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Best-selling albums of the 2010s

In order to promote the album, Adele organized the Adele Live 2016 world tour: as a result, the singer's concerts set new attendance records, and brought in a total of almost $ 168 million ...

Albums of the 2010s: On the best-selling records of the decade…

The best-selling albums of the 2010s - what did the new generation of listeners like? Unlike the previous lists, today you will not find such loud and quickly recognizable names here as The Beatles, Oasis, Robbie Williams... Today we will recall the works of more modern, young performers who managed to loudly declare themselves to the whole world! Who are they? And why exactly did their albums become top sellers in the UK? Let's find out!

Progress (2010)

Album Progress by Take That
Album Progress by Take That

Even ahead of the release, Take That's Progress album broke all records for the number of pre-orders! And on the first day of release, it sold over 230,000 copies (and this is only in the UK). This made Progress the best-selling album of the century... The total circulation of the album is approximately 2 million copies!

This entry gave the Take That team their sixth number one in the UK!

"21" (2011)

"21" - album by singer Adele (cover)
"21" - album by singer Adele (cover)

"21" - the singer Adele did not break the tradition, and gave her second studio work a laconic name (the last album of the performer was called "19", and the third "25", but about it a little later). When listening to the album, one can feel the strong influence of such genres as pop, soul, rhythm and blues... By the way: the name of the disc comes from the age when the performer started working on the disc.

As for the lyrics, "21" is dedicated to the theme of Adele's breakup with her boyfriend ... Quite insightful and deep compositions such as "Rolling in the Deep" and "Set Fire to the Rain" became huge hits ...

The album has been certified Diamond in the United States and several other countries! In general, its sales amounted to about 4 million copies.

Our Version of Events (2012)

Our Version Of Events was a successful debut for Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sande (album cover)
Our Version Of Events was a successful debut for Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sande (album cover)

Our Version of Events was a successful debut for Scottish singer Emily Sande! The album was released in early 2012. It did not take long for critics and listeners to turn their attention to him ...

In total, Our Version of Events has a circulation of about 1.5 million copies. An interesting fact: the singer started working on this album at the age of 11! It took more than ten years for Emeli Sande to implement his plan... However: it was definitely worth it!

Midnight Memories (2013)

Midnight Memories is the third studio effort by popular Anglo-Irish boy band One Direction.
Midnight Memories is the third studio effort by popular Anglo-Irish boy band One Direction.

Midnight Memories is the third studio effort by popular Anglo-Irish boy band One Direction! Critics described the album as "a little more rocker" than the young band's previous releases. As a result, Midnight Memories broke sales records on Amazon UK! The album debuted at #1 on the US Billboard... The release of Midnight Memories was preceded by the singles "Best Song Ever", "Story of My Life", "Midnight Memories" and "You & I".

The critics especially emphasized the depth of the lyrics, the musical arrangement of the album, as well as the level of involvement of One Direction in the process of its creation!

"X" (2014)

"x" (Ed Sheeran album cover)
"x" (Ed Sheeran album cover)

The album "X", whose name is pronounced "multiply" - "multiply", became the leader of a number of countries in the world, including the United States and New Zealand! It brought Ed Sheeran great international success: it was the most streamed album of 2014! In just one year, "X" received over 430 million streams! As a result, it became the third bestseller of the decade and the 20th bestseller in the history of music...

The album contains 12 tracks in total: "Thinking Out Loud", released as a single, became an international hit! The music video has over 3 billion views on YouTube...

"25" (2015 / 2016)

"25" (cover of Adele's third studio album)
"25" (cover of Adele's third studio album)

Another masterpiece from Adele. This time, the singer explores the themes of longing for the old, nostalgia, melancholy for the passage of time… 4 singles were released from the album, one of which is the famous and incredibly powerful hit track “Hello”: in just one week, the single was sold in circulation 9 million copies...

In order to promote the album, Adele organized the Adele Live 2016 world tour: as a result, the singer's concerts set new attendance records, and brought in a total of almost $168 million. Not a bad figure for a 25-year-old performer, isn't it? The album itself remained at the peak of popularity for several years ...

Divide (2017)

Divide (Ed Sheeran's third album)
Divide (Ed Sheeran's third album)

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's third album, featuring the acclaimed hit tracks "Shape of You" and "Perfect"! In 2017, the album grossed 2.76 million album-equivalent units, with traditional sales of 1.1 million.

All tracks from the album (and there are 12 in total) hit the top 20 of the UK chart! The single "Perfect" became Christmas number one!

Scorpio (2018)

Scorpion (double album by Canadian artist Drake)
Scorpion (double album by Canadian artist Drake)

A 25-track double album by Canadian artist Drake that intertwines the genres of pop, R&B and hip hop. The album included such hits as "God's Plan", "Is There More" and "In My Feelings".

The number of equivalent album units in 2018 exceeded 3 million.

Hollywood's Bleeding (2019)

Hollywood's Bleeding (third album by American rapper Post Malone)
Hollywood's Bleeding (third album by American rapper Post Malone)

The third album by American rapper Post Malone, which included the singles "Wow" and "Circles". The album became the best seller of 2019 with 3.001 million equivalent units.

The album also includes the single "Sunflower", which topped the Billboard Hot 100.

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