Adele's '25' Is The Best Selling Album Of 2016
It wasn't even released this year...
Despite a release late last year, Adele has bagged herself the biggest selling album of 2016 with 25. Outselling the likes of Coldplay, David Bowie and Justin Bieber, the Official Charts Company confirmed today that the singer has topped the lot for the second year in a row.
When sales and streams are combined 25, Adele's third studio album, totalled 753,000 combined sales in the past 12 months, 95% of which were physical and digital purchases alone.
The 'Hello' megastar, who may or may not have gotten married on Christmas Day, only released 25 to streaming services in June but still discounting those figures, the album has passed the 3 million sales mark, one of only 26 albums in chart history to do so.
It's also never left the Official Albums Chart Top 40 since its release in November 2015.
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Elswhere in the list, Coldplay came a not-so-close second with just over 512,000 combined sales of A Head Full Of Dreams, while Michael Ball and Alfie Boe's Together (ask your mum) takes the bronze with just under 512,000 combined sales too.
In fact, Together was the biggest selling album in 2016, despite being released around the same time as new albums from Lady Gaga, Robbie Williams and Emeli Sande!
Official UK Albums Chart Of 2016 Top 10:
1. Adele - 25
2. Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams
3. Michael Ball & Alfie Boe - Together
4. Justin Bieber - Purpose
5. Elvis Presley - The Wonder Of You
6. David Bowie - Blackstar
7. Little Mix - Glory Days
8. Drake - Views
9. Jess Glynne - I Cry When I Laugh
10. David Bowie - Best Of Bowie
Chart information © 2016 Official Charts Company.
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