Top 20 biggest selling albums & singles of 2012 so far (UK)
According to the latest Official Charts Company sales data, Adele’s 21 is the biggest selling album of 2012 so far.
The London born singer leads an all-female Top 3 - which also includes Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events (Number 2) and Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die (2) - in the 2012 half-year report published by the British music industry’s trade body, The BPI.
Despite being released over a year ago, Adele’s second album has sold over 596,000 copies this year so far, giving it a total sales figure of 4.36 million copies to date. In May, OfficialCharts.com revealed that 21 has become the UK’s fifth biggest selling album of all time, overtaking Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon, Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms, and Michael Jackson’s equally iconic albums, Bad and Thriller.
Back to the 2012 half-year chart: Scottish singer / songwriter Emeli Sande is in second place with her debut album, Our Version Of Events, which has sold an impressive 532,000 copies since its release in February of this year. US starlet Lana Del Rey is at Number 3 with her second album, Born To Die, ringing up an impressive 482,000 since its release in January.
Ed Sheeran’s + is at Number 4, selling 448,000 copies during 2012 (over 1.2 million copies to date), while Coldplay’s fifth album, Mylo Xyloto, has sold 312,000 copies during 2012 (1.2 million copies to date).
1 21 ADELE [24th January 2011]
2 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE [13th February 2012]
3 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY [January 27th 2012]
4 + ED SHEERAN [12th September 2011]
5 MYLO XYLOTO COLDPLAY [24th October 2011]
6 WHO YOU ARE JESSIE J [28th February 2011]
7 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT DAVID GUETTA [29th August 2011]
8 DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS BRUNO MARS [17th January 2011]
9 IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW OLLY MURS [28th November 2011]
10 TALK THAT TALK RIHANNA [21th November 2011]
11 MAKING MIRRORS GOTYE [13th February 2012]
12 IN MY DREAMS MILITARY WIVES [5th March 2012]
13 STEREO TYPICAL RIZZLE KICKS [31th October 2011]
14 WRECKING BALL BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN [17th March 2012]
15 19 ADELE [2th February 2008]
16 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION [21th November 2011]
17 NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING [17th October 2011]
18 LONELY ARE THE BRAVE MAVERICK SABRE [6th February 2012]
19 SING GARY BARLOW/COMMONWEALTH BAND [28th May 2012]
20 HEAVEN REBECCA FERGUSON [4th December 2011]
According to the latest Official Charts Company sales data, Gotye FT Kimbra’s Somebody That I Used To Know is the UK’s biggest selling single of 2012 so far.
The 2012 half-year report published by the British music industry’s trade body, The BPI, reveals that the track has sold an impressive 1.1 million copies to date. Somebody That I Used To Know steadily climbed up the Official Singles Chart since its worldwide release last summer, knocking David Guetta FT’s Sia’s Titanium off the top of the chart on February 12 of this year. It spent five non-consecutive weeks at Number 1.
Another former Number 1 single, Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen, is in second place with sales of nearly 850,000, while David Guetta FT Sia’s Titanium is at Number 3 with sales of over 791,000.
Nicki Minaj’s Starships is at Number 4 with sales of 678,000, while Fun. FT Janelle Monae’s We Are Young is at Number 5 with sales of over 672,000 copies.
US rapper Flo Rida has the lion’s share of tracks in the Top 20 biggest selling singles of 2012 so far with three tracks – Wild Ones (7), Good Feeling (16) and Whistle (20) – while Sia, Rita Ora, Nicki Minaj and David Guetta all feature on two tracks each.
01 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW GOTYE FT KIMBRA
02 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN
03 TITANIUM DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
04 STARSHIPS NICKI MINAJ
05 WE ARE YOUNG FUN FT JANELLE MONAE
06 DOMINO JESSIE J
07 WILD ONES FLO RIDA FT SIA
08 NEXT TO ME EMELI SANDE
09 MAMA DO THE HUMP RIZZLE KICKS
10 HOT RIGHT NOW DJ FRESH FT RITA ORA
11 TOO CLOSE ALEX CLARE
12 TURN ME ON DAVID GUETTA FT NICKI MINAJ
13 STRONGER (WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU) KELLY CLARKSON
14 SHE DOESN'T MIND SEAN PAUL
15 SEXY AND I KNOW IT LMFAO
16 GOOD FEELING FLO RIDA
17 YOUNG TULISA
18 R.I.P. RITA ORA FT TINIE TEMPAH
19 DRIVE BY TRAIN
20 WHISTLE FLO RIDA
If Adele performes in the Olypmics ceremony, it will stay the best selling album of 2012 in the UK
The James Bond theme and her Baby can just make it even bigger
Demi Lovato - Ashley Tisdale - Miley Cyrus - Selena Gomez - Gaga - Katy Perry - Bey - Riri - Tamar Kaprelian - Glee Cast - Idina Menzel - Avril Lavigne - Kelly Clarkson - Taylor - Carrie - Leona - Jojo - Victoria Justice - Mariah Carey - Britney.
Barcelona - Sam Tsui - David Cook - Bruno Mars - Greyson Chance - James Durbin.