Susan Boyle put up a strong challenge, but Taylor Swift ended 2009 with the year's best-selling album in the US.
Nielsen SoundScan, which tracks album sales, says Taylor's Fearless sold 3.2 million copies last year. It was released in late 2008.
SuBo's I Dreamed a Dream sold 3.1 million copies, despite only coming out in late November.
Michael Jackson's Number Ones was No 3 with 2.3 million sold.
The Fame by Lady Gaga was No 4 with 2.2 million copies and Andrea Bocelli's My Christmas also sold about 2.2 million copies to come in at No 5.
Jackson was the year's top-selling artist, selling 8.2 million records to Swift's 4.6 million.
Music sales overall were up 2.1 per cent from 2008, but album sales continued their decline, down 12.7 per cent.