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It has finally arrived. Just days before we usher in 2016, we have the definitive biggest selling albums of 2015 and guess what? The list is pretty impressive!
Meghan had HUGE success with her breakthrough hit ‘All About That Bass’, so expectation was high for her 2015 debut album ‘Title’. Luckily it was FULL of amazing pop hits, so the #Megatrons weren’t disappointed one bit!
Hozier’s first record FINALLY arrived in late 2014, fresh off the back of ‘Take Me To Church’ resurfacing and cementing him as one of the biggest talents of the moment. And it was both a critical AND commercial success.
They premiered 'Adventure Of A Lifetime' on Capital Breakfast and it blew EVERYONE'S mind. It only makes sense that they followed it up with a stellar album!
The release of 'Purpose' was the moment Justin Bieber changed direction in one of the biggest career turns in the history of pop. He's ALWAYS been a star...but this propelled him into a different galaxy.
George Ezra capitalised on the buzz around his song 'Budapest' by launching his debut album 'Wanted On Voyage' and pretty much blowing ANYONE who listened to it away. Not too shabby for 22 year-old singer-songwriter's first offering!
Whatever this lady does we ALL eat it up...and then ask for seconds! Jess currently holds the record for the most Vodafone Big Top 40 No.1 singles...EVER and most are from this album.
British singer James Bay dropped his FIRST album ‘Chaos And The Calm’ which arrived in March and featured some SERIOUSLY beautiful tracks from the 24 year-old star.
Of COURSE Ms. Swift was going to be on this countdown! Her album '1989' has been one of the biggest records of the past year, thanks to an endless string of pop anthems like 'Shake It Off', 'Blank Space' and 'Bad Blood'.
It's the album that's been HEAPED with critical praise for some time now, and with good reason! Sam's debut in in the top three, because everyone is LOVING everything this chap does. And when you hear beautiful tracks like 'Stay With Me' and 'Lay Me Down', it's not hard to see why.
The album that has cemented Ed as one of the MOST exciting singer-songwriters of the moment - as well as REALLY launching his career on a global scale - 'X' features some seriously massive tracks including 'Sing', 'Don't' and 'Bloodstream'.
Is it any surprise this has topped the list? Well we guess the fact it was only available for a couple of months is pretty incredible! But then again, 'Hello' topped the Vodafone Big Top 40 for a mammoth 4 WEEKS! Congratulations Adele!