Rapper 50 CENT is leading the mid-year album sales charts in America after selling almost twice as many copies of his THE MASSACRE disc as second placed Mariah Carey's The Emancipation Of Mimi.

The Candy Shop rapper's sales in 2005 have topped the 4 million mark, while Mariah comes in second with 2.3 million sales.

Eminem and The Game also feature in the top 10, while British act Coldplay are the only non-American act in the top 15.

The top 10 is:

1. THE MASSACRE - 50 CENT

2. THE EMANCIPATION OF MIMI - MARIAH CAREY

3. DOCUMENTARY - THE GAME

4. AMERICAN IDIOT - GREEN DAY

5. BREAKAWAY - KELLY CLARKSON

6. LOVE ANGEL MUSIC BABY - GWEN STEFANI

7. X+Y - COLDPLAY

8. HOT FUSS - THE KILLERS

9. NOW 18 - VARIOUS

10. ENCORE - EMINEM.

08/07/2005 11:55