Kings Of Leon Have Best Selling Digital Album Ever
As UK digital album sales top 50 million...
Kings Of Leon’s album Only By The Night, which features the global smash Sex On Fire, has been named the top selling digital album in the UK.
According to official figures, the album has been downloaded 276,000 times since its release in 2008, just ahead of Lady GaGa’s The Fame with 261,000 downloads.
A spokesperson for the Official Charts Company said we still have a long way to go before downloads overtake CDs “which still account for four of every five albums sold” but predicted a huge surge in legal downloads.
“With Kings Of Leon leading the way in the all-time list – Only By The Night becoming the first album to sell more than quarter of a million copies – it won’t be long before we see the first half-million-selling digital album,” he said.
It looks like Mumford & Sons could be the act to hit that; their album Sigh No More is the biggest selling digital album in the UK so far this year.
New figures from the BPI and Official Charts Company show that digital album sales have just surpassed the 50 million mark and the 500 millionth single download was bought in the UK last week.