Published on May 5th, 2012 | by RMX0
The UK Star Adele overtakes Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ in UK’s all-time biggest selling albums list
The sky is the limit for Adele who has overtaken a great legend, at least in the UK all-time biggest selling albums list. Few artists can claim to have threatened by total dominance of the album ‘Thriller’ which was really the high point for the career of the late ‘King of Pop’. For many the memory of Michael Jackson is intimately linked to his commercially and artistically successful album. The Official Charts Company has been responsible for the listings and confirmed the new Queen of Brit Pop. Her second album ‘21’ has now managed to sell 4,274,300 copies in the UK. This is 500 more than the 1982 classic which brought Jackson millions of dollars across the globe.
The young singer who is changing the face of music
It would be unfair to say that Adele is a totally conventional singer. She has been criticized by fashion designers for having a ‘voluptuous’ body but there is very little that they can complain about in her music. The album ‘21’ is a reflection of this fact. It has sold an average of 20,000 copies per week over the last month. Over a period of 15 months the album has spend 66 non-consecutive weeks on the Official Albums Chart. On 23 occasions it was on the top spot. Few people have been able to achieve that level of Number 1 hits.
One of the records that it broke was that of ‘Back to Black’, the masterpiece by Amy Winehouse. It is now the biggest selling album of the 21st Century. Until now the Top Five biggest selling albums have been constant. They included the ‘Greatest Hits’ by Queen which had sales of 5.83 million. It was followed by ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band‘ by ‘The Beatles’ with 5.04 million. ‘Gold is Number Three’ by Abba was in the third position. ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ by Oasis was in the 4th position. Adele now joins the group to replace Michael Jackson.