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Adele and Rihanna score UK's latest million selling singles

07/03/2014

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Adele's Rolling In The Deep and Rihanna's Diamonds have become million selling singles in the UK

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Adele's Rolling In The Deep and Rihanna's Diamonds have become the latest singles to sell over a million copies in the UK. Plus: See the full list of the UK's biggest selling singles of all-time!

According to the Official Charts Company’s sales data, Adele’s Rolling In The Deep and Rihanna’s Diamonds have now both sold over a million copies in the UK.

Rolling In The Deep and Diamonds have become only the 144th and 145th singles to reach this sales milestone, respectively, since the Official Singles Chart began in 1952. The news comes just a week after Pharrell Williams scored his third million-selling single in less than twelve months with Happy.

Originally released in January 2011, Rolling In The Deep is Adele’s second million seller (following Someone Like You). Rolling In The Deep was the lead single from the London-born star’s mega-selling second album, 21. The track peaked at Number 2 on the Official Singles Chart, while 21 has gone on to become the UK’s fourth biggest selling album of all-time with sales in excess of 4.6 million copies.

Meanwhile, Diamonds, which topped the Official Singles Chart in October, 2012, has become the fourth track Rihanna has featured on to sell over a million copies in the UK. This puts the Barbadian superstar second only to the members of The Beatles for the most million-selling singles on our shores. Her previous million-sellers include We Found Love FT Calvin Harris (2011), Love The Way You Lie with Eminem (2010) and Only Girl In The World (2010).

“In securing their second and fourth million sellers respectively, Adele and Rihanna join an elevated group of artists – it is a tribute to their massive popularity that they have achieved such accolades,” comments the Official Charts Company’s Chief Executive, Martin Talbot. “Few artists from any era have achieved ONE million seller in the UK, let alone multiple ones. It is also particularly apt, that they have done so in the days leading up to International Women’s Day.“

Sir Elton John’s 1997 double A-Side Something About The Way You Look Tonight / Candle In The Wind ’97 remains the UK’s biggest-selling single of all-time with more than 4.9 million sales. The original 1984 version of Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? is in second place with 3.7 million sales, while Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody (2.4 million sales) is third.

You can see the full list of the UK’s 145 million sellers below:

The Million Sellers – The UK’s Biggest Selling Singles Of All-Time

1 SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT/CANDLE IN THE WIND 97 ELTON JOHN 1997
2 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID 1984
3 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY QUEEN 1975
4 MULL OF KINTYRE/GIRLS' SCHOOL WINGS 1977
5 YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 1978
6 RELAX FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD 1983
7 RIVERS OF BABYLON/BROWN GIRL IN THE RING BONEY M 1978
8 SHE LOVES YOU THE BEATLES 1963
9 LOVE IS ALL AROUND WET WET WET 1994
10 MARY'S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD BONEY M 1978
11 UNCHAINED MELODY/(THERE'LL BE BLUEBIRDS OVER) THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER ROBSON GREEN & JEROME FLYNN 1995
12 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU STEVIE WONDER 1984
13 BARBIE GIRL AQUA 1997
14 I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND THE BEATLES 1963
15 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN WILL YOUNG 2002
16 BELIEVE CHER 1998
17 (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU BRYAN ADAMS 1991
18 LAST CHRISTMAS/EVERYTHING SHE WANTS WHAM! 1984
19 IMAGINE JOHN LENNON 1975
20 SUMMER NIGHTS JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 1978
21 I'LL BE MISSING YOU PUFF DADDY & FAITH EVANS 1997
22 TWO TRIBES FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD 1984
23 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU WHITNEY HOUSTON 1992
24 DON'T YOU WANT ME? HUMAN LEAGUE 1981
25 PERFECT DAY VARIOUS ARTISTS 1997
26 THREE LIONS BADDIEL & SKINNER & LIGHTNING SEEDS 1996
27 CAN'T BUY ME LOVE THE BEATLES 1964
28 ...BABY ONE MORE TIME BRITNEY SPEARS 1999
29 MY HEART WILL GO ON CELINE DION 1998
30 EYE OF THE TIGER SURVIVOR 1982
31 TEARS KEN DODD 1965
32 BLURRED LINES ROBIN THICKE/TI/PHARRELL 2013
33 SOMEONE LIKE YOU ADELE 2011
34 KARMA CHAMELEON CULTURE CLUB 1983
35 GANGSTA'S PARADISE COOLIO FEATURING L.V. 1995
36 YMCA VILLAGE PEOPLE 1978
37 CARELESS WHISPER GEORGE MICHAEL 1984
38 MOVES LIKE JAGGER MAROON 5 FEATURING CHRISTINA AGUILERA 2011
39 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW GOTYE FEATURING KIMBRA 2011
40 (WE'RE GONNA) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS 1955
41 THE POWER OF LOVE JENNIFER RUSH 1985
42 THE CARNIVAL IS OVER THE SEEKERS 1965
43 I FEEL FINE THE BEATLES 1964
44 KILLING ME SOFTLY FUGEES 1996
45 I GOTTA FEELING BLACK EYED PEAS 2009
46 WE CAN WORK IT OUT/DAY TRIPPER THE BEATLES 1964
47 RELEASE ME ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK 1967
48 WONDERWALL OASIS 1995
49 COME ON EILEEN DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS 1982
50 IT WASN'T ME SHAGGY FEATURING RIKROK 2001
51 GET LUCKY DAFT PUNK FT PHARRELL WILLIAMS 2013
52 WANNABE SPICE GIRLS 1996
53 UNCHAINED MELODY GARETH GATES 2002
54 THINK TWICE CELINE DION 1994
55 WE FOUND LOVE RIHANNA FEATURING CALVIN HARRIS 2011
56 NEVER EVER ALL SAINTS 1997
57 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO TONY CHRISTIE FT PETER KAY 2005
58 TAINTED LOVE SOFT CELL 1981
59 SEX ON FIRE KINGS OF LEON 2008
60 HEART OF GLASS BLONDIE 1979
61 IT'S LIKE THAT RUN-D.M.C. VS JASON NEVINS 1997
62 WAKE ME UP AVICII 2013
63 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN 2012
64 HALLELUJAH ALEXANDRA BURKE 2008
65 IT'S NOW OR NEVER ELVIS PRESLEY 1960
66 IMPOSSIBLE JAMES ARTHUR 2012
67 MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY SLADE 1973
68 DIANA PAUL ANKA 1957
69 GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME TOM JONES 1966
70 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) BRUNO MARS 2010
71 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO FEATURING LAUREN BENNETT AND GOONROCK 2011
72 GANGNAM STYLE PSY 2012
73 BRIGHT EYES ART GARFUNKEL 1979
74 BLUE MONDAY NEW ORDER 1983
75 HEARTBEAT/TRAGEDY STEPS 1998
76 MARY'S BOY CHILD HARRY BELAFONTE 1957
77 PRICE TAG JESSIE J FEATURING B.O.B 2011
78 EARTH SONG MICHAEL JACKSON 1995
79 THE LAST WALTZ ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK 1967
80 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID 20 2004
81 CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD KYLIE MINOGUE 2001
82 STRANGER ON THE SHORE MR ACKER BILK AND HIS PARAMOUNT JAZZ BAND 1961
83 ANGELS ROBBIE WILLIAMS 1997
84 SATURDAY NIGHT WHIGFIELD 1994
85 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE EMINEM FEATURING RIHANNA 2010
86 DON'T GIVE UP ON US DAVID SOUL 1976
87 SPACEMAN BABYLON ZOO 1996
88 TITANIUM DAVID GUETTA FT SIA 2011
89 TORN NATALIE IMBRUGLIA 1997
90 POKER FACE LADY GAGA 2009
91 I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE GARY GLITTER 1973
92 NO MATTER WHAT BOYZONE 1998
93 GHOSTBUSTERS RAY PARKER JR. 1984
94 2 BECOME 1 SPICE GIRLS 1996
95 ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) RIHANNA 2010
96 I BELIEVE/UP ON THE ROOF ROBSON & JEROME 1995
97 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS 1978
98 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2) PINK FLOYD 1979
99 TELETUBBIES SAY "EH-OH!" TELETUBBIES 1997
100 I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING AEROSMITH 1998
101 THAT'S MY GOAL SHAYNE WARD 2005
102 I REMEMBER YOU FRANK IFIELD 1962
103 HEY JUDE THE BEATLES 1968
104 BACK FOR GOOD TAKE THAT 1995
105 BLUE (DA BA DEE) EIFFEL 65 1999
106 PURE AND SIMPLE HEAR'SAY 2001
107 I FEEL LOVE DONNA SUMMER 1977
108 DANCING QUEEN ABBA 1976
109 WE ARE YOUNG FUN FT JANELLE MONAE 2011
110 LET HER GO PASSENGER 2012
111 BLEEDING LOVE LEONA LEWIS 2007
112 CRAZY GNARLS BARKLEY 2006
113 RIDE ON TIME BLACK BOX 1989
114 UNCHAINED MELODY THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS 1965
115 THE YOUNG ONES CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS 1962
116 FAME IRENE CARA 1982
117 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL 1987
118 I WILL SURVIVE GLORIA GAYNOR 1979
119 STAND & DELIVER ADAM AND THE ANTS 1981
120 USE SOMEBODY KINGS OF LEON 2008
121 UPTOWN GIRL BILLY JOEL 1983
122 SAILING ROD STEWART 1975
123 THE A TEAM ED SHEERAN 2011
124 CHASING CARS SNOW PATROL 2006
125 SUGAR SUGAR THE ARCHIES 1969
126 WHITE CHRISTMAS BING CROSBY WITH THE KEN DARBY SINGERS AND JOHN SCOTT TROTTER ORCHESTRA 1942
127 CAN WE FIX IT? BOB THE BUILDER 2000
128 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT TIGHT FIT 1982
129 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU MARIAH CAREY 1994
130 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME BROTHERHOOD OF MAN 1976
131 FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE CHERYL COLE 2009
132 MYSTERIOUS GIRL PETER ANDRE FEATURING BUBBLER RANX 1995
133 I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING THE NEW SEEKERS 1971
134 WHEN WE COLLIDE MATT CARDLE 2010
135 BAD ROMANCE LADY GAGA 2009
136 WHOLE AGAIN ATOMIC KITTEN 2001
137 UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE SHOWADDYWADDY 1976
138 DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART ELTON JOHN & KIKI DEE 1976
139 DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA JULIE COVINGTON 1976
140 EYE LEVEL THE SIMON PARK ORCHESTRA 1972
141 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE DAWN FEATURING TONY ORLANDO 1973
142 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL LITTLE JIMMY OSMOND 1972
143 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS 2013
144 ROLLING IN THE DEEP ADELE 2011
145 DIAMONDS RIHANNA 2012

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