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Adele, Coldplay, The Beatles are best selling artists in Amazon UK’s history


The best selling artist in Amazon UK’s 15-year history has been revealed to be Adele.


With all formats taken into account, Adele has proved to be the most popular in the online retailer’s history, with Coldplay and The Beatles in second and third place respectively.


Adele also figures high up on the best selling mp3s list, but is beaten to first place by Rage Against The Machine‘s ‘Killing In The Name‘ – the subject of a campaign which handed the track the UK’s Christmas Number One in 2009, ahead of that year’s X Factor winner Joe McElderry.


“Adele’s achievement in securing both the best-selling artist title and the top two best-selling albums of the past 15 years on Amazon.co.uk is remarkable,” head of music at Amazon.co.uk, Paul Firth states.


“The fact that Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name’ has pushed Adele into second place in the best-selling singles chart is indicative of how much the UK loves a good campaign and how the public love the underdog.”


Amazon UK best sellers:



1 Adele

2 Coldplay

3 The Beatles

4 Lady Gaga

5 Rihanna

6 Michael Bublé

7 Kings Of Leon

8 Snow Patrol

9 Muse

10 Michael Jackson



1 Adele – ’21′

2 Adele – ’19′

3 Take That – ‘Progress’

4 Susan Boyle – ‘I Dreamed a Dream’

5 Now That’s What I Call Music! 83

6 Kings Of Leon – ‘Only By The Night’

7 Amy Winehouse – ‘Back To Black’

8 Mumford & Sons – ‘Sigh No More’

9 Now That’s What I Call Music! 80

10 Now That’s What I Call Music! 77


MP3 Singles

1 Rage Against The Machine – ‘Killing In The Name’

2 Adele – ‘Skyfall’

3 Psy – ‘Gangnam Style’

4 Adele – ‘Someone Like You’

5 Black Eyed Peas – ‘I Gotta Feeling’

6 Robin Thicke – ‘Blurred Lines’

7 Carly Rae Jepson – ‘Call Me Maybe’

8 Gotye – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’

9 Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’

10 James Arthur – ‘Impossible’



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Another list from Digital Spy:


Artists (Physical /Digital)

1. Adele / Lady Gaga

2. The Beatles / Rihanna

3. Coldplay / Glee Cast

4. Michael Bublé /Adele

5. Snow Patrol / Katy Perry

6. Pink Floyd / The Black Eyed Peas

7. Kings of Leon / Take That

8. Amy Winehouse / Coldplay

9. Susan Boyle / Florence + The Machine

10. Bob Dylan / Jessie J

11. U2 / Kings of Leon

12. Queen / Bruno Mars

13. Muse / Michael Jackson

14. Robbie Williams / Eminem

15. Elbow / Pixie Lott

16. Oasis / Rage Against The Machine

17. Michael Jackson / Michael Bublé

18. Rihanna / Beyoncé

19. Foo Fighters / Flo Rida

20. The Killers / Maroon 5


So Coldplay is #3 in physical releases and #8 in digital releases which makes them #2 in all formats.

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