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Warner's Hit Machine


Bronfman has overseen a range of top sellers as CEO of Warner Music Group??lbeit in a rapidly shrinking market

?? Since its 2004 release, Green Day's American Idiot has sold more than an estimated 12 million copies around the world.

?? With 3.7 million albums sold, Josh Groban's No??l was the biggest seller of 2007. In 2000, it wouldn't have cracked the top 10.

?? Despite selling just more than 2 million units, Kid Rock's Rock n Roll Jesus was the fourth best-selling album of 2008.

?? At 1.5 million units sold in 2008, T.I.'s Paper Trail was the year's eighth biggest hit.

?? Linkin Park's 2007 Minutes to Midnight sold 625,000 copies in its first week. Its previous album sold 810,000 in its debut week.

?? A Bronfman discovery, James Blunt had the U.K.'s best-selling album of the decade with Back to Bedlam.

?? Eminem's Recovery, released last month, sold 741,000 units its first week. It's on course to be one of the year's top sellers.

?? AC/DC's Black Ice sold more than 780,000 units in its first week in 2008. It even beat High School Musical 3.

Data: Nielsen Soundscan; Billboard; Bloomberg News


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