[artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] certainly had a massive 2010 and she’s ending it with another chart accomplishment. The singer’s The Fame Monster has topped the 2010 United World Chart, a list compiled by German website Media Traffic that tallies worldwide album sales collected from a variety of international sources.
The Mother Monster landed at the top of the chart after her little monsters around the globe bought a total of 5.8 million copies of her massive album. And Gaga is extremely grateful for the achievement.
“THE FAME MONSTER was named the best-selling album of 2010!” she wrote on Twitter. “I’m so excited for the future, believe + work hard, you will achieve your dreams.”
But, Gaga wasn’t the only artist garnering big global albums sales this year. Coming in at a close second on the chart was Eminem. The rapper sold 5.7 million copies of his Recovery album. And landing in third place is Justin Bieber, whose combined sales of My World and My World 2.0 totaled 5.6 million.
Gaga’s monster year also landed her at #14 on Forbes magazine’s 2010 list of top-earning stars . The singer pulled in a whopping $62 million from music sales, concerts and other income sources.
To close out her eventful 2010, Lady Gaga will make a big announcement come this New Year’s Eve. Over the holiday weekend, she tweeted that she’d be sharing with her fans some news about her 2011 album release, Born This Way.
“Merry Christmas little monsters! I love you with all my heart,” she wrote. “My gift to you is a BORN THIS WAY announcement Midnight on NEW YEARS EVE. -MM.”