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Amazon Reveal Their Best-Selling Albums Of All Time
Amazon’s best-selling albums of all-time list has revealed that Brit artists are still as popular as ever with today’s music lover.

In the top spot on the best-selling CD list is English Rose Adele with ‘21’ which was released in 2011 and went 16x platinum. The smash included singles ‘Don’t You Remember’, ‘Rumour Has It’ and ‘Turning Tables’. Another, more recent British legend comes up closely in second place, perhaps unexpectedly however! Scottish Britain’s Got Talent contestant Susan Boyle is Amazon’s next most popular selling artist with her debut album ‘I Dreamed A Dream’, released in 2009. The original Broadway cast soundtrack of ‘Wicked’ is in third place, the popular theatre production is based on the 1995 novel ‘Wicked: The Life And Times Of The Wicked Witch Of The West.’



The best-selling MP3 albums from Amazon’s list show a clear difference between the two sets of consumers. Whereas the physical format includes some older, more iconic artists, the MP3 list includes popstars who are popular with the younger audience. In the top spot is quirky singer Lady Gaga with ‘Born This Way’, her second studio album. The release reached no. 1 in the UK and included hit singles ‘Marry The Night’ and ‘Judas’. Indie seems to be the genre of the time if the next two artists are anything to go by, Mumford & Sons’ ‘Sigh No More’ is in second place, with The Lumineers’ self-titled album in third.



Top 10 Best-Selling CDs of All Time


1. 21 – Adele


2. I Dreamed A Dream – Susan Boyle


3. Wicked (2003 Original Broadway Cast) – Stephen Schwartz


4. Raising Sand – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss


5. Sigh No More – Mumford & Sons


6. Fearless – Taylor Swift


7. Back to Black – Amy Winehouse


8. 19 – Adele


9. Taking the Long Way – Dixie Chicks


10. Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends – Coldplay



Top 10 Best-Selling MP3 Albums of All Time:


1. Born This Way – Lady Gaga


2. Sigh No More – Mumford & Sons


3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers


4. 21 – Adele


5. Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay


6. Some Nights (Explicit) – Fun


7. My Head Is An Animal – Of Monsters And Men


8. El Camino – The Black Keys


9. Speak Now – Taylor Swift


10. The Suburbs – Arcade Fire


www.amazon.co.uk



Published: 12 January 2014
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