Lil Wayne will take home the crown for the top selling album of 2008. Weezy's "Tha Carter III" racked up 2.88 million copies sold, more than 700,000 above 2nd place's "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay. Taylor Swift, Kid Rock and AC/DC round out the top five.
It isn't all good news, 2008 will mark the first year the top selling album sold less than three million copies. In 08 only 428.4 million albums were sold, down over 14% from 2005's 500.5 million. This past year also saw a record number of vinyl albums sold with almost 2 million, more than any other year. Digital Sales are also up, 2008 saw over 1 billion tracks sold, up more than 26.7% from the previous year.