Now That's What I Call Music 95 was the UK's best-selling album in 2016

The compilation series is still a massive seller...

Now That's What I Call Music 95 was the UK's best-selling album in 2016

Now That's What I Call Music! 95 was the UK's best-selling album in 2016, Official Charts can confirm. 

The latest in the Now! compilation series shifted 868,000 copies following its release in November last year. A massive 770,000 of those sales were physical CD purchases, with the remaining 98,000 coming from downloads. 

The sales figure makes it the biggest selling album overall in 2016. Official Charts recently announced that Adele had claimed the biggest artist album of the year with her third record 25. Check out the full Top 40 artist album list here.

MORE: See the Now That's What I Call Music! 95 tracklisting

The Now! compilation series has continued to prove hugely popular over the past year, with all three of its flagship Now That's What I Call Music releases in 2016 finishing in the Top 3 best-selling compilation albums of the year. Now 94 finishes second with 818,000 sales - also higher than Adele's 25 - while Now 93 is third on 701,000.

A further 10 Now! releases dominate the Top 40 biggest compilations list, including Now That's What I Called Christmas in fourth and Now That's What I Call Disney in eighth. 

The best-selling non-Now! compilation was Sing Your Heart Out 2016. Released in February 2016, the collection places fifth, followed by 100% Clubland in sixth. 

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The UK's Official Top 40 best-selling compilation albums are:

1 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 95 VARIOUS ARTISTS
2 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 93 VARIOUS ARTISTS
3 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 94 VARIOUS ARTISTS
4 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL CHRISTMAS VARIOUS ARTISTS
5 SING YOUR HEART OUT 2016 VARIOUS ARTISTS
6 100 PERCENT CLUBLAND VARIOUS ARTISTS
7 THROWBACK - SUMMER JAMZ VARIOUS ARTISTS
8 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL DISNEY VARIOUS ARTISTS
9 THE COUNTRY ALBUM VARIOUS ARTISTS
10 THE ANNUAL 2017 VARIOUS ARTISTS
11 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 92 VARIOUS ARTISTS
12 DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS-10TH ANNIVERSARY VARIOUS ARTISTS
13 THE ANNUAL 2016 VARIOUS ARTISTS
14 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL SUMMER HITS VARIOUS ARTISTS
15 I LOVE 90S VARIOUS ARTISTS
16 THROWBACK - SLOWJAMZ VARIOUS ARTISTS
17 ACOUSTIC CAFE VARIOUS ARTISTS
18 LEN GOODMAN'S CROONERS & SWOONERS VARIOUS ARTISTS
19 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL PARTY ANTHEMS VARIOUS ARTISTS
20 GO HARD OR GO HOME VARIOUS ARTISTS
21 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - AWESOME MIX 1 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
22 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL ROCK BALLADS VARIOUS ARTISTS
23 80S XL VARIOUS ARTISTS
24 I LOVE SUMMER VARIOUS ARTISTS
25 ACOUSTIC VARIOUS ARTISTS
26 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL LOVE VARIOUS ARTISTS
27 THROWBACK PARTY JAMZ VARIOUS ARTISTS
28 SUICIDE SQUAD - THE ALBUM ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
29 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL 70S VARIOUS ARTISTS
30 100 HITS - 80S ESSENTIALS VARIOUS ARTISTS
31 CLASSIC MOTOWN VARIOUS ARTISTS
32 FOR THE LOVE OF TRANCE VARIOUS ARTISTS
33 MINISTRY OF HOUSE VARIOUS ARTISTS
34 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL REGGAE PARTY VARIOUS ARTISTS
35 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL THE 80S VARIOUS ARTISTS
36 MOTOWN ANTHEMS VARIOUS ARTISTS
37 100 HITS - CAR SONGS VARIOUS ARTISTS
38 BBC RADIO 1'S LIVE LOUNGE 2016 VARIOUS ARTISTS
39 JUST GREAT SONGS 2016 VARIOUS ARTISTS
40 100 HITS - 70S CHARTBUSTERS VARIOUS ARTISTS

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MORE: Look back at Now 94's tracklisting

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