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David Bowie dominates the UK's biggest selling albums of 2016 so far
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David Bowie dominates the UK's biggest selling albums of 2016 so far

The biggest selling albums of 2016 so have been unveiled and David Bowie features three times in the Top 10. 

Adele's 25 is the biggest selling with 406,000 copies sold this year so far, but Bowie's new album Blackstar isn't far behind with 345,000 sales in total since its release on January 8th. 

The figures have been released by the Official Charts Company and include physical, digital and streaming equivalent sales. As well as Blackstar, the Thin White Duke's 2002’s collection Best Of Bowie is at Number Four with 220,000 sales and 2014’s Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best Of is at Number 10  with 109,000.

In between Blackstar and Bowie's first Best Of is Justin Bieber's Purpose which has sold 269,000 in 2016 so far, his biggest selling album in the UK in his career. 

Elsewhere in the Top 10 there are spots for Jess Glynne, Coldplay, Elvis Presley, James Bay and Little Mix while Ed Sheeran's continues to move units and just misses out on the Top 10 with a placing at Number 11. 

 

The biggest selling albums of 2016 so far are as follows

1. Adele - 25
2. David Bowie - Blackstar
3. Justin Bieber - Purpose
4. David Bowie - Best Of Bowie
5. Jess Glynne - I Cry When I Laugh
6. Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams
7. Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream
8. James Bay - Chaos And The Calm
9. Little Mix - Get Weird
10. David Bowie - Nothing Has Changed - The Very Best Of

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