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Adele Scores Biggest-Selling Album in the World…Again

Posted Thursday June 6, 2013 12:18 PM GMT

It’s no secret that her 21 album has ruled the charts for years, and now Adele has been named the hottest-selling artist for 2012.

The “Rolling in the Deep” songstress moved 4.4 million units of the record last year, following 2011 sales of 5.8 million copies.

Additionally, 21 garnered Adele a whopping seven Grammy Awards, two Brit trophies, three American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music honors, and various other accolades.

One Direction, Rod Stewart, and Mumford & Sons also nabbed spots in the top 10 list, proving that the UK’s music is among the best in the world.

Prime Minister David Cameron told press, “We should be extremely proud of how our world-leading music industry continues to go from strength to strength, with a record share of the global market and with British acts having the world’s top selling album for five of the last six years.”

“British music is enjoyed across the world and we will keep backing our creative industries that support jobs, create opportunities and contribute to the economy.”

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