BTS, Olivia Rodrigo, The Weeknd, Silk Sonic, and more have 2021's Top Selling Songs so far

BTS, Olivia Rodrigo, The Weeknd, Silk Sonic, and more have 2021's Top Selling Songs so far

MRC Data just unveiled this year's top-selling songs so far. 

Using data collected from 1 January 2021 to 1 July 2021, the music data company have revealed the most popular and streamed songs and albums of the year so far. As part of their midyear report, MRC Data shares 2021's top 10 top-selling tracks which sees an array of POC (person of colour) acts like BTS, Olivia Rodrigo, The Weeknd, Cardi B, Saweetie, Doja Cat, and Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak)

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BTS occupies both the top 2 spots with their tracks 'Butter' and 'Dynamite' that sold 841,000 and 283,000 copies in digital sales respectively. This follows an array of 'Butter's accomplishments, having recently topped Billboard's Hot 100 chart seven weeks in a row. 

The Weeknd also take up two spots on this year's top-selling songs with 'Save Your Tears' and 'Blinding Lights', both of which also make it on this year's top 10 radio songs.

Also on the list is breakout star Olivia Rodrigo and her viral hit 'drivers license' which saw over 199,000 copies sold. The single, which dropped this January, is also the most-streamed track of this year so far accumulating over 582.8 streams across video and audio. 

Comprising Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic's debut track 'Leave The Door Open' also make it onto this year's top songs with over 203,000 copies sold in digital sales. The single also land in the 7th position on 2021's top radio songs. 


Check out the full list of this year's top songs and albums so far, according to MRC Data, below.

2021’s Midyear Top 10 Albums (Based on Overall Equivalent Album Units*)
1. Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album (2.108 million)
2. Olivia Rodrigo, Sour (1.367 million)
3. Justin Bieber, Justice (962,000)
4. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon (948,000)
5. The Weeknd, After Hours (832,000)
6. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia (829,000)
7. Taylor Swift, Evermore (818,000)
8. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get (740,000)
9. Lil Durk, The Voice (735,000)
10. Ariana Grande, Positions (707,000)

2021’s Midyear Top 10 Selling Albums
1. Taylor Swift, Evermore (374,000)
2. Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album (241,000)
3. Taylor Swift, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (237,000)
4. Carrie Underwood, My Savior (211,000)
5. Harry Styles, Fine Line (162,000)
6. Taylor Swift, Folklore (153,000)
7. Olivia Rodrigo, Sour (146,000)
8. BTS, Be (128,000)
9. Foo Fighters, Medicine at Midnight (126,000)
10. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (118,000)

2021’s Midyear Top 10 Selling Vinyl Albums
1. Taylor Swift, Evermore (143,000)
2. Harry Styles, Fine Line (125,000)
3. Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City (99,000)
4. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (89,000)
5. Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain (Soundtrack) (86,000)
6. Michael Jackson, Thriller (86,000)
7. Billie Eilish, Dont Smile at Me (83,000)
8. Taylor Swift, Folklore (82,000)
9. Queen, Greatest Hits (75,000)
10. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (73,000)

2021’s Midyear Top 10 Selling Digital Songs
1. BTS, “Butter” (841,000)
2. BTS, “Dynamite” (283,000)
3. Masked Wolf, “Astronaut In the Ocean” (246,000)
4. Dua Lipa featuring DaBaby, “Levitating” (238,000)
5. Silk Sonic, “Leave the Door Open” (203,000)
6. Olivia Rodrigo, “Drivers License” (199,000)
7. The Weeknd, “Save Your Tears” (187,000)
8. The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” (176,000)
9. Cardi B, “Up” (166,000)
10. Saweetie featuring Doja Cat, “Best Friend” (148,000)

2021’s Midyear Top 10 On-Demand Song Streams (Audio & Video Combined)
1. Olivia Rodrigo, “Drivers License” (582.8 million)
2. Dua Lipa featuring DaBaby, “Levitating” (438.0 million)
3. The Weeknd, “Save Your Tears” (411.0 million)
4. Cardi B, “Up” (376.0 million)
5. Pooh Shiesty featuring Lil Durk, “Back In Blood” (370.0 million)
6. Spotemgottem, “Beatbox” (369.0 million)
7. Lil Nas X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (366.0 million)
8. Masked Wolf, “Astronaut In the Ocean” (341.1 million)
9. Lil Tjay featuring 6lack, “Calling My Phone” (339.0 million)
10. Polo G, “Rapstar” (337.3 million)

2021’s Midyear Top 10 On-Demand Audio Streams
1. Olivia Rodrigo, “Drivers License” (460.2 million)
2. Dua Lipa featuring DaBaby, “Levitating” (367.1 million)
3. The Weeknd, “Save Your Tears” (334.0 million)
4. Polo G, “Rapstar” (282.0 million)
5. Cardi B, “Up” (278.0 million)
6. SZA, “Good Days” (275.0 million)
7. Pooh Shiesty featuring Lil Durk, “Back In Blood” (273.5 million)
8. Masked Wolf, “Astronaut In the Ocean” (273.0 million)
9. Lil Tjay featuring 6lack, “Calling My Phone” (271.2 million)
10. The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” (263.0 million)

2021’s Midyear Top 10 Radio Songs (Based on Audience)
1. Chris Brown and Young Thug, “Go Crazy” (1.570 billion)
2. Dua Lipa featuring DaBaby, “Levitating” (1.438 billion)
3. 24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior, “Mood” (1.395 billion)
4. Ariana Grande, “Positions” (1.374 billion)
5. The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” (1.361 billion)
6. The Weeknd, “Save Your Tears” (1.326 billion)
7. Silk Sonic, “Leave the Door Open” (1.261 billion)
8. Olivia Rodrigo, “Drivers License” (1.227 billion)
9. Ariana Grande, “34+35” (1.170 billion)
10. Billie Eilish, “Therefore I Am” (1.146 billion)

 

 


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