Top Selling Albums 2012

Top 40 Selling Albums of 2012

Following on from our article yesterday where we outlined the Top 40 selling singles of 2012.  Gotye topped that list and surprise of the lot was no placing for One Direction.  In terms of the albums Adele has topped most of our charts to date, so will she top this chart?  Ed Sheeran had an incredible year so he must be in with a shout.  Obviously One Direction will have a place in this chart, but will fellow boy bands The Wanted or JLS feature?

Before you read on, we can tell you that four acts have two albums featuring in the Top 40.  Four former X Factor acts feature in the Top 40 and Adele does feature in the Top 40.  In addition there are three acts in the Top 40 that started out in the music industry back in the 1960s.

Read on and see which acts sold the most albums in 2012.  Remember, we are one of the few sites that actually waited until the last minute of 2012, so our numbers are full!

Top 40 Selling Albums of 2012

Emeli Sande Top Selling Album of 2012

Emeli Sande Top Selling Album of 2012

1 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS by EMELI SANDE 1393000

2 21 by ADELE 786000

3 + by ED SHEERAN 784000

4 BORN TO DIE by LANA DEL REY 719000

5 TAKE ME HOME by ONE DIRECTION 616000

6 BABEL by MUMFORD & SONS 573000

7 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME OLLY MURS 570000

8 CHRISTMAS MICHAEL BUBLE 503000

9 MYLO XYLOTO by COLDPLAY 476000

10 UNAPOLOGETIC by RIHANNA 475000

11 FALL TO GRACE by PALOMA FAITH 449000

12 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE by P!NK 446000

13 TAKE THE CROWN by ROBBIE WILLIAMS 445500

14 MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY by ROD STEWART 421000

Rod Stewart Top Selling Albums 2012

Rod Stewart Top Selling Albums 2012

15 UP ALL NIGHT by ONE DIRECTION 372000

16 WHO YOU ARE by JESSIE J 370000

17 18 MONTHS by CALVIN HARRIS 354000

18 THE VERY BEST OF by NEIL DIAMOND 334000

19 TALK THAT TALK by RIHANNA 333000

20 IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW by OLLY MURS 332000

Olly Murs In Case You Didn't Know

Olly Murs In Case You Didn’t Know

21 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT by DAVID GUETTA 315000

22 NUMBER 3 by THE SCRIPT 312000

23 SOME NIGHTS by FUN. 310000

24 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX by BRUNO MARS 307000

25 MAGIC OF THE MOVIES by ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA 302000

26 DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS by BRUNO MARS 291000

27 BATTLE BORN by THE KILLERS 271000

28 EVERY KINGDOM by BEN HOWARD 269000

29 OVEREXPOSED by MAROON 5 263000

30 CEREMONIALS by FLORENCE & THE MACHINE 262000

31 GRRR by ROLLING STONES 258000

32 THE 2ND LAW by MUSE 255000

33 NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS by NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS 247000

34 STORYTELLER by ALFIE BOE 245000

35 ORA by RITA ORA 242500

36 HEAVEN by REBECCA FERGUSON 242300

37 PINK FRIDAY – ROMAN RELOADED by NICKI MINAJ 242000

38 EL CAMINO by THE BLACK KEYS 239000

39 DNA by LITTLE MIX 234000

40 STEREO TYPICAL by RIZZLE KICKS 233900

Figures Supplied by Patrick Downes

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