Adele's '21' And One Direction's 'Up All Night' Named Biggest Selling Albums Of 2012

5 July 2012, 07:48

The 'Someone Like You' star's debut '19' is also featured in the US Billboard chart's midyear top ten rundown.

Adele's '21' continues to break records after being named as the biggest selling album of 2012 so far by the US Billboard chart.

The 'Rolling In The Deep' star's second studio record was released back in early 2011 and has continued to dominate the charts around the world, recently notching its 24th non-consecutive week at the top of the US chart.

The album has sold 3.67 million copies already for the year following on from 5.82 last year.

During the week of her Grammys triumph, the album notched up its biggest week sales ever.

British boyband One Direction also featured high on the list with their debut 'Up All Night' shifting just under a million copies.

Nicki Minaj, Drake and Adele's '19' also feature on the list.

On the top selling digital songs of the year, The Wanted have seen the success of theur US debut 'Glad You Came' help them to seventh spot with Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used To Know' taking top spot.

You can view a picture of One Direction's 'Up All Night' album below:

Here is the list of the top selling albums and digital songs of the year, according to Neilsen SoundScan.

Top Selling albums of the year (in millions):

1. Adele – '21' (3.67)
2. Lionel Richie – 'Tuskegee' (0.91)
3. One Direction – 'Up All Night' (0.90)
4. Whitney Houston, - The Greatest Hits' (0.82)
5. Various Artists – 'Now 41' (0.71)
6. Carrie Underwood - 'Blown Away' (0.60)
7. Luke Bryan, -'Tailgates & Tanlines' (0.58)
8. Nicki Minaj - 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' (0.56)
9. Drake - 'Take Care '(0.55)
10. Adele -'19' (0.54)

Top selling digital songs of the year (in millions):

1. Gotye Feat. Kimbra – 'Somebody That I Used to Know' (5.50)
2. fun. featuring Janelle Monae – 'We Are Young' (5.09)
3. Carly Rae Jepsen – 'Call Me Maybe' (4.06)
4. Kelly Clarkson – 'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)' (3.32)
5. Nicki Minaj – 'Starships' (3.16)
6. Maroon 5 Feat. Wiz Khalifa - Payphone' (3.08)
7. The Wanted – 'Glad You Came '(2.892)
8. One Direction –'What Makes You Beautiful' (2.885)
9. Flo Rida featuring Sia – 'Wild Ones' (2.79)
10. Justin Bieber – 'Boyfriend' (2.60)

Meanwhile, Adele recently announced the news that she was pregnant and expecting her first child with boyfriend Simon Konecki.

The star is also working on a new studio album and you can check out some of the most anticipated releases still to come in 2012 by clicking on the

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