Selling It On iTunes

Although Apple does not release actual sales figures for its online music store, it did announce which artists sold the most.

The best-selling CD on iTunes was Coldplay’s Viva la Vida. Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love” was the online store’s top single.

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But how does that translate into dollars and cents?

A Coldplay rep did say the band’s latest album sold more than 500,000 copies digitally, and that iTunes was the major conduit for those sales.

Other top-selling albums on iTunes include Jack Johnson’s Sleep Through The Static, which clocked in at No. 2. The soundtrack to the movie “Juno,”Lil’ Wayne’s Tha Carter III and Sara Bareilles’ Little Voice rounded off the iTunes Top 5 albums.

When it came to singles, Lewis’ “Bleeding Love” sold 3.2 million in downloads, according to J Records. Meanwhile, iTunes says the title track of Coldplay’s album was the No. 2 single on the service, followed by Flo Rida’s “Low,” Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” and Rihanna’s “Disturbia.”