The Official Charts Company (OCC) revealed that British singer “Adele” second album “21” had become the biggest seller in Britain this century.
According to OCC, “21” has become the world’s most selling album of 2011. The record has sold 3.4 million copies alongside Amy Winehouse’s 2006 LP “Back To Black” which has sold 3.3 million. “21 has never left the British Top 10 since its release in January, and Sunday clocked its 45th week in the upper end of the rankings, rising to No. 5 from ninth,” OCC added.
Meanwhile, Rolling Stone magazine named Adele’s album “21” and single “Rolling In The Deep” the best of 2011.
“‘21‘ was this year’s most stunning pop success, transmuting the young Brit’s personal sorrow – the collapse of an 18-month relationship – into a 13-million-selling smash that leapt across borders and oceans and united everyone from teeny-boppers to baby boomers to hip-hop-heads,” said Rolling Stone editors.
Last week, “21” was chosen as U.K’s best selling album of the 21st century and 2011′s best-selling album in the United States.