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

Sandy, Angie, Gaga made mags fly off the stands

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.

  1. Sandra Bullock

    Featured magazine: People

    Issue date: April 30, 2010

    Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 7.4 million

     

  2. Dr. Oz

    Featured magazine: Woman's World

    Issue date: November 22, 2010

    Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 7 million

     

  3. Angelina Jolie

    Featured magazine: Vanity Fair

    Issue date: July 6, 2010

    Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 5 million

     

  4. Bachelor Jake

    Featured magazine: Us

    Issue date: February 5, 2010

    Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 3.6 million

     

  5. Royal Wedding

    Featured magazine: Life & Style

    Issue date: July 5, 2010

    Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 3.2 million

     

  6. Lady Gaga

    Featured magazine: Cosmopolitan

    Issue date: March 9, 2010

    Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 2.8 million

     

  7. Teen Mom

    Featured magazine: OK

    Issue date: September 30, 2010

    Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 2.75 million

     

  8. Kardashians

    Featured magazine: In Touch

    Issue date: February 22, 2010

    Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 2.7 million

     

  9. Jennifer Aniston

    Featured magazine: Bazaar

    Issue date: August 17, 2010

    Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 2.6 million

     

  10. Twlight Series

    Featured magazine: Men's Health

    Issue date: June 29, 2010

    Total unit sales (all magazine titles): 2.4 million

     

 

Source: Magazine Information Network