Hip-Hop artists were responsible for the top three highest selling mastertones in 2008, accounting for nearly thirteen percent of the top 100 mastertones sold last year, the Nielsen Company’s RingScan report says.
The honor of the most purchased mastertone goes to Lil’ Wayne, whose hit single “Lollilop” was downloaded 2.36 million times, surpassing the second runner up by nearly a million sales.
That distinction went to T.I.’s “Whatever You Like,” which was purchased 1.62 million times.
Flo-Rida came in third with “Low,” which only under sold “Whatever You Like” by .02 million, despite being a year older.
Rounding out the top five were pop starlet Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl,” with 1.13 million sold and Usher’s “Love In the Club,” which sold just over a million copies.
The top 100 mastertones of ’08 sold a total of 43.8 million copies, or roughly 26 percent of all ringtones sold during the year.
That total is down from 30 percent in 2007.