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The biggest selling albums of 2012 so far revealed!

29/11/2012

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The biggest selling albums of 2012 so far revealed! (Pictured: Emeli Sande, Our Version Of Events)

By Dan Lane 

Click here to see the final Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Albums Of 2012.

With a month to go before the Official Charts Company compile the end of year charts, and the biggest shopping period of 2012 already underway, we reveal the Top 10 biggest selling albums, and Top 10 biggest selling compilation albums, as they stand right now.

With sales fast approaching a million copies (928,000) Emeli Sande‘s Our Version Of Events will almost certainly be crowned the biggest selling artist album of 2012. On the Official Compilation Albums Chart, Now That’s What I Call Music 82 is currently leading the charge with sales of over 809,000 copies. However, with the busiest shopping weeks of the year upon us, there is still everything to play for for the rest of the contenders.

Every year, the run up to Christmas sees a massive surge in CD sales and, increasingly over recent years, digital downloads on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. And, as Michael Buble demonstrated this time last year with his Christmas album - which sold 1.2 million copies in the final quarter of 2011 - it is still possible for late comers such as Olly MursRight Place, Right Time, Girls Aloud’s Ten, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s The Throne 2, Tulisa’s The Female Boss and Bruno MarsUnorthodox Jukebox to make a huge impact on the year end charts. 

The Official Top 10 Biggest Selling Albums and Official Top 10 Biggest Selling Compilation Albums of 2012 so far are as follows. 

The Official Top 10 Biggest Selling Albums Of 2012 so far:

1 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
2 21 ADELE
3 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
4 + ED SHEERAN
5 MYLO XYLOTO COLDPLAY
6 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
7 WHO YOU ARE JESSIE J
8 TALK THAT TALK RIHANNA
9 FALL TO GRACE PALOMA FAITH
10 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION

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The Official Top 10 Biggest Selling Compilation Albums

1 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 82 VARIOUS ARTISTS
2 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 81 VARIOUS ARTISTS
3 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL RUNNING VARIOUS ARTISTS
4 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 83 VARIOUS ARTISTS
5 KEEP CALM AND RELAX VARIOUS ARTISTS
6 BE MY BABY VARIOUS ARTISTS
7 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL REGGAE VARIOUS ARTISTS
8 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 80 VARIOUS ARTISTS
9 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A NO. 1 VARIOUS ARTISTS
10 ULTIMATE CLUBLAND - A DECADE IN DANCE VARIOUS ARTISTS

© 2012 The Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

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