UK Best Selling Album and Singles 2011 – The numbers are out! Adele leads both Albums and Singles charts

It is already published the best selling albums and singles in UK during 2011.

Not a big surprise to anyone that Adele leads both Albums and Singles charts. Comparing the music sold in UK during 2011 to the music sold in US one verifies that Katy Perry (that was US Top 3) is out of the UK Top 20 Best Seller.

 

Albums

Adele’s ‘21’ is the biggest selling album of 2011 by far ending the year with nearly 3.8m copies sold – more than double the 1.8m sales achieved by 2010’s top album, Take That’s ‘Progress’. ‘21’ became the highest-selling album of the 21st Century in December jus 10 months after its initial release, achieving more sales in a single calendar year than any other album in British chart history.

Adele, Rihanna and Michael Buble were able to put 2 different albums on the Top 20 Best Selling Albums of 2011 in UK. Michael Buble also had #02 best selling album.

UK Top 20 Albums Of 2011

01 21 – ADELE 3,772,000
02 CHRISTMAS – MICHAEL BUBLE 1,292,000
03 DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS – BRUNO MARS 1,214,420
04 19 – ADELE 1,210,410
05 MYLO XYLOTO – COLDPLAY 907,000
06 LOUD – RIHANNA 876,000
07 BORN THIS WAY – LADY GAGA 821,000
08 WHO YOU ARE – JESSIE J 805,000
09 + – ED SHEERAN 791,000
10 TALK THAT TALK – RIHANNA 655,000
11 LIONESS: HIDDEN TREASURES – AMY WINEHOUSE 638,000
12 IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW – OLLY MURS 597,000
13 THE LADY KILLER – CEE LO GREEN 560,000
14 NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS – NOEL GALLAGHER 492,000
15 PROGRESS – TAKE THAT 484,000
16 UP ALL NIGHT – ONE DIRECTION 468,000
17 NO MORE IDOLS – CHASE & STATUS 461,000
18 4 – BEYONCE 451,000
19 GREATEST HITS – WESTLIFE 423,000
20 CRAZY LOVE – MICHAEL BUBLE 410,000

Singles

Over the past seven years, the singles market has been redefined and re-energised by the explosion of legitimate downloads. Since 2004, sales of singles have increased by more than five times, from 32m in 2004 to a record 177.9 million in 2011. The vast majority (99.3%) were sold as digital tracks and bundles. 1.1m CD singles were sold in 2011, representing just 0.6% of the total. All of the top 20 best-selling singles of 2011 sold more than 500,000 copies apiece.

One can’t forget that Downloads cost 0,39£ to 0,79£ while CD-singles from 1,99£ to 6,99£.

Adele, Rihanna and Bruno Mars put 2 singles in the TOP 20 Best Sellers of the Year. Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera got the #02 position.

UK Top 20 Singles Of 2011


01 SOMEONE LIKE YOU – ADELE 1,242,000
02 MOVES LIKE JAGGER – MAROON 5 FT CHRISTINA AGUILERA 1,043,000
03 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM – LMFAO FT LAUREN BENNETT AND GOONROCK 995,000
04 PRICE TAG – JESSIE J FT BOB 981,000
05 WE FOUND LOVE – RIHANNA FT CALVIN HARRIS 902,000
06 GIVE ME EVERYTHING – PITBULL FT NE-YO, AFROJACK AND NAYER 866,000
07 GRENADE – BRUNO MARS 852,000
08 THE A TEAM – ED SHEERAN 801,000
09 ROLLING IN THE DEEP – ADELE 798,000
10 ON THE FLOOR – JENNIFER LOPEZ FT PITBULL 784,000
11 JAR OF HEARTS – CHRISTINA PERRI 669,000
12 S&M – RIHANNA FT BRITNEY SPEARS 643,000
13 WHEREVER YOU ARE – MILITARY WIVES AND GARETH MALONE 631,000
14 BORN THIS WAY – LADY GAGA 625,000
15 THE LAZY SONG – BRUNO MARS 618,000
16 BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE – CHRIS BROWN FT BENNY BENASSI 588,000
17 CHANGED THE WAY YOU KISS ME – EXAMPLE 582,000
18 I NEED A DOLLAR – ALOE BLACC 576,000
19 SWEAT – SNOOP DOGG 558,000
20 WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL – ONE DIRECTION 540,000

As in:

http://www.theofficialcharts.com/chart-news/the-top-20-biggest-selling-albums-of-2011-revealed/

http://www.theofficialcharts.com/chart-news/the-top-20-biggest-selling-singles-of-2011-revealed/

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