Singer tops list of UK's best-selling albums of the decade

Adele leads the compilation with her successful 2011 album '21', which spent a 23 weeks at Number One and has sold just over four million copies in the UK alone since its release.

XL Records singer, Adele, has the highest selling album of the decade.

The Official Charts company have released a Top 40 list of the highest-selling albums of the decade in the UK.Singer Adele leads the compilation with her successful 2011 album , which spent a 23 weeks at Number One and has sold just over four million copies in the UK alone since its release.

Take That's 'Progress' is at number two spot with over two million sales, just beating Michael Buble's 2011 Christmas album. Emeli Sande's debut album 'Our Version Of Events', released in 2013, comes number four on the list, with Ed Sheeran's second album 'X' sitting at fifth position despite only being released in June 2014.Meanwhile, Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' is at number 13, Mumford and Sons' 'Sigh No More' is at number 14, Florence & The Machine's 'Lungs' is at number 19, George Ezra's debut 'Wanted On Voyage' is at number 25, Lana Del Rey's 'Born To Die' is at number 27 and Kings Of Leon's 'Come Around Sundown' is number 33.One Direction and Olly Murs each have three albums in the list, while Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, Adele, Rihanna, Pink, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and Michael Buble all have two albums in the countdown. See the complete top 40 list below.1. Adele - ‘21’2. Take That - ‘Progress’3. Michael Buble - ‘Christmas’ 4. Emeli Sande - ‘Our Version Of Events’ 5. Ed Sheeran - ‘X’ 6. Ed Sheeran - ‘+’ 7. Rihanna - ‘Loud’ 8. Michael Buble - ‘Crazy Love’9. Sam Smith - ‘In The Lonely Hour’ 10. Bruno Mars - ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ 11. Adele - ‘19’12. Lady Gaga - ‘The Fame’13. Coldplay - ‘Mylo Xyloto’14. Mumford and Sons - ‘Sigh No More’ 15. Plan B - ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’ 16. Olly Murs - ‘Right Place Right Time’ 17. Jessie J - ‘Who You Are’18. Katy Perry - ‘Teenage Dream’ 19. Florence & The Machine - ‘Lungs’ 20. One Direction - ‘Up All Night’21. Olly Murs - ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’ 22. Mumford and Sons - ‘Babel’ 23. Ellie Goulding - ‘Halcyon’ 24. Rihanna - ‘Talk Talk Talk’ 25. George Ezra - ‘Wanted On Voyage’ 26. Paolo Nutini - ‘Sunny Side Up’ 27. Lana Del Rey - ‘Born To Die’ 28. One Direction - ‘Take Me Home’ 29. Lady Gaga - ‘Born This Way’ 30. Bruno Mars - ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ 31. Bon Jovi - ‘Greatest Hits’ 32. Eminem - ‘Recovery’ 33. Kings Of Leon - ‘Come Around Sundown’ 34. Alicia Keys - ‘The Element Of Freedom’ 35. Pink - ‘Greatest Hits So Far’ 36. One Direction - ‘Midnight Memories’ 37. Pink - ‘The Truth About Love’ 38. Calvin Harris - ‘18 Months’ 39. Amy Winehouse - ‘Lioness - Hidden Treasures’ 40. Olly Murs - ‘Olly Murs’

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