Eminem's Recovery was the top-selling album of 2010, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers.
Lady Antebellum's Need You Now followed closely in second place with 3.1 million.
Taylor Swift's third album, Speak Now, which was only released in October, came in at No. 3 with 2.96 million. Swift's second album, Fearless, was the top-selling album of 2009.
Justin Bieber's My World 2.0 and Susan Boyle's The Gift followed in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Rounding out the top 10 were: Lady Gaga's The Fame (No. 6, 1.6 million); Sade's Soldier of Love (No. 7, 1.3 million); Drake's Thank Me Later (No. 8, 1.27 million); Usher's Raymond v. Raymond (No. 9, 1.18 million); and Ke$ha's Animal (No. 10, 1.14 million).