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Weekly Digital sales of the most popular songs..

Train ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ (158,600)
Rihanna ‘Rude Boy’ (124,425)
Ke$ha ‘Your Love Is My Drug (123,940)
Adam Lambert ‘Whataya Want From Me’ (100,288)
Christina Augilera ‘Not Myself Tonight’ (74,136)
The Script ‘Breakeven’ (67,118)
One Republic ‘All The Right Moves’ (55,098)
Muse ‘Uprising’ (21,377)
Train ‘Drops of Jupiter’ (12,517)
Journey ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ (15,376)
Bon Jovi ‘Livin On A Prayer’ (9,994)

Consumers are still buying CD’s, but that will soon come to an end. This is what CD sales look like – listed are weekly sales and the total.

Justin Bieber ‘My World 2.0’ This week (92,129) Total (767,983)
MGMT ‘Congratulations’ This Week (66,231) Total (66,796)
Lady Antebellum ‘Need You Now’ This week (65,318) Total (1,767,686)
Usher ‘Raymon v Raymon’ This Week (63,601) Total (486,058)
Coheed and Cambria ‘Year of The Black’ This Week (51,064)
Lady Gaga ‘Fame’ This Week (31,588) Total (3,213,017)
Ke$ha ‘Animal’ This Week (31,213) Total (599,506)
Sade ‘Soldier Of Love’ This Week (24,727) Total (1,099,527)

Even though CD sales are near its death, artists still have a viable financial career, more so than ever. For instance, Ke$ha only sold 600,000 physical CD’s, but she sold over 7 Million digital singles. She will make her money via product placement, touring, publishing etc. There is a lot of money left on the table for an artist with a hit song.

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