Billboard – 2012 Year End

Last week, Billboard published its 2012 Year End wrap-up. They summarize who had the best-selling albums and songs in a large variety of categories for the Billboard year (running from mid-November to mid-November each year). There are a LOT of charts and this is a busy time of the year, so it took a while to get through them all (although I did skip the Tropical charts and most of the top album/imprint lists).

My eyes glazed over at points, so mega-apologies in advance if I missed anybody. Please feel free to post an update if you notice an omission so that your fellow-fans can see the achievement as well.

Note that BB list sizes run the gamut from 200 entries to 5.

Overall Top Artists:
10 One Direction
15 Carly Rae Jepsen
16 Kelly Clarkson
31 Carrie Underwood
93 Scotty McCreery
95 Phil Phillips

Top Artists – Duo Group:

3 One Direction

Top Artists – Female

6 Carly Rae Jepsen
7 Kelly Clarkson
10 Carrie Underwood

Top Artists – New
1 One Direction
2 Carly Rae Jespen

Note: 19 was 4th and Syco 10th on Top Imprints (8th and 6th on BB200 Imprints)

BB200 – Top Artists
9 One Direction
17 Carrie Underwood
24 Scotty McCreery
26 Kelly Clarkson
37 Jackie Evancho
49 Susan Boyle
53 Daughtry

BB200 – Top Albums

5 One Direction “Up All Night”
14 Carrie Underwood “Blown Away”
24 Kelly clarkson “Stronger”
32 Scotty McCreery “Clear as Day”
53 Daughtry “Break the Spell”
94 Susan Boyle “Someone to Watch Over Me”
105 Jackie Evancho “Heavenly Christmas”
169 Susan Boyle “The Gift”
188 Adam Lambert “Trespassing”

BB200 – Top Artists – Duo Group
2 One Direction

BB200 – Top Artists – Female
5 Carrie Underwood
7 Kelly Clarkson


BB200 – Top Artists – Male

8 Scotty McCreery

Top Current Albums – Artists
8 One Direction
16 Carrie Underwood
20 Scotty McCreery
23 Kelly clarkson
45 Jackie Evancho
48 Daughtry
80 Susan Boyle


Top Current Albums:

5 One Direction “Up All Night”
14 Carrie Underwood “Blown Away”
22 Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
31 Scotty McCrerry “Clear as Day”
46 Daughtry “Break the Spell”
90 Susan Boyle “Someone to Watch Over Me”
107 Jackie Evancho “Heavenly Christmas”
179 Adam Lambert “Trespassing”
182 Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. “That’s Life”
186 Lauren Alaina “Wildflower”

Internet Albums:
25 Susan Boyle “Someone to Watch Over Me”

Digital Album Artists:

10 One Direction

Digital Albums
6 One Direction “Up All Night”
23 Carrie Underwood “Blown Away”

Hot 100 Artists
8 Carly Rae Jepsen (4 songs)
11 Kelly Clarkson (6 songs)
13 One Direction (3 songs)
36 Carrie Underwood (2 songs)
55 Phil Phillips (2 songs)
60 Cher Lloyd (1 song)

Note: Glee charted 41 songs on the Hot 100

Hot 100 Songs

2 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
7 Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
10 One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”
38 Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City “Good Time”
49 Phil Phillips “Home”
55 Cher Lloyd “Want You Back”
66 Carrie Underwood “Good Girl”
70 Carrie Underwood “Blown Away”

Hot 100 Artists – Duo/Group

4 One Direction

Hot 100 Artists – Female
5 Carly Rae Jepsen
7 Kelly Clarkson
9 Carrie Underwood

Hot Single Sales
1 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
6 One Direction “Live While We’re Young”
38 Kelly Clarkson “Mr. Know it All”
39 Adam Lambert “Trespassing”

Hot 100 Airplay Artists
8 Kelly Clarkson (3 songs)
11 Carly Rae Jepsen (2 songs)
21 One Direction (3 songs)

Hot 100 Airplay
6 Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
7 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Mabye”
19 One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”
44 Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City “Good Time”
69 Kelly Clarkson “Mr. Know it All”

Hot Digital Song Artists
7 Carly Rae Jepsen (4 songs)
12 One Direction (3 songs)
14 Kelly Clarkson (6 songs)

Hot Digital Songs
2 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
7 One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”
8 Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
29 Phil Phillips “Home”
38 Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City “Home”
53 Cher Lloyd “Want U Back”

Social 50 Artists

7 One Direction
46 Carly Rae Jepsen

Ringtone Artists
11 Carly Rae Jepsen
12 Kelly Clarkson

Ringtones
6 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
7 Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
33 One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”
70 Carrie Underwood “Good Girl”

Mainstream Top 40 Artists

8 Carly Rae Jepsen (3)
9 Kelly Clarkson (4)

Mainstream Top 40 Songs
4 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
11 Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
15 One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”
27 Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City “Good Time”
45 Cher Lloyd “Want U Back”

Pop Digital Song Artists:

5 Carly Rae Jepsen (4 songs)
9 One Direction (6 songs)
10 Kelly clarkson (5 songs)

Pop Digital Songs:
1 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call me Maybe”
4 Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
5 One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”
24 Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City “Good Time”
32 Cher Lloyd “Want U Back”
43 One Direction “One Thing”

Adult Contemporary Artists
2 Kelly Clarkson (4 songs)
10 Carly Rae Jepsen (2 songs)

Adult Contemporary Songs
1 Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
13 Kelly Clarkson “Mr. Know it All”
14 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call me Maybe”
15 One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”
29 Daughtry “Crawling Back to You”
27 Phil Phillips “Home”
44 Kelly Clarkson and Jason Aldean “don’t You Wanna Stay”
50 Kelly Clarkson “Dark Side”

Adult Top 40 Artists
1 Kelly Clarkson (4 songs)
7 Carly Rae Jepsen (2 songs)

Adult Top 40 Songs

2 Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
8 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call me Maybe”
20 Kelly Clarkson “Mr. Know it All”
23 One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”
28 Phil Phillips “Home”
33 Daughtry “Crawling Back to You”
38 Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City “Good Time”
39 Kelly Clarkson “Dark Side”

Adult R&B Songs
35 Jennifer Hudson “I Got This”
36 Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston “Celebrate”
45 Ruben Studdard “June 28th”

Dance Club Artists
7 Kelly Clarkson (2 songs)
19 Melanie Amaro (2 songs)

Dance Club Songs
9 Kelly Clarkson “Dark Side”
35 Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
42 Melanie Amaro “Respect”

Dance Single Sales Artists
1 Carly Rae Jepsen (2 songs)

Dance Singles Sales
1 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me maybe”

Dance Airplay Songs
25 Arly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
41 Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”

Top Country Artists
5 Carrie Underwood
18 Scotty McCreery
44 Lauren Alaina
49 Casey James

Top Country Artists – Female
2 Carrie Underwood

Top Country Albums Artists
7 Carrie Underwood
8 Scotty McCreery

Top Country Albums
5 Carrie Underwood “Blown Away”
8 Scotty McCreery “Clear as Day”
34 Lauren Alaina “Wildflower”
48 Scotty McCreery “Christmas with Scotty McCreery”
57 Kellie Pickler “100 Proof”
72 Casey James “Casey James”

Hot Country Songs Artists
14 Carrie Underwood (3 songs)

Hot Country Songs
27 Carrie Underwood “Good Girl”
32 Carrie Underwood “Blown Away”
71 Scotty McCreery “The Trouble With Girls”
76 Casey James “Let’s Don’t Call it a Night”
77 Casey James “Crying on a Suitcase”
91 Kelly Clarkson “Mr. Know it All”

Country Digital Songs – Artists

4 Carrie Underwood (4 songs)

Country Digital Songs
8 Carrie Underwood “Good Girl”
10 Carrie Underwood “Blown Away”
45 Scotty McCreery “The Trouble With Girls”

Christian Album Artists
10 Mandisa

Christian Albums
8 Mandisa “What if We Were Real”

Christian Songs
31 Mandisa “Waiting for Tomorrow”

Christian AC Songs
28 Mandisa “Waiting for Tomorrow”
48 Mandisa “Good Morning” featring tobyMac

Christian Digital Song Artists
7 Carrie Underwood (3 songs)

Christian Digital Songs

9 Mandisa “Good Morning” featuring tobyMac
15 Carrie Underwood “Jesus Take the Wheel”
28 Carrie Underwood “How Great Though Art”
33 Carrie Underwood “Temporary Home”
41 Mandisa “Stronger”

Christian/Gospel Album Artists
15 Mandisa

Christian/Gospel Albums
12 Mandisa “What if Love Were Real”

Christian/Gospel Digital Songs Artists
7 Carrie Underwood

Christian/Gospel Digital Songs

11 Mandisa “Good Morning” featuring tobyMac
15 Carrie Underwood “Jesus Take the Wheel”
32 Carrie Underwood “Temporary Home”
39 Carrie Underwood “How Great Though Art”
50 Mandisa “Stronger”

Classical Album Artist
2 Jackie Evancho

Classical Album
2 Jackie Evancho “Heavenly Christmas”
5 Jackie Evancho “Dream With Me”
7 Jackie Evancho “Songs from the Silver Screen”

Classical Crossover Albums Artists
2 Jackie Evancho
13 David Archuleta featured “Glad Christmas Tidings” Mormon Tabernacle Choir/Orchestra at Temple Square

Classical Crossover Albums

2 Jackie Evancho “Heavenly Christmas”
5 Jackie Evancho “Dream With Me”
7 Jackie Evancho “Songs from the Silver Screen”
12 David Archuleta featured “Glad Christmas Tidings” Mormon Tabernacle Choir/Orchestra at Temple Square

Classical Digital Songs Artists
4 Chris Mann (11 songs)

Classical Digital Songs

5 Chris Mann and Christina Aguilera “The Prayer”
9 Chris Mann “You Raise Me Up”

Jazz Album Artists
5 Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

Jazz Albums
5 Landau Eugene Murphy Jr “That’s Life”

Traditional Jazz Album Artists
5 Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

Traditional Jazz Albums
5 Landau Eugene Murphy Jr “That’s Life”

Top Rock Artists
20 Phil Phillips
34 Daughtry

Rock Album Artists
11 Daughtry

Rock Albums
11 Daughtry “Break the Spell”
69 James Durbin “Memories of a Beautiful Disaster”
75 Phil Phillips “American Idol: Season 11 Highlights”

Rock Digital Song Artists
7 Phil Phillips (7 songs)

Rock Digital Songs
8 Phil Phillips “Home”

Triple A Songs
41 Phil Phillips “Home”

Soundtracks
16 “Think Like a Man” featuring Jennifer Hudson, Marcus Canty
18 “Smash” featuring Katharine McPhee

3, 9, 21 – Glee

Cast Albums
12 “Rock of Ages” OBCR – featuring Constantine Maroulis

Compilation Albums – too many to mention

Music Video Sales

2 One Direction “Up All Night: the Live Tour”
16 Jackie Evancho “Dream with Me in Concert”

Hot 100 Songwriters
25 Carly Rae Jepsen (2 songs)

Catalog Albums
17 Susan Boyle “The Gift”
45 Jackie Evancho “O Holy Night”

Country Catalogue Albums

21 Carrie Underwood “Some Hearts”

Top 25 Tours
13 Jason Aldean (Lauren Alaina opened some concerts) $40M
16 Brad Paisley (Scotty McCreery opened some concerts) $34M
17 Nickelback (Daughtry opened some concerts) $34M
20 Justin Bieber (Carly Rae Jepsen opened some concerts) $31M

Canadian Hot 100
2 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
10 Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
13 One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”
19 Hedley “Kiss You Inside Out”
30 Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City “Good Time”
51 One Direction “One Thing”
55 Carly Rae Jepsen “Curiosity”
57 Hedley “One Life”
63 Cher Lloyd “Want You Back”
82 Kelly Clarkson “Mr. Know it All”
90 Carrie Underwood “Good Girl”
97 Hedley “Invincible”

Canadian Hot 100 Artists

4 Carly Rae Jepsen (5 songs)
13 Kelly Clarkson (5 songs)
14 One Direction (4 songs)
16 Hedley (3 songs)

Top Canadian Albums

3 One Direction “Up All Night”
19 Hedley “Stomrs”
29 Carrie Underwood “Blown Away”
35 Susan Boyle “Someone to Watch Over Me”
41 Jackie Evancho “Heavenly Christmas”

Hot Canadian Digital Songs
2 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
12 One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful:
16 Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
24 Hedley “Kiss You Inside Out”
25 Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City “Good Time”

Japan Hot 100
8 ‘Carly Rae Jepsen with Owl City’ “Good Time”
9 Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
15 One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”

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