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The Best-Selling Music on iTunes in 2015 Was…

So who sold the most on iTunes in 2015? Here are some numbers from the US and the UK. (I hope to get some Canadian rankings at some point. Meanwhile, here are some Billboard Canada numbers for Top 50 albums and Top 100 singles.)


  1.  25 – Adele
  2. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – Drake
  3. 1989 – Taylor Swift
  4. Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack- Various Artists
  5. Purpose – Justin Bieber
  6. What a Time To Be Alive – Drake & Future
  7. To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrik Lamar
  8. Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd
  9. Compton – Dr Dre
  10. Montebello – Sam Hunt


  1.  25 – Adele
  2. Now That’s What I Call Music! 90 – Various Artists
  3. x – Ed Sheeran
  4. 1989 – Taylor Swift
  5. In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
  6. Now That’s What I Call Music! 91 – Various Artists
  7. Chaos and the Calm – James Bay
  8. Hozier – Hozier
  9. Fifty Shades of Grey sountrack- Various Artists
  10. Wanted On Voyage – George Ezra

If you’re interested in the biggest-selling TV shows and movies on iTunes this year, go here.

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