Two Irish Acts Feature On List Of Top 50 Best-Selling Albums Of The Millennium So Far 5 years ago

Two Irish Acts Feature On List Of Top 50 Best-Selling Albums Of The Millennium So Far

The Official Charts Company has revealed the best-selling albums of the millennium so far, and we’ve got to say, there were a few surprises in there!

Perhaps rather unsurprisingly though, it was Adele who topped the list, as her album 21 charted sales of almost 4,740,000.

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Next up was Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black followed by James Blunt’s album Back to Bedlam.

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Two Irish acts also found their way into the top fifty, with Snow Patrol’s Eyes Open and Westlife’s Unbreakable: The Greatest Hits Volume 1 both charting in 23rd position and 49th position respectively.

Not surprisingly, Take That and Robbie Williams feature heavily throughout the list as too does Coldplay.

Classic music from the Beatles and ABBA also features.

Here’s the Top 50 in full – how many of these do you have in your collection?

  1. Adele – 21
  2. Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
  3. James Blunt – Back to Bedlam
  4. Leona Lewis – Spirit
  5. Dido – No Angel
  6. The Beatles – 1
  7. Michael Bublé – Crazy Love
  8. David Gray – White Ladder
  9. Lady Gaga – The Fame
  10. Coldplay – A Rush of Blood To The Head
  11. Dido – Life For Rent
  12. Kings of Leon – Only By The Night
  13. Take That – Beautiful World
  14. Keane – Hopes & Fears
  15. Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters
  16. Coldplay – X&Y
  17. Coldplay – Parachutes
  18. Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
  19. ABBA – Gold The Greatest Hits
  20. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
  21. Robbie Williams – Swing When You’re Winning
  22. Take That – Progress
  23. Snow Patrol – Eyes Open
  24. Take That – Never Forget: The Ultimate Collection
  25. Robbie Williams – Greatest Hits
  26. Michael Jackson – Number Ones
  27. Adele – 19
  28. Michael Bublé – Christmas
  29. Duffy – Rockferry
  30. Take That – The Circus
  31. Robbie Williams – Sing When You’re Winning
  32. Emeli Sandé – Our Version of Events
  33. The Killers – Hot Fuss
  34. Green Day – American Idiot
  35. Robbie Williams – Escapology
  36. Kaiser Chiefs – Employment
  37. Maroon 5 – Songs About Jane
  38. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – By The Way
  39. Ed Sheeran – X
  40. Christina Aguilera – Stripped
  41. Justin Timberlake – Justified
  42. Texas – The Greatest Hits
  43. Susan Boyle – I Dreamed A Dream
  44. Ed Sheeran - +
  45. Rihanna – Loud
  46. Rihanna – Good Girl Gone Bad
  47. Katie Melua – Call Off The Search
  48. Craig David – Born To Do It
  49. Westlife – Unbreakable: The Greatest Hits Volume 1
  50. Guns N’ Roses – Greatest Hits.
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