With Christmas coming we all know that even though CD sales are on a downward spiral, they still become very strong at this time of year. So will any albums coming out in the next few weeks or this past year be able to overtake Adele by January 1st, 2012?
With Album sales so low right now, will she overtake next year as well? Adele did have her album titled "19" in the top ten for a while this year, and since she has had surgery she says that she may not have another album for years.
Based on Nielsen SoundScan, here are the top-selling albums of 2011:
- Adele, 21 - 4,817,000 copies sold
- Lady Gaga, Born This Way - 1,973,000
- Lil Wayne, Tha Carter IV - 1,776,000
- Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party - 1,389,000
- Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More - 1,328,000
- Jay-Z/Kanye West, Watch The Throne - 1,124,000
- Michael Buble, Christmas - 1,038,000
- Beyonce, 4 - 956,000
- Lady Antebellum, Own The Night - 908,000
- Katy Perry - Teenage Dream - 907,000
|2 / 2
| Michael Bublé - Christmas
Reprise - 616.000 - 2 weeks at No.1 - Largest Sales Increase
|4 / 3
|Adele - 21 6
XL Recordings - 395.000
|1 / -
| Rihanna - Talk That Talk
Def Jam - 282.000
|Perfume - JPN
Tokuma Records Japan - 227.000
|8 / 6
|Justin Bieber - Under The Mistletoe
Def Jam / Island - 204.000
|7 / 5
|Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
Parlophone / Capitol - 190.000
|3 / -
|Nickelback - Here And Now
Roadrunner - 184.000
|Olly Murs - In Case You Didn't Know
Epic - 151.000
|6 / 1
|Drake - Take Care
Cash Money - 119.000
|11 / -
| One Direction - Up All Night
Syco Music - 113.000
Here we have global year long sales:
UWC - YTD Sales
01 - 4,638,000 - 21 - Adele
02 - 1,724,000 - DOO-WOPS AND HOOLIGANS - Bruno Mars
03 - 1,675,000 - LOUD - Rihanna
04 - 1,143,000 - SIGH NO MORE - Mumford & Sons
05 - 1,065,000 - GREATEST HITS…SO FAR - Pink
06 - 978,000 - MY WORLD 2.0 - Justin Bieber
07 - 886,000 - THE BEGINNING - Black Eyed Peas
08 - 858,000 - TEENAGE DREAM - Katy Perry
09 - 843,000 - 19 - Adele
10 - 840,000 - GOODBYE LULLABY - Avril Lavigne
Best Selling Itune songs of 2011:
The biggest-selling iTunes singles of 2011 in the UK were as follows:
1. LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – 'Party Rock Anthem'
2. Adele – 'Someone Like You'
3. Maroon 5 – 'Moves Like Jagger'
4. Jessie J feat B.o.B – 'Price Tag'
5. Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo – 'Give Me Everything'
6. Bruno Mars – 'Grenade'
7. Adele – 'Rolling In The Deep'
8. Jennifer Lopez – 'On The Floor'
9. Drake – 'What's My Name?'
10. Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – 'We Found Love'
So who is it going to be? Remember for this year and next we have quite a few albums coming out.
Lastly, here is a tribute to Amy Winehouse. I did not care for her music, but thought it should be added.
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