Adele, Ed Sheeran dominate the UK’s biggest selling albums of the 2010s

Ed Sheeran (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever)

Ed Sheeran (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever)

Adele and Ed Sheeran are the two names unsurprisingly dominating the list of the UK’s biggest selling albums of the 2010s which the Official Charts Company has released today.

According to the OCC, Adele’s 21 is way out in front with 5.17m sales since its release in 2011, over one million ahead of the album in second place – her own follow-up 25.

Ed Sheeran takes the next two positions with X and Divide while the third of Adele’s studio LPs, 19, is at #13.

Outside the Top 20, Oasis’ Time Flies singles collection is the UK’s 37th biggest seller of the decade, while Arctic Monkeys have the 27th with AM.

UK’s biggest selling albums of the 2010s, Top 20:

1/ 21 – Adele
2/ 25 – Adele
3/ X – Ed Sheeran
4/ Divide – Ed Sheeran
5/ Christmas – Michael Buble
6/ In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
7/ + – Ed Sheeran
8/ Our Version Of Events – Emeli Sande
9/ Progress – Take That
10/ The Greatest Showman Motion Picture Cast Recording
11/ Loud – Rihanna
12/ Crazy Love – Michael Buble
13/ 19 – Adele
14/ Doo-wops & Hooligans – Bruno Mars
15/ The Fame – Lady Gaga
16/ Sigh No More – Mumford & Sons
17/ Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay
18/ Wanted On Voyage – George Ezra
19/ Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
20/ The Defamation Of Strickland Banks – Plan B



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