The Emancipation of Mimi is the best selling album of the year
, according to Nielsen SoundScan, moving slightly less than 4.97 million copies!
Billboard Magazine writes: Carey Passes 50 Cent
Mariah Carey's The Emancipation of Mimi
indeed overtakes 50 Cents "The Massacre" as the best-selling album of calendar year 2005.
Her game of catch-up is impressive, considering that "The Massacre" had a six week head start and was the only album this year to ring a 1 million-plus frame. The rapper's set had already sold more than 2.9 million units before "Mimi" reached stores.
Although some pundits questioned whether Carey needed to launch a special edition, which added No. 1 hit Don't Forget About Us
to her impressive tally of chart-toppers, the title's numbers have grown since that edition arrived, selling 1.1 million copies in those six weeks.
Carey's set has averaged 189,000 copies per week since the Thanksgiving frame, while "The Massacre" has averaged close to 20,000 in that same window.
LINK: Mimi Is Top Album Of 2005!