IFPI 2015 Year End Report Analysis

Adele

2015 Top selling Albums – Singles – Artists

Albums

TITLE – ARTIST – UNITS (M)
1 25 – ADELE – 17.4
2 X – ED SHEERAN – 3.5
3 1989 – TAYLOR SWIFT – 3.5
4 PURPOSE – JUSTIN BIEBER – 3.1
5 IN THE LONELY HOUR – SAM SMITH – 2.6
6 MADE IN THE A.M. – ONE DIRECTION – 2.4
7 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY – VARIOUS ARTISTS – 2.2
8 A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS – COLDPLAY – 1.9
9 TITLE – MEGHAN TRAINOR – 1.8
10 BEAUTY BEHIND THE MADNESS – THE WEEKND – 1.5

Physical and digital sales of albums only, no track equivalent nor streaming involved.

Singles

TITLE – ARTIST – UNITS (M)
1 SEE YOU AGAIN – WIZ KHALIFA (FT CHARLIE PUTH) – 20.9
2 UPTOWN FUNK – MARK RONSON (FT BRUNO MARS) – 20.0
3 THINKING OUT LOUD – ED SHEERAN – 19.5
4 SUGAR – MAROON 5 – 13.5
5 LEAN ON – MAJOR LAZER (FT MØ & DJ SNAKE) – 13.1
6 LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO – ELLIE GOULDING – 12.6
7 HELLO – ADELE – 12.3
8 BLANK SPACE – TAYLOR SWIFT – 9.2
9 CHEERLEADER – OMI – 8.3
10 WANT TO WANT ME – JASON DERULO – 8.1

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Artists

1 ADELE
2 ED SHEERAN
3 TAYLOR SWIFT
4 JUSTIN BIEBER
5 ONE DIRECTION
6 COLDPLAY
7 MAROON 5
8 SAM SMITH
9 DRAKE
10 THE WEEKND

One thought on “IFPI 2015 Year End Report Analysis”

  1. So, after a decade of transition, the music industry is getting back to where it was (in terms of total revenue) by 2005. But I remember you projected that within about 10 years, the record breaking figure from 1999 would be beaten. We will have to wait and see, but sounds extremely possible, especially considering that, apart from the traditional biggest markets, much of Asia and Latin America are starting to be fairly represented in relation to their population. Many good news.

    Of all the English speaking acts, Michael Jackson will probably be the most benefited by the irruption of Asia/Latin America in such a way.

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