaceable'' led the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot 100 Airplay tallies.

Billboard's Top 20 albums of 2007:

1. DAUGHTRY Daughtry
2. KONVICTED Akon
3. THE DUTCHESS Fergie
4. HANNAH MONTANA Soundtrack
5. SOME HEARTS Carrie Underwood
6. ALL THE RIGHT REASONS Nickelback
7. FUTURESEX/LOVESOUNDS Justin Timberlake
8. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 Soundtrack
9. NOW 23 Various Artists
10. MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT Linkin Park
11. B'DAY Beyonce
12. GRADUATION Kanye West
13. ME AND MY GANG Rascal Flatts
14. LOVE The Beatles
15. THE SWEET ESCAPE Gwen Stefani
16. HANNAH MONTANA 2 (SOUNDTRACK)/MEET MILEY CYRUS Miley Cyrus
17. AWAKE Josh Groban
18. NOT TOO LATE Norah Jones
19. TAYLOR SWIFT Taylor Swift
20. KINGDOM COME Jay-Z

(Billboard)

Originally posted Dec 14, 2007