These are the Best-Selling albums in Britain last year

These are the Best-Selling albums in Britain last year

Homegrown talent dominated the best-selling albums in Britain last year, it has been revealed.

The BPI have revealed the Top 20 best-selling albums in this country across 2017, and it contains a few surprises. 

8 out of 10 top-selling releases were made by British artists, with Ed Sheeran’s record-breaking ‘÷’ leading the way.

Here’s the rundown:

1. Ed Sheeran – ‘÷’
2. Rag’n’Bone Man – ‘Human’
3. Sam Smith – ‘The Thrill Of It All’
4. Little Mix – ‘Glory Days’
5. Pink – ‘Beautiful Trauma’
6. Ed Sheeran – ‘x’
7. Michael Ball & Alfie Boe – ‘Together Again’
8. Drake – ‘More Life’
9. Liam Gallagher – ‘As You Were’
10. Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer’
11. Roy Orbison/RPO – ‘A Love So Beautiful’
12. Motion Picture Cast Recording – ‘Moana’
13. Take That – ‘Wonderland’
14. Paloma Faith – ‘The Architect’
15. Taylor Swift – ‘Reputation’
16. Ed Sheeran – ‘+’
17. George Michael – ‘Listen Without Prejudice – Vol 1’
18. Adele – ’25’
19. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – ‘Who Built The Moon?’
20. Eminem – ‘Revival’

In a statement, Geoff Taylor – Chief Executive for the BPI and BRIT Awards – commented: “Demand for music in the UK is growing fast, driven by brilliant British artists such as Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Rag‘n’Bone Man, Little Mix, Stormzy and Dua Lipa and the innovative music industry that supports them.”

“Whilst the rapid growth of streaming and resilient demand for physical formats gives us confidence for the future, it is important to remember that the music industry still has a long way to go to recover fully. Structural challenges must be overcome if long-term growth is to be sustained. First we must continue to fight the ‘Value Gap’, so that all digital platforms pay fairly for their use of music.”

Geoff Taylor finished by commenting on Brexit: “Second, Government must ensure our musicians are able to tour freely even after we leave the EU. Finally, we should make the UK the best place to invest in new content by forging an online environment that is safe for consumers and where illegal sites cannot flourish. If we do this, the future for British music, which is already one of our leading exports, will be very bright.”