Well there's a surprise..


The news that we’re about to tell you will probably come as no surprise, but One Direction’s album Up All Night and Adele’s second album 21 are among the biggest selling albums of 2012.

Adele top album

Adele’s 21, although it was released in January 2011 in the UK (and February 2011 in the US), came top on the list, shifting 3.67 million copies.

One Direction came third on the list, with just under a million copies of Up All Night being sold.

According to Neilsen SoundScan, these are the top ten selling albums of 2012 so far. (By the way, it’s in millions)

1. Adele – '21' (3.67)
2. Lionel Richie – 'Tuskegee' (0.91)
3. One Direction – 'Up All Night' (0.90)
4. Whitney Houston, - The Greatest Hits' (0.82)
5. Various Artists – 'Now 41' (0.71)
6. Carrie Underwood - 'Blown Away' (0.60)
7. Luke Bryan, -'Tailgates & Tanlines' (0.58)
8. Nicki Minaj - 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' (0.56)
9. Drake - 'Take Care '(0.55)
10. Adele -'19' (0.54)

One Direction top album

The top selling digital songs of the year (in millions) are..

1. Gotye Feat. Kimbra – 'Somebody That I Used to Know' (5.50)
2. fun. featuring Janelle Monae – 'We Are Young' (5.09)
3. Carly Rae Jepsen – 'Call Me Maybe' (4.06)
4. Kelly Clarkson – 'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)' (3.32)
5. Nicki Minaj – 'Starships' (3.16)
6. Maroon 5 Feat. Wiz Khalifa - Payphone' (3.08)
7. The Wanted – 'Glad You Came '(2.892)
8. One Direction –'What Makes You Beautiful' (2.885)
9. Flo Rida featuring Sia – 'Wild Ones' (2.79)
10. Justin Bieber – 'Boyfriend' (2.60)

Ain't it great to see One Direction and The Wanted in the top selling digital songs? And even the fondue loving Justin Bieber made it in there.

GOOD TIMES. 

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