Adele’s 21 Becomes Fourth Biggest-Selling Album Ever


The year is over but there was just enough time for Adele’s album 21 to squeeze in another milestone.

Her record-breaking LP is now the fourth biggest-selling album of all time in the UK.

According to figures from The Official Charts Company, 21 has now sold more copies that Oasis’ (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? with 4,562,000.

In the No 3 spot is ABBA’s Gold – Greatest Hits with 5,046,000 sales, and The Beatles’Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is in second place, having shifted 5,059,000.

Currently in the top spot is Queen’s Greatest Hits album, which has sold 5,866,000 since its release in 1981.

Across the globe, 21 has sold 25 million copies and was last year named as the biggest-selling UK album of the 21st century.