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Top-Selling Cover Girls (and Boys) of the Year

Sandy, Angie, Gaga made mags fly off the stands

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Lucia Moses is Senior Editor (Data & Publishing) for Adweek.

How do you sell a ton of magazines on the newsstand? Try putting Sandra Bullock on the cover. Lady Gaga boosted individual titles’ sales, but Bullock was the overall big seller, as stories on her new baby and romantic betrayal helped push unit sales over 7 million. Dr. Oz and Angelina Jolie followed in the second and third spots.

Sandra Bullock1

Featured magazine: People
Issue date: April 30, 2010
Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 7.4 million
 

Dr. Oz2

Featured magazine: Woman's World
Issue date: November 22, 2010
Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 7 million
 

Angelina Jolie3

Featured magazine: Vanity Fair
Issue date: July 6, 2010
Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 5 million

 

Bachelor Jake4

Featured magazine: Us
Issue date: February 5, 2010
Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 3.6 million

 

Royal Wedding5

Featured magazine: Life & Style
Issue date: July 5, 2010
Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 3.2 million

 

Lady Gaga6

Featured magazine: Cosmopolitan
Issue date: March 9, 2010
Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 2.8 million

 

Teen Mom7

Featured magazine: OK
Issue date: September 30, 2010
Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 2.75 million

 

Kardashians8

Featured magazine: In Touch
Issue date: February 22, 2010
Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 2.7 million

 

Jennifer Aniston9

Featured magazine: Bazaar
Issue date: August 17, 2010
Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 2.6 million

 

Twlight Series10

Featured magazine: Men's Health
Issue date: June 29, 2010
Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 2.4 million
 

 

Source: Magazine Information Network