News: Jay-Z, T.I. & Eminem Top iTunes 2009 Record Sales

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009 5:55PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rappers Jay-Z, T.I. and Eminem have earned spots on iTunes 2009 year-end Top Albums & Tracks charts.

In the "Albums" category, both Jay and Em made the Top 10 chart.

1. Kings of Leon (Only by the Night) 2. Twilight 3. Lady Gaga (The Fame) 4. Taylor Swift (Fearless) 5. Dave Matthews Band (Big Whiskey & the GrooGux) 6. The Essential Michael Jackson 7. The Fray 8. Jay-Z (The Blueprint III) 9. Eminem (Relapse) 10. Black Eyed Peas (The E.N.D.) (Hits Daily Double)

For "Tracks," Tip shared the chart with Black Eyed Peas and Flo Rida.

1. "Boom Boom Pow" (Black Eyed Peas). 2. "Right Round" (Flo Rida) 3. "Poker Face" (Lady Gaga) 4. "I Gotta Feeling" (Black Eyed Peas) 5. "Gives You H*ll" (The All-American Rejects) 6. "Just Dance" (Lady Gaga) 7. "Party in the U.S.A." (Miley Cyrus) 8. "The Climb" (Miley Cyrus) 9. "Dead & Gone" (T.I.) 10. "Use Somebody" (Kings of Leon) (Hits Daily Double)

Lil Wayne's The Carter documentary found success on iTunes' new films listing.

A controversial new documentary about superstar rapper Lil Wayne has shot to the top of the iTunes movie charts. QD3 Entertainment's film The Carter is currently the No. 1 selling documentary on iTunes in the U.S. In addition to landing the top slot on Apple's iTunes U.S.' music store, The Carter is also in the Top 10 on the Canadian iTunes music store. (Gigulate)

50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct was named the No. 1 album less than 24 hours after is release last month.

50 Cent's new album, Before I Self Destruct, which was yesterday exclusively on the iTunes Store, has already skyrocketed to the number one spot on iTunes' album chart. iTunes customers can purchase the album as a deluxe version with two exclusive tracks and iTunes LP, which includes 90-minute gritty coming-of-age film Before I Self Destruct, written, directed and starring Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent); the Two Turntables And A Microphone: The Life And Death Of Jam Master Jay documentary about 50 Cent's late mentor and friend, hip-hop pioneer Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC; exclusive photos; lyrics; animated package artwork and more for only $9.99. (Press Release)

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