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Top 100 Best Selling Albums Of The Decade....So Far!

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by gezza76, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. The Immaculate Collection just seems to remain the go-to Madonna GH for everyone, it's the one I see more prominently in stores.
     
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  2. I thought the Immaculate Collection had been deleted at some point. I know it was her heyday and it's sold something ridiculous like 3.5 million in the UK but there's nothing on there post 1990 which were hardly wilderness years. GHV2 didn't sell bucketloads either. All very strange to me.

    I can't blame people for buying Immaculate, it was the greatest compilation package ever.
     
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  3. I hadn't really thought about it, but it does seem like Madonna has ceased to be a major catalogue seller over the last 10 years. When I needed to replace my copy of Immaculate Collection a few years back (as the last 2 tracks didn't rip properly into iTunes), I picked up a used copy somewhere for about £2, so didn't notice if it was still in print in HMV or whatever. After the success of Confessions, it's been a steep decline for her.

    It's all ABBA, Rod, Queen, Fleetwood Mac and ELO for heritage catalogue GH sets in recent times.
     
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  4. When they advertised the newer compilation on TV, It's My Life was the only song featured that didn't also appear on Cross Road. Says it all really.

    The number of artists (much less new artists) capable of a million selling album these days must be vanishingly small, and yet somehow we found room for Jess Glynne and Rag N Bone Man. I blame Brexit.
     
  5. Immaculate Collection was the first Madonna album I bought - back in 93. And I collected everything since but I’ve never felt the need to get Celebration despite getting GHV2.
     
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  6. I consider myself a fan and bought all her albums from the first through to and including "Celebration", and all her singles from "Vogue" to "Celebration" but I've never been inclined to buy any albums or singles since so I guess I'm one of the deserters haha
     
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  7. Oh. I completely forgot about Rag 'N Bone Man's entire existence and I've even seen him live. I'm a bit sick of artists singing that they're "only human", it's such a worn-out pop cliché at this point. Who knew his album was such a blockbuster?
     
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  8. It's about the only new music they sell in supermarkets.
     
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  9. The fact Rag N Bone Man will probably outsell Born This Way before the end of the month really depresses me.
     
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    30. IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW- Olly Murs (34-19-18-21-24-27-30) 1,116,700
    29. A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS- Coldplay (33-29) 1,144,700
    28. BABEL- Mumford & Sons (47-21-22-25-24-28) 1,148,000
    27. IF I CAN DREAM- Elvis Presley (37-26-27) 1,150,100
    26. UP ALL NIGHT- One Direction (41-23-19-20-23-23-26) 1,152,800



    More Olly Murs and Coldplay- and they aren’t done yet! Meanwhile we get the best seller from One Direction and Elvis shows that you can’t keep the king down.

     
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    25. 1989- Taylor Swift (33-28-25) 1,161,400
    24. HALCYON- Ellie Goulding (51-26-22-22-24) 1,200,500
    23. PURPOSE- Justin Bieber (70-25-23) 1,220,500
    22. WANTED ON VOYAGE- George Ezra (57-21-21-22) 1,223,500
    21. LUNGS- Florence & The Machine (8-11-16-17-19-20-20-21) 1,235,300 (T/S 1,751,100)


    Her recent album “Reputation” may not be off to the greatest of starts but “1989” continued to improve on this rundown for Taylor Swift. Ellie Goulding’s best fades a little as Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” pushes nearer the top 20- maybe next year?

     
  12. I can’t believe George Ezra’s album has been so huge.
     
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    20. WHO YOU ARE- Jessie J (19-14-14-16-18-19-20) 1,294,800
    19. TEENAGE DREAM- Katy Perry (15-12-15-16-18-19-18-19) 1,332,300
    18. RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME- Olly Murs (48-15-15-17-17-18) 1,367,100
    17. DEFAMATION OF STRICKLAND BANKS- Plan B (5-8-12-13-14-16-16-17) 1,387,100
    16. MYLO XYLOTO- Coldplay (13-11-11-12-15-15-16) 1,536,700


    Everything here drops just a spot to make way for you know who but it’s “Teenage Dream” which has the best 2018 thanks to new material for Perry. Not that that helped Plan B but 2018 should see a new album by him so there’s hope.

     
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    15. SIGH NO MORE- Mumford & Sons (10-10-13-12-13-14-14-15) 1,561,800 (T/S 1,713,800)
    14. THE FAME/ MONSTER- Lady Gaga (3-5-9-10-11-13-13-14) 1,578,900 (T/S 2,967,900)
    13. DOO WOPS AND HOOLIGANS- Bruno Mars (9-8-9-9-12-12-13) 1,778,100
    12. 19- ADELE (xx-6-6-8-10-11-11-12) 1,820,200 (T/S 2,397,000)
    11. CRAZY LOVE- MICHAEL BUBLE (2-4-5-6-7-10-10-11) 1,938,100 (T/S 3,135,600)


    Another section where all the albums drop a place, Best sellers from Mumford & Sons, Lady Gaga, and Bruno Mars all appear but it’s only the first of three for Adele, and Michael Buble’s “Crazy Love” finally loses its top 10 placing though that is mainly to do with over a million of its sales coming in 2009 and thereby ineligible for this list.

     
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  15. More than THREE MILLION people bought that Bublé album. Good grief.

    The top 10 has the grand total of one very good album, I think? Maybe two at a push.
     
  16. 19, if I remember rightly, was on about 800k when 21 was released. It's not unheard of for an earlier album to get something of a boost, but I don't think we've seen anything like this before.
     
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    10. LOUD- RIHANNA (4-3-3-5-5-9-9-10) 1,997,500

    Debuting at No 2 behind Take That it took “Loud” seven weeks to top the charts but once it got into its stride the album spent its first 24 weeks in the top 10. By the end of December 2010 Rihanna had three singles in the top 10, quite an achievement, whilst this was flying off the shelf, it should reach 2 million during 2018. She did have the help of David Guetta, Drake, Ne-Yo, Timbaland, and Nicki Minaj to help on the album, pretty much a who’s who of pop in 2010.

    Performance in 2017: Did not chart in the top 100 during the year

     
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    09. +- ED SHEERAN (20-7-7-6-8-8-9) 2,324,300

    Trailing in in 3rd place in the 2012 listings to the two Adele’s, Ed Sheeran’s debut album proper saw him catapulted into the “A List”ers of pop stars, no album on this list or indeed this decade has spent more weeks in the top 100 (301) than “+” and it’s also just one of five albums to spend a whole 52 wks in the top 10 (consecutive or otherwise).

    Performance in 2017: Was in the top 100 for all 52 weeks and top 10 for 4 weeks peaking at No 5 and selling 200,000 copies

     
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    08. OUR VERSION OF EVENTS- EMELI SANDE (10-3-4-6-6-8) 2,371,200

    Time now for the best seller of 2012 and almost 2013 until it was overtaken in the dying days by One Direction. Can anyone forget the near saturation of Sande back in those days? It remains in the record books as the first debut album to spend its first 66 weeks in the top 10 and illustrates how popular she was.

    Performance in 2017: Missing since November 2016

     
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  20. By the end of 2019 we’ll have 4 Sheeran and 3 Adele albums in the top 10 I reckon.
     
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