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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
40 Top Selling UK Albums of All Time
The Official Charts Company have compiled the ultimate list of top selling albums in the UK. The top 40 list was put together for the BBC.
‘Queen’s Greatest Hits‘ tops the list with 5.8 million albums shifted. The 1981 compilation features hits such as ‘Another One Bites The Dust‘ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ . The Beatles‘ ‘Sgt Pepper‘ and ABBA’s compilation album ‘Gold‘ came in second and third place, with sales of 5 million and 4.9 million respectively.
The complete rundown of the top 40 Albums was presented by BBC Radio 2 DJ Tony Blackburn.
Commenting on the chart, Blackburn said: “This chart is a real mixed bag. I think listeners will be quite surprised. There are artists in there you would expect to see in a countdown of this nature but not necessarily at the positions that they are.”
Adele’s ‘21‘ comes in at sixth position with 14 of the chart’s best-selling discs originating from the 2000′s and popular bands such as Kings of Leon , Keane, Coldplay, Travis as well as veterans Madonna and Fleetwood Mac making the cut. The only bands that landed two entries in the top 4O were Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Coldplay and Queen.
US artists placed 9 albums while the UK are responsible for 23 in the list.
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