Bieber, Drake among bestselling albums in U.S.
Drake performs at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP / Matt Sayles)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, January 6, 2011 10:59AM EST
TORONTO - Canadians Justin Bieber and Drake had two of the bestselling albums in the United States in 2010.
According to numbers released by Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard, Bieber's debut LP, "My World 2.0," was the fourth bestselling album last year, moving more than 2.3 million units.
Drake, meanwhile, sold nearly 1.3 million copies of his debut, "Thank Me Later," to place eighth on the list.
Eminem's "Recovery" was first with roughly 3.4 million units sold, followed by Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" and Taylor Swift's "Speak Now."
Montreal rockers Arcade Fire weren't left out either -- their third album, "The Suburbs," was the 10th bestselling digital album (with sales of 241,000).
It also placed second among vinyl bestsellers with nearly 19,000 records sold, trailing only the Beatles' "Abbey Road."
Canadian sales data was not immediately available.