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The Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Compilation Albums Of 2013

01/01/2014

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The Official Top 40 Biggest Compilation Albums Of 2013 (Pictured: Now That's What I Call Music 86)

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Now That’s What I Call Music 86 sells over a million copies to top The Official Biggest Selling Compilation Albums Of 2013!

The hugely successful Now That’s What I Call Music series of compilations went from strength-to-strength in its 30th birthday year, finishing 2013 with six placings in The Official Biggest Selling Compilation Albums annual best sellers Top 10.

According to Official Charts Company sales data, Now That’s What I Call Music! 86, the latest instalment of the hugely popular franchise, has sold over 1.1 million copies since it was released at the end of November. It is not only the biggest selling compilation album of 2013, but also the biggest selling album over-all, beating the top selling artist album of 2013, One Direction’s Midnight Memories, by more than one-and-a-half copies to one.

The 44 track album includes massive Official Singles Chart Number 1s from the likes of Katy Perry (Roar), OneRepublic (Counting Stars), Jason Derulo (Talk Dirty FT 2 Chainz), Miley Cyrus (We Can't Stop), Ellie Gouding (Burn), Avicii (Wake Me Up), Lorde (Royals) and Lily Allen (Somewhere Only We Know), among others.

Now That’s What I Call Music! 86’s predecessor, Now 85, is at Number 2 in the year-end chart after racking up sales of over 933,000 copies since it was released in July. Now 85 includes four of 2013’s Top 5 biggest selling singlesBlurred Lines by Robin Thicke, Get Lucky by Daft Punk, Let Her Go by Passenger, and La La La by Naughty Boy.

Now 84, which was released in March 2013, finishes the year at Number 3 with 733,000 sales, while the festive compilation, Now That’s What I Call Christmas, is at Number 4 after selling 414,000 copies during 2013 (864,000 total).

Thanks largely to the success of the Now series, sales of compilation albums in the UK are up by 3.7% on 2012, according to the Official Charts Company’s end of year sales data published today by British recorded music trade body The BPI.

The Official Biggest Selling Compilation Albums Of 2013 Top 5 is completed by an album compiled by acclaimed BBC 1Xtra DJ Trevor Nelson - The Trevor Nelson Collection (Number 5 with 290,000 sales).

The Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Compilation Albums Of 2013

1 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 86 VARIOUS ARTISTS
2 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 85 VARIOUS ARTISTS
3 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 84 VARIOUS ARTISTS
4 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL CHRISTMAS VARIOUS ARTISTS
5 THE TREVOR NELSON COLLECTION VARIOUS ARTISTS
6 BBC RADIO 1'S LIVE LOUNGE 2013 VARIOUS ARTISTS
7 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL 30 YEARS VARIOUS ARTISTS
8 ANTHEMS - TRANCE VARIOUS ARTISTS
9 POP PARTY 12 VARIOUS ARTISTS
10 EDDIE STOBART - TRUCKING SONGS VARIOUS ARTISTS
11 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 83 VARIOUS ARTISTS
12 VOICES - SIMPLY THE BEST VARIOUS ARTISTS
13 ANTHEMS - 90S VARIOUS ARTISTS
14 MARBELLA SESSIONS 2013 VARIOUS ARTISTS
15 TEENAGE DIRTBAGS VARIOUS ARTISTS
16 THE ANNUAL 2014 VARIOUS ARTISTS
17 THE SOUND OF DEEP HOUSE VARIOUS ARTISTS
18 THE 80S VARIOUS ARTISTS
19 CHILLED R&B - THE PLATINUM EDITION VARIOUS ARTISTS
20 MY KIND OF MUSIC SINATRA/BUBLE/BENNETT
21 EUPHORIC CLUBLAND VARIOUS ARTISTS
22 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MOVIES VARIOUS ARTISTS
23 THE PETE TONG COLLECTION VARIOUS ARTISTS
24 THE X FACTOR VARIOUS ARTISTS
25 BRIT AWARDS 2013 VARIOUS ARTISTS
26 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL DISNEY VARIOUS ARTISTS
27 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL DISNEY PRINCESS VARIOUS ARTISTS
28 CLASSICAL VOICES VARIOUS ARTISTS
29 POP PARTY 11 VARIOUS ARTISTS
30 HOLIDAY ANTHEMS VARIOUS ARTISTS
31 BBC RADIO 1'S LIVE LOUNGE 2012 VARIOUS ARTISTS
32 DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS - DREAM LOVERS VARIOUS ARTISTS
33 KISSTORY VARIOUS ARTISTS
34 EDM - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC VARIOUS ARTISTS
35 100 HITS - 80S CLASSICS VARIOUS ARTISTS
36 THE GREAT GATSBY ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
37 DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS - WALKIN' BACK VARIOUS ARTISTS
38 POP PARTY 10 VARIOUS ARTISTS
39 CLUBLAND 23 VARIOUS ARTISTS
40 DECADE 2000-2009 VARIOUS ARTISTS

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