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It's been a year packed full of brand new albums providing the Vodafone Big Top 40 with a whole bunch of fresh new single releases, but... exactly whose albums have been leading the sales in the world of hit music over the past 12 months?
You know you're onto a winner when the first release from your latest album becomes the year's biggest-selling single! That's right Pharrell's chart-dominator AKA 'Happy' certainly made the right impression helping to secure album 'GIRL' a spot inside our Top 10.
It's the start of a new chapter for the Take That guys continuing their career as a three-piece following the departure of Jason Orange. The award-winning act's EIGHTH studio album was led with Vodafone Big Top 40 hit 'These Days'.
Now this is exactly how you shake it off in true style making an impressive chart comeback with the incredibly successful '1989', which features pop anthems 'Shake It Off' and 'Blank Space'. It's Taylor's first attempt at a fully pop-focused album and we love it! here's to many more Miss Swift.
Things have certainly 'Never Been Better' for cheeky chappy Murs. Olly's secured himself yet another huge hit featuring lead single 'Wrapped Up' and current Demi Lovato collaboration 'Up'.
Ellie Goulding's second studio album 'Halcyon' was actually released back in 2012 but thanks to re-release late last year the hit-packed collection bags itself a spot in this year's biggest-selling albums. The latest versions of 'Halcyon' features Vodafone Big Top 40 hit 'Burn'.
The hit music machine that is One Direction found time in-between touring the globe to put the finishing touches to a brand new album release 'FOUR'. The boys' latest offering see's them experiment with a more mature sound on HUGE hits including 'Steal My Girl' and 'Night Changes'.
The band's sixth studio album released back in May 2014, and proof that the award-winning four-piece still have it. The band's latest release features Vodafone Big Top 40 hit 'A Sky Full of Stars'.
Not a bad year at all for this 21-year-old and his debut album 'Wanted On Voyage'. It all started when hit single 'Budapest' secured itself Top 10 places in charts around the globe, after which his first studio album shot straight to the top of the UK album charts. #Impressive
It's a close battle for the top but Sam Smith has got plenty to celebrate with the UK's fastest and biggest-selling debut album release 'In The Lonely Hour'. It's an impressive start to the award-winning singer's career who has dominated charts worldwide with singles including 'I'm Not The Only One' and 'Stay With Me'.
It's the biggest-selling release of the year having sold well over 1 MILLION copies and providing a string of chart hits including 'Sing', 'Don't' and 'Thinking Out Loud', we ACTUALLY can't wait to see how Ed follows this little beauty up! Ladies and gentlemen 2014's album of choice is... 'X'.