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Justin Timberlake, Macklemore Have Top Selling Album & Song of 2013 So Far

Image courtesy of RCA Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of RCA Records (via ABC News Radio)

Since we've now reached the half-way point of 2013, Billboard has decided to take stock of which artists are leading the sales charge for the year.   So far, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are out in front.

Justin's long-awaited new album The 20/20 Experience is the year's best-selling album so far, having moved two million copies.  What's more, The 20/20 Experience is the only album so far this year that's sold more than a million copies.  The runner-up is Bruno Mars ' Unorthodox Jukebox , which has moved 985,000.  Mumford & Sons' Babel is next, with 884,000 copies.

The facts that The 20/20 Experience is the only album that's sold a million so far isn't great news for the music industry, however.  That makes this the second straight year in SoundScan history -- that's 22 years -- where only one album has sold a million or more six months in.  Last year at this time, Adele 's 21 was the only million-plus seller.

As for Macklemore & Lewis, their #1 hit "Thrift Shop" is the year's biggest digital song, having sold 5.6 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The 10 top-selling songs of 2013 so far are:

1.  Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (ft. Wanz) -- "Thrift Shop," 5.6 million
2.  Pink (ft. Nate Ruess) -- "Just Give Me a Reason" 3,5 million
3.  Bruno Mars -- "When I Was Your Man," 3.4 million
4.  Rihanna (ft. Mikky Ekko) -- "Stay," 3.3 million
5.  Imagine Dragons -- "Radioactive," 3.2 million
6.  Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (ft. Ray Dalton) -- "Can't Hold Us," 3.12 million
7.  Florida Georgia Line -- "Cruise," 3.11 million
8.  Justin Timberlake (ft. Jay-Z) -- "Suit & Tie," 2.6 million
9.   Taylor Swift -- "I Knew You Were Trouble," 2.45 million
10. Robin Thicke (ft. Pharrell & T.I.) -- "Blurred Lines," 2.4 million

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