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Data as of 2007 shows the United Kingdommarker solidly ranked as the third largest music market in the world.

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certifies an album as platinum for 300,000 sales to UK retailers. This is the list of albums to achieve at least 10x platinum (3,000,000) sales in the UK, based on the sales data produced for BPI by The Official Charts Company.

Though digital sales play a considerable role in overall sales nowadays, those figures are not represented here.

Top best-selling albums

Rank Year Title Artist Certification Sales in

millions
1 1981 Greatest Hits Queen 18× Platinum 5.68
2 1967 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles 16× Platinum 4.91
3 1995 Morning Glory? Oasis 15× Platinum 4.61
4 1992 ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA 14× Platinum 4.42
5 1985 Brothers in Arms Dire Straits 13× Platinum 4.07
6 1973 The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd 13× Platinum 3.96
7 1987 Bad Michael Jackson 13× Platinum 3.9
8 1982 Thriller Michael Jackson 12× Platinum 3.83
9 1991 Greatest Hits II Queen 12× Platinum 3.75
10 1990 The Immaculate Collection Madonna 11× Platinum 3.40
11 1991 Stars Simply Red 11× Platinum 3.40
12 1998 Come on Over Shania Twain 11× Platinum 3.36
13 1977 Rumours Fleetwood Mac 10× Platinum 3.25
14 2004 Back to Bedlam James Blunt 10× Platinum 3.17
15 1997 Urban Hymns The Verve 10× Platinum 3.17
16 1999 No Angel Dido 10× Platinum 3.05
17 1970 Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel 10× Platinum 3.05
As of 14 June 2009


See also



References

  1. http://www.ifpi.org/content/library/Recorded-music-sales-2007.pdf
  2. http://www.bpi.co.uk/assets/files/top%2040%20albums.pdf



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