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The Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Artist Albums Of 2014 so far!

03/07/2014

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The Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Artist Albums Of 2014 so far! (Pictured: Coldplay – Ghost Stories)

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Coldplay’s Ghost Stories, Paolo Nutini’s Caustic Love and Ellie Goulding’s Halcyon among the UK’s best-selling artist albums of 2014 so far.

According to the Official Charts Company’s sales data for the first half of 2014, Coldplay’s Ghost Stories is the biggest selling artist album of 2014 so far.

Released in May of this year, Ghost Stories became the British band’s sixth UK chart topper, knocking Michael Jackson’s Xscape (Number 19 in year to date Top 40) off the summit of the Official Albums Chart. It sold over 168,000 copies during its first week of release, and has sold in excess of 375,000 copies to date.

Paolo Nutini takes second place on the half-year chart with his third full-length, Caustic Love. The album spent three week at Number 1 back in April, and has sold over 329,000 copies so far.

Ellie Goulding, who led the year to date chart during Quarter 1 of 2014, slides two places to Number 3 with Halcyon. Originally released in 2012, the album became the first Number 1 of 2014 thanks to the release of the deluxe edition, Halcyon Days, which features Ellie’s first Number 1 single, Burn. Halcyon has sold 275,000 copies so far this year, 902,000 to date.

Paloma Faith’s A Perfect Contradiction is at Number 4 with 255,000 sales, while Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour (Number 5) completes the Top 5 with sales of over 228,000 copies since it was released in May.

Ed Sheeran’s X (pronounced multiply), enters at Number 12 on the year to date countdown, after just one week on sale. The album sold over 182,000 copies during its first week of release, and is currently the fastest selling artist album of 2014 so far.

You can see the full Top 40 below:

The Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Artist Albums Of 2014

1 GHOST STORIES COLDPLAY
2 CAUSTIC LOVE PAOLO NUTINI
3 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
4 A PERFECT CONTRADICTION PALOMA FAITH
5 IN THE LONELY HOUR SAM SMITH
6 GIRL PHARRELL WILLIAMS
7 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
8 IF YOU WAIT LONDON GRAMMAR
9 BEYONCE BEYONCE
10 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
11 SINCE I SAW YOU LAST GARY BARLOW
12 X ED SHEERAN
13 LOVE IN THE FUTURE JOHN LEGEND
14 SYMPHONICA GEORGE MICHAEL
15 TRUE AVICII
16 THE TAKE OFF AND LANDING OF EVERYTHING ELBOW
17 THE POWER OF LOVE SAM BAILEY
18 HOME RUDIMENTAL
19 XSCAPE MICHAEL JACKSON
20 TRIBUTE JOHN NEWMAN
21 MIDNIGHT MEMORIES ONE DIRECTION
22 PURE HEROINE LORDE
23 MOON LANDING JAMES BLUNT
24 DAYS ARE GONE HAIM
25 THE 1975 1975
26 48:13 KASABIAN
27 GOING BACK HOME WILKO JOHNSON/ROGER DALTREY
28 PRISM KATY PERRY
29 NIGHT VISIONS IMAGINE DRAGONS
30 SETTLE DISCLOSURE
31 MEET THE VAMPS VAMPS
32 HIGH HOPES BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
33 SWINGS BOTH WAYS ROBBIE WILLIAMS
34 EDUCATION EDUCATION EDUCATION & WAR KAISER CHIEFS
35 THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP 2 EMINEM
36 LITTLE RED KATY B
37 TO BE LOVED MICHAEL BUBLE
38 SHANGRI LA JAKE BUGG
39 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
40 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS

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