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Adele's 21 named Amazon's best-selling CD album of all time

Another accolade for UK superstar

 

Adele's 21 named Amazon's best-selling CD album of all time

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Adele's hugely successful 2011 album 21 has been named as Amazon's biggest selling CD album of all time, it as has been revealed. 

The singer's second record, which featured hits 'Someone Like You' and 'Rolling In the Deep', has sold over 26.4 million copies worldwide.

Britain's Got Talent alum Susan Boyle's 2009 debut album 'I Dreamed A Dream' was named as the second biggest seller, followed by the Broadway cast recording of musical Wicked, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' collaborative effort Raising Sand.

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga's Born This Way has been named as the website's biggest selling MP3 album of all time, with Mumford & Sons' debut Sigh No More and The Lumineers' self titled record following close behind.

Carly Rae Jepsen's catchy hit 'Call Me Maybe' is the MP3 to shift the most copies ever, with tracks from Gotye, The Black Eyed Peas, Fun., and Psy also featuring in the list.

As for 2013, Daft Punk's Random Access Memories has been named as the top bestseller, followed by Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience and Michael Buble's To Be Loved.

Unsurprisingly, 'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke bagged the biggest selling track of the year accolade, followed by Katy Perry's 'Roar' and Lorde's 'Royals'. Check out the lists in full below.

 

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



Top 10 Best-Selling MP3 Songs of All Time:

1. “Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen
2. “Somebody That I Used To Know [feat. Kimbra]” – Gotye
3. “We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)” – Fun.
4. “I Gotta Feeling” – The Black Eyed Peas
5. “Rolling In The Deep” – Adele
6. “Gangam Style” – Psy
7. “Dynamite” – Taio Cruz
8. “Where We Came From” – Phillip Phillips
9. “Hey Ho” – The Lumineers
10. “Some Nights” – Fun.



Top 10 Best-Selling CDS of 2013

1. Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
2. The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake
3. To Be Loved – Michael Bublé
4. All That Echoes – Josh Groban
5. The Next Day [Deluxe Edition] – David Bowie
6. Passione [Deluxe Edition] – Andrea Bocelli
7. Old Yellow Moon – Emmylou Harris
8. Based On A True Story… – Blake Shelton
9. People, Hell & Angels – Jimi Hendrix
10. Modern Vampires of the City – Vampire Weekend



Top 10 Best-Selling MP3 Albums of 2013

1. Heartthrob – Tegan and Sara
2. Modern Vampires of the City – Vampire Weekend
3. Big Mozart Box – Various artists
4. The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake
5. 100 Must-Have Movie Classics, Vol. 2 – Various artists
6. The Marshall Mathers LP2 (Deluxe) – Eminem
7. Trouble Will Find Me – The National
8. Based on a True Story... – Blake Shelton
9. Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
10. Native – OneRepublic



Top 10 Best-Selling MP3 Songs of 2013

1. “Blurred Lines [feat. T.I., Pharrell]” – Robin Thicke
2. “Roar” – Katy Perry
3. “Royals” – Lorde
4. “Get Lucky” – Daft Punk
5. “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” – Fall Out Boy
6. “Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker
7. “Wake Me Up” – Avicii
8. “Mirrors” – Justin Timberlake
9. “Cruise (Remix)” – Florida Georgia Line
10. “Come & Get It” – Selena Gomez

Below: The making of an icon - how Adele has changed from 2008 to 2013:

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