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Digital Album sales exceed the 100 Million mark in the UK

Adele, Ed Sheeran and Lady Gaga lead the way as the 3 biggest selling digital albums in the UK as the 100 Million download mark is passed this week.

Going on data from the Official Charts Company, this milestone of 100 Million took just over 6 years to achieve since official sales of digital records began in 2006. However, while it took 6 years to hit the 100 million figure, it is just 2 years since news broke that the 50 million figure was surpassed, testament to the ever increasing amount of music being purchased online in digital retailers with the weekly average of digital album download sales being approximately 500,000.

Here is the full run-down of the Top 10 best selling digital albums in the UK.

Top 10 best-selling digital albums of all time (according to the Official Charts Company):

  1. 21 - Adele
  2. + - Ed Sheeran;
  3. The Fame - Lady Gaga
  4. Only By The Night - Kings of Leon
  5. Loud – Rihanna
  6. Lungs - Florence + the Machine
  7. Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay
  8. Sigh No More - Mumford & Sons
  9. The Defamation of Strickland Banks - Plan B
  10. Doo-Wops & Hooligans - Bruno Mars