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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:

  1. Adele, 21 - 4,817,000 copies sold
  2. Lady Gaga, Born This Way - 1,973,000
  3. Lil Wayne, Tha Carter IV - 1,776,000
  4. Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party - 1,389,000
  5. Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More - 1,328,000
  6. Jay-Z/Kanye West, Watch The Throne - 1,124,000
  7. Michael Buble, Christmas - 1,038,000
  8. Beyonce, 4 - 956,000
  9. Lady Antebellum, Own The Night - 908,000
  10. Katy Perry - Teenage Dream - 907,000

Here are the Global Album sales for this past week:

2 / 2
week 6
Michael Bublé - Christmas
Reprise - 616.000 - 2 weeks at No.1 -
Largest Sales Increase
4 / 3
week 45
Adele - 21 6
XL Recordings - 395.000
1 / -
week 2
Rihanna - Talk That Talk
Def Jam - 282.000
 
Perfume - JPN
Tokuma Records Japan - 227.000
8 / 6
week 5
Justin Bieber - Under The Mistletoe
Def Jam / Island - 204.000
 
7 / 5
week 7
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
Parlophone / Capitol - 190.000
 
3 / -
week 2
Nickelback - Here And Now
Roadrunner - 184.000
 
Olly Murs - In Case You Didn't Know
Epic - 151.000
6 / 1
week 3
Drake - Take Care
Cash Money - 119.000
 
11 / -
week 2
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.

Snoop Dogg And Wiz Khalifa,

50 Cent

Goldfrapp

Young Jeezy

Nicki Minaj

Aerosmith,  Justin Bieber, Dr. Dre, and whoever else you think may come out with something next year.

 

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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sorry? is this about vinyl sales or album sales in general?

Oh and before anyone (if anyone) starts, what the hell is this? Will we have to be subjugated to endless Gaga music for the rest of our life just because her videos are wierd? Her latest songs are horrible, but I think she still is a top seller because of the strange videos.

 

Don't judge me! I saw it while embedding the Winehouse ladies song.



kowenicki said:
sorry? is this about vinyl sales or album sales in general?


This is about whatever you want to put into it. If you want to predict the top selling cassette tape this year (they are still out there!) you can. Then if someone wants to say that you are totally wrong, then they may do that as well.

But lets use the term "album" as the all around term for everything. Cassettes, CD, Vinyl, etc.



Nice list.

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Mad55 said:
Nice list.


Any predictions or did you just copy and paste from my top cheats thread? :P



Well, I think that Adele will continue "slaying" album sales.
On the singles front, I think that Rihanna will be the winner since some songs of her last album have big potential to sell well, yet, her album won't.

Wappy said:
Well, I think that Adele will continue "slaying" album sales.
On the singles front, I think that Rihanna will be the winner since some songs of her last album have big potential to sell well, yet, her album won't.


This recent album of hers was not very good I did not think, but the one with the controversial music video was pretty "POP".



spurgeonryan said:
Wappy said:
Well, I think that Adele will continue "slaying" album sales.
On the singles front, I think that Rihanna will be the winner since some songs of her last album have big potential to sell well, yet, her album won't.


This recent album of hers was not very good I did not think, but the one with the controversial music video was pretty "POP".


I also think the same. For me, Rated R is her best album, where the songs actually mean something rather than sex and more sex. I don't know, but as a fan of her, I wish she would take a break, just as she did before Rated R was released. 



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2011 will show an increase in overall sales, first time since 2004. In September total sales were up 7,2%.
I remember reading in Billboard a couple a weeks ago some decrease, but still up, 4% ??

Vynil continues to grow up, but still less than 1% market share.