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It's pretty much guaranteed that Adele will have the best selling album of 2012. I think she'll be the first artist to have the same album as the top seller two years in a row.

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Thanks for updating guiduc, I forgot all about it. Great sales for Adele as always, and surprisingly stable sales for Lana Del Ray. Also, it's weird how these Japanese acts appear which huge sales and then disappear of the charts the following week...

Oh, and Madonnas new album is out in a few weeks. Any predictions about 1st week sales?

"Adele is one of the very few female singers I just don't like. Similar to Taylor Swift, I find her boring. I don't see what is appealing about the music she performs."

Better her then more silly stuff from Lady Gaga.

Wow! Good job FT Island for debuting at #12. ^_^

Carl is a Piplup hater and deserves to be punished eternally.

Apart from her being a fellow Brit and keeping our worldwide music tradition alive, I don't like Adele's music, it's so dull and tedious

But check out a track from my son's band below this post :P

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GOTYE!!! I'm so in love with this tune I'm just so happy it's the top selling tracks for 3 weeks in a row!

Adele breaks through the 20 million milestone.

1 / 2
week 61
Adele - 21 10
XL Recordings - 247.000 - 38 weeks at No.1
 
Soundtrack - The Hunger Games: Songs From District
Mercury / Universal Republic - 194.000 - Hot Shot Debut
4 / -
week 2
Les Enfoirés - Le Bal Des Enfoirés
RCA Music Group France - 123.000
 
3 / 1
week 3
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
Columbia - 118.000
 
Acid Black Cherry - 2012
Avex Trax Japan - 118.000
The Shins - Port Of Morrow
Aural Apothecary / Columbia - 106.000
2 / 32
week 16
One Direction - Up All Night
Syco Music - 106.000
 
Ayumi Hamasaki - Party Queen
Avex Trax Japan - 98.000
Unheilig - Lichter Der Stadt
Vertigo Berlin / Universal Germany - 76.000
7 / 6
week 8
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
Stranger / Interscope - 72.000
 
17 / 26
week 30
David Guetta - Nothing But The Beat
EMI Music - 57.000 -
Largest Sales Increase
Shinee - Sherlock
SM Entertainment South Korea - 57.000
6 / 4
week 7
Whitney Houston - The Greatest Hits 4
RCA - 54.000
 
9 / 13
week 15
Gotye - Making Mirrors
Universal Music Australia - 52.000
 
12 / 3
week 23
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto 2
Parlophone / Capitol - 48.000
 
Odd Future - The OF Tape Vol.2
Red / Columbia - 46.000
18 / 18
week 40
LMFAO - Sorry For Party Rocking
Interscope - 43.000
 
11 / 15
week 75
Adele - 19 2
XL Recordings - 42.000
 
M.Pokora - Á La Poursuite Du Bonheur
EMI France - 42.000
8 / 17
week 6
Emeli Sande - Our Version Of Events
Virgin - 39.000
 
22 / 21
week 16
Black Keys - El Camino
Nonesuch - 36.000
 
Melanie Fiona - The MF Life
SRC / Universal Republic - 35.000
25 / 23
week 18
Rihanna - Talk That Talk
Def Jam - 35.000
 
15 / 9
week 3
Katie Melua - Secret Symphony
Dramatico - 33.000
 
Lionel Richie - Tuskegee
Mercury - 33.000
27 / 31
week 69
Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans 2
Elektra / Warner Bros. - 32.000
 
24 / 19
week 8
Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
Columbia - 32.000
 
Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks
Island - 31.000
Esperanza Spalding - Radio Music Society
Concord - 31.000
Team H - Lounge H The First Impression
Pony Canyon Japan - 30.000
AAA - Another Side Of #AAABest
Avex Trax Japan - 29.000
16 / -
week 2
Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
Polydor - 27.000
 
26 / 16
week 6
Whitney Houston - Ultimate Collection
RCA - 27.000
 
31 / 34
week 21
Florence & The Machine - Ceremonials
Universal Republic / Island - 27.000
 
36 / -
week 4
Fun. - Some Nights
Fueled By Ramen - 26.000
19 / 7
week 4
Ikimonogakari - Newtral
Epic Japan - 26.000
 
23 / 25
week 27
Ed Sheeran - Plus
Asylum - 25.000
 
10 / 12
week 3
Military Wives - In My Dreams
Decca - 24.000
 
33 / 40
week 19
Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
RCA - 24.000
 
- / -
week 10
Skrillex - Bangarang
Big Beat / Atlantic - 23.000


Album Chart
week 15 / 2012 - April 14
the top-selling albums according to global
sales figures and national album charts
issue date: April 5, 2012
copyright (C) 2012 - all rights reserved

 

Madonna - Mdna
Interscope - 740.000 - 1 week at No.1 - Hot Shot Debut
Kis-My-Ft2 - Kis-My-1st
Avex Trax Japan - 254.000
1 / 1
week 62
Adele - 21 10
XL Recordings - 228.000
 
25 / -
week 2
Lionel Richie - Tuskegee
Mercury - 217.000 - 
Largest Sales Increase
Shinedown - Amaryllis
Atlantic - 124.000
7 / 2
week 17
One Direction - Up All Night
Syco Music - 91.000
 
4 / 3
week 4
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
Columbia - 90.000
 
2 / -
week 2
Soundtrack - The Hunger Games: Songs From District
Mercury / Universal Republic - 78.000
 
- / -
week 63
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream 2
Capitol - 69.000
- / -
week 3
Big Bang - Alive
YG Entertainment South Korea / Avex Trax Japan - 65.000
10 / 7
week 9
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
Stranger / Interscope - 59.000
 
Porno Graffitti - Panorama Porno
Sony Music Entertainment Japan - 57.000
CN Blue - Ear Fun
F&C Music South Korea / AI Records Japan - 56.000
14 / 9
week 16
Gotye - Making Mirrors
Universal Music Australia - 54.000
11 / 17
week 31
David Guetta - Nothing But The Beat 
EMI Music - 53.000
 
12 / -
week 2
Shinee - Sherlock
SM Entertainment South Korea - 51.000
 
3 / 4
week 3
Les Enfoirés - Le Bal Des Enfoirés
RCA Music Group France - 49.000
 
9 / -
week 2
Unheilig - Lichter Der Stadt
Vertigo Berlin / Universal Germany - 49.000
 
Silbermond - Himmel Auf
Columbia Germany - 44.000
15 / 12
week 24
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto 2
Parlophone / Capitol - 44.000
 
13 / 6
week 8
Whitney Houston - The Greatest Hits 4
RCA - 43.000
 
17 / 18
week 41
LMFAO - Sorry For Party Rocking 
Interscope - 43.000
 
Iron Maiden - En Vivo! Live At Estadio Nacional, Santiago
VEMI - 40.000
6 / -
week 2
The Shins - Port Of Morrow
Aural Apothecary / Columbia - 40.000
 
18 / 11
week 76
Adele - 19 2
XL Recordings - 39.000
 
Mars Volta - Noctourniquet
Warner Bros. - 37.000
The Used - Vulnerable
Hopeless - 35.000
23 / 25
week 19
Rihanna - Talk That Talk 
Def Jam - 34.000
 
20 / 8
week 7
Emeli Sande - Our Version Of Events
Virgin - 33.000
 
21 / 22
week 17
Black Keys - El Camino
Nonesuch - 31.000
 
26 / 27
week 70
Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans 2
Elektra / Warner Bros. - 29.000
 
Meshuggah - Koloss
Nuclear Blast - 28.000
27 / 24
week 9
Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
Columbia - 27.000
 
24 / 15
week 4
Katie Melua - Secret Symphony
Dramatico - 26.000
 
34 / 31
week 22
Florence & The Machine - Ceremonials
Universal Republic / Island - 26.000
 
37 / 23
week 28
Ed Sheeran - Plus
Asylum - 26.000
- / -
week 7
Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines
Capitol Nashville - 26.000
All-American Rejects - Kids in The Street
Interscope - 25.000
Madonna - True Blue 11
Sire - 25.000
Madonna - Like A Virgin 10
Sire - 25.000

albums with sales gains this week     albums with global sales of 2 million copies

with additional 2 million copies indicated by a numeral following the symbol




Adele deserves all the fame...

haven't heard to Madonna's album yet but chances are , t will have a sharp drop following weeks, much like Rihanna

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dark_gh0st_b0y said:
Adele deserves all the fame...

haven't heard to Madonna's album yet but chances are , t will have a sharp drop following weeks, much like Rihanna


Yeah, next week Adele's 21 will sell ~250k, whereas, Madonna may fall as low as ~180k perhaps. MDNA sold 359k in the US in its first week, and next week it is expected to sell only 40k, representing a 90% decline... Disastrous!