Top Selling Albums in Last 10 years: Adele Reigns

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Adele’s 21 leads the list, being the only album in the last 10 years that has reached diamond status.  While Rihanna may sing ‘shine bright like a diamond’ none of her releases have seen this milestone.

Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ has become one of the most purchased songs in history. These milestones have helped Adele established herself as a musical legend, with 9 GRAMMYs to back it up.

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The next highlight comes from no other than raps leading man Eminem. Fresh from the tragedy called ‘The Relapse’, that Eminem himself bashed, came the ‘Recovery’. Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ is now the bestselling rap album released in the past decade, boosted by the sales of the Rihanna assisted hit single  ‘Love the Way You Lie’ that might not have been as successful without Rih singing the hook. Em now holds the title of 2nd bestselling rapper of all time, only behind Tu-pac. The recovery has been a huge milestone for the genre. Although, some believe his sales are biased and are based on his race, his lyrical ability is legendary and something that cannot be denied.

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The next highlight comes from no other than America’s sweetheart, Taylor Swift. Taylor swift is now the music industry’s reigning Queen, in terms of first week sales. With two releases ‘Speak Now’ and ‘R.E.D’ selling over a million copies opening week, she’s now the only artist to reach this feat. During ‘R.E.D’s opening week, many pointed out that Swift had in one week outsold both Beyonce’s ‘4’ (that had been released two years prior) and Rihanna’s ‘Talk that Talk’ (that had been released the previous year).

So, although the music industry together has been at an all-time low, some artists have managed to sell.

CHECK FULL LIST BELOW:

1. Adele – 21 – 10,689,000
2. Eminem – Recovery – 4,460,000
3. Taylor Swift – Speak Now - 4,353,000
4. Lady Antebellum – Need You Now - 4,010,000
5. Taylor Swift – Red – 3,750,000
6. Justin Bieber – My World 2.0 – 3,290,000
7. Michael Buble – Christmas – 3,078,000
8. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More – 2,958,000
9. Jason Aldean – My Kinda Party – 2,955,000
10. Katy Perry – Teenage Dream – 2,736,000
11. Mumford & Sons – Babel – 2,375,000
12. Lil Wayne – Tha Carta IV – 2,296,000
13. Lady Gaga – Born this Way – 2,293,000
14. Susan Boyle – The Gift – 2,148,000
15. Lady Gaga – The Fame – 2,133,000
16. Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience – 2,099,000
17. Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines – 2,065,000
18. Drake - Take Care – 2,042,000
19. Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops Hooligans – 2,031,000
20. Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday – 1,902,000
21. Lady Antebellum – Own the Night – 1,845,000
22. One Direction - Up All Night – 1,808,000
23. Adele – 19 – 1,760,000
24. Rihanna – Loud – 1,746,000
25. Zac Brown Band – You Get What You Give – 1,735,000
26. Zac Brown Band – The Foundation – 1,726,000
27. One Direction – Take Me Home – 1,720,000
28. Drake – Thank Me Later – 1,681,000
29. Pink – The Truth About Love – 1,657,000
30. Eric Church – Chief – 1,599,000
31. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch the Throne – 1,573,000
32. Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto – 1,559,000
33. Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox – 1,528,000
34. Band Perry – The Band Perry – 1,523,000
35. Justin Bieber – Believe – 1,520,000
36. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away – 1,495,000
37. Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D. – 1,455,000
38. fun. – Some Nights – 1,430,000
39. Taylor Swift – Fearless – 1,425,000
40. Ke$ha – Animal – 1,423,000
41. Justin Bieber – Under the Mistletoe – 1,421,000
42. Maroon 5 – Overexposed – 1,414,000
43. Sade – Soldier of Love – 1,384,000
44. Lumineers - The Lumineers – 1,369,000
45. Beyonce – 4 – 1,354,000
46. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – 1,351,000
47. Jason Aldean – Night Train – 1,350,000
48. Justin Bieber – My World (EP) – 1,329,000
49. Maroon 5 – Hands All Over – 1,328,000
50. Black Keys – El Camino – 1,325,000

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