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Music By The Numbers: 2007

Key stats from Jay-Z, Josh Groban, Kanye West, and more

2.1 Copies, in millions, of Josh Groban's Noël moved as of press time — setting him up to spar with the High School Musical 2 soundtrack as 2007's biggest release.

10 Number of Jay-Z's discs, counting American Gangster, that have hit No. 1 — the same as Elvis! (Both are still behind the Beatles, who've had 19-chart-toppers.

10+ Millions of dollars in Hannah Montana tour tickets hocked on Stubhub.com.

957,000 Copies of Kanye West's Graduation sold upon its debut, the highest single-week sales in more than two years.

2.3 Number, in millions of folks who bought 2007's top ringtone, T-Pain's ''Buy U a Drank.''


SOME OTHER FUN FACTS:

Best American Gangster Tribute Jay-Z's latest CD

Best American Gladiators Tribute Tommy Lee and Kid Rock's dustup at the VMAs

Best Peas Offering Fergie's The Dutchess spawns four top 10 hits

Worst Peas Offering will.i.am's Songs About Girls enter the Billboard 200 at a lowly No. 38

Bad Grammar Done Good Timbaland's ''The Way I Are,'' Pink's ''U + Ur Hand,'' T-Pain's ''Buy U a Drank,'' and Fall Out Boy's ''Thnks fr the Mmrs''

Bad Grammar Done Bad Hurricane Chris' ''A Bay Bay''

Best Accessories Rihanna's umbrella, Lil Mama's lip gloss

Worst Accessories Britney's janky hair extensions

Originally posted Dec 21, 2007 Published in issue #971-972 Dec 28, 2007 Order article reprints