Beyoncé’s Lemonade was the highest selling individual album Globally of 2016

By Lesa Browning @musicmixdaily

On April 25th, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released its annual Global Music Report, an analysis of the revenue of the recorded-music business worldwide. While the report if full of details on how the industry has changed and grown, it also tells us interesting details on which artists had the largest impacts not just across the US, but across the globe.  Here are the official top ten albums and individual songs from 2016, some may surprise you.


Top-Selling Albums Globally of 2016, According to the IFPI (Physical & Digital Sales Only)

1. Beyoncé, Lemonade (2.5 million)

2. Adele, 25 (2.4 million)

3. Drake, Views (2.3 million)

4. Metallica, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct (2.1 million)

5. David Bowie, Blackstar (1.9 million)

6. The Rolling Stones, Blue & Lonesome (1.8 million)

7. Bruno Mars, 24k Magic (1.7 million)

8. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface (1.5 million)

9. Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams (1.4 million)

10. Pentatonix, A Pentatonix Christmas (1.4 million)

Top Digital Songs Globally of 2016, Ac- cording to the IFPI (Track Sales & Track- Equivalent Streams)

1. Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” (12.5 million)

2. Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself” (11.7 million)

3. The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer” (11.7 million)

4. Sia, “Cheap Thrills” (11.1 million)

5. Justin Bieber, “Sorry” (10.8 million)

6. Rihanna feat. Drake, “Work” (10.6 million)

7. Lukas Graham, “7 Years” (10.4 million)

8. The Chainsmokers feat. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down” (10.2 million)

9. Mike Posner, “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” (10.0 million)

10. Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out” (9.9 million)

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