These are the top-selling albums of the 21st century in the UK

This past Saturday (October 12) was the second annual National Album Day, an event designed to encourage music fans to listen to albums from start to finish with no skipping or interruptions, something that’s been in decline over recent years thanks to streaming.

Along with all the various features and promotions, BBC Radio 2 released this list of the top-selling albums in the UK so far this century.

1. Adele – 21 (2011)
2. Amy – Back To Black (2006)
3. Adele – 25 (2015)
4. Ed Sheeran – Multiply (2014)
5. Ed Sheeran – Divide (2017)
6. James Blunt – Back To Bedlam (2004)
7. Leona Lewis – Spirit (2007)
8. Michael Bublé – Crazy Love (2009)
9. Dido – No Angel (2000)
10. David Gray – White Ladder (1999)

The full top 40 list from Britain’s Official Charts can be found here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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