Adele scores the biggest selling album of Christmas 2015

Adele's logs a fifth week at Number 1 with another bumper sales week.

There’s a high chance much of the nation will be waking up to an Adele album in their festive stockings today, as her record-breaking album 25 is crowned the UK’s official biggest selling album of Christmas week 2015.

Having already made chart history with 25 – now the fastest 2 million-selling album in the UK ever – Adele holds the Number 1 spot on the Official Albums Chart for a fifth week running, with massive sales again in the final shopping week before Christmas of nearly 450,000 copies. See Adele's week by week chart run of all her singles and albums.

Elvis Presley’s If I Can Dream (2) also emerges as a popular stocking filler this year with a further 173,000 copies snapped up this week, while Justin Bieber’s Purpose (3), Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams (4) and Jess Glynne’s I Cry When I Laugh (5) completing the albums Top 5 on Christmas Day.

New entries and high climbers

Outside the Top 10, Chris Brown’s new album Royalty debuts at Number 23 today. The singer’s seventh solo studio collection follows his collaborative Fan Of A Fan record with Tyga, which hit Number 7 back in March this year.   

Following its record-breaking opening weekend at the box office, Star Wars’ The Force Awakens OST – helmed by legendary composer John Williams - goes straight in at Number 25.

And finally, two Christmas albums make gains today: Michael Buble’s Christmas jumps from 15 to 12, and Kylie Minogue’s Christmas leaps up two places from 22 to 20.

This year's Official Top 40 Christmas Albums Chart appears below. See the Top 100 Official Albums Chart Update in full from 5.45pm.

1 25 ADELE
2 IF I CAN DREAM ELVIS PRESLEY
3 PURPOSE JUSTIN BIEBER
4 A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS COLDPLAY
5 I CRY WHEN I LAUGH JESS GLYNNE
6 GET WEIRD LITTLE MIX
7 ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE JEFF LYNNE'S ELO
8 MADE IN THE AM ONE DIRECTION
9 ANOTHER COUNTRY ROD STEWART
10 NEVER BEEN BETTER OLLY MURS
11 X ED SHEERAN
12 CHRISTMAS MICHAEL BUBLE
13 DARK SKY ISLAND ENYA
14 A YEAR OF SONGS ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG
15 THE VERY BEST OF CILLA BLACK
16 IN THE LONELY HOUR SAM SMITH
17 CHAOS AND THE CALM JAMES BAY
18 1989 TAYLOR SWIFT
19 CINEMA ANDREA BOCELLI
20 KYLIE CHRISTMAS KYLIE MINOGUE
21 DELIRIUM ELLIE GOULDING
22 WHITE LIGHT CORRS
23 ROYALTY CHRIS BROWN
24 LOVE SAX AND FLASHBACKS FLEUR EAST
25 STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS - OST JOHN WILLIAMS
26 ROMAN HOLIDAY ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS OR
27 BEAUTY BEHIND THE MADNESS WEEKND
28 1 BEATLES
29 A GIFT OF LOVE BETTE MIDLER
30 ALL OVER THE WORLD - THE VERY BEST OF ELO
31 KEEP THE VILLAGE ALIVE STEREOPHONICS
32 COMMUNION YEARS & YEARS
33 21 ADELE
34 AMOR & PASION IL DIVO
35 NIGHTBIRD EVA CASSIDY
36 HOW BIG HOW BLUE HOW BEAUTIFUL FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
37 III TAKE THAT
38 WILDER MIND MUMFORD & SONS
39 HOZIER HOZIER
40 GOOD OL' FASHIONED CHRISTMAS OVERTONES

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